Next-Gen 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ Spied: Photos21
Just last month, GM Authority exclusively reported that the upcoming next-generation 2024 Chevy Traverse would receive a new outdoor-focused Activ trim level. Now, our spy photographers have captured a prototype of the 2024 Traverse configured in what appears to be this new Activ trim.
As a brief refresher, we caught a 2024 Traverse prototype just a few days ago. That being said, the vehicle we captured this time around is our first sighting of the next-gen full-size crossover outfitted in the Activ trim level. As the more rugged, adventure-style variant of the lineup, this unit features a few key differences as compared to the other 2024 Traverse prototype we’ve seen.
We spot our first few distinctions up front, such as the red recovery hooks (tow hooks), a skid plate, and what is likely to be the production lighting arrangement. Additionally, the front bumper seems to offer more ground clearance, resulting in a slightly improved approach angle, an important factor in determining the efficacy of an all-terrain vehicle.
Moving around the side of the vehicle, we’re able to get a clear visual on the tires. Typically, an off-road-oriented vehicle would feature knobby all-terrain tires for better traction, but this example appears to be rolling on regular touring tires. Nonetheless, this could simply be an early prototype, and thus hasn’t been equipped with more dirt-friendly rubber yet.
Out back, there’s a thin LED light strip that could allude to a new taillamp design. Prominently displayed on the lower valance of the rear fascia are a set of dual exhaust tips. Notably, the shape of these tips seems inspired by those on the C8 Corvette Stingray.
The next-gen 2024 Chevy Traverse could carry over the current 2023 Traverse’s naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, mated to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. However, a new powertrain could be introduced as well, such as the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B.
Under the skin, the 2024 Traverse is expected to ride on an updated version of the GM C1 platform known as the C1-2. Production of the Traverse, along with the next-gen 2024 GMC Acadia and 2025 Buick Enclave, will take place the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan. The 2024 Traverse will begin production in December 2023, while the 2024 Acadia and 2025 Enclave are set to follow at a later date.
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Hmm, the wheel size suggests something other than the Activ trim. Tires are way too low profile.
Though the red tow hooks are interesting. In fact tow hooks in general on a light off-roader is odd. I don’t recall that any other Activ trim offers tow hooks.
Curious for the updated Traverse to be revealed. And more so the Acadia.
Keep in mind that Activ might be all about appearance and not so much about functionality… hence the lower profile tires.
Also, there’s a trend of Activ becoming the range-topping model in some Chevy crossovers… this could simply end up replace High Country in the trim hierarchy, keeping the HC’s content, while adding some rugged styling cues.
Other than the models the activ is the highest trim don’t even offer an LTZ trim, much less a premier or HC.
This is a mule after all, so most likely it’s probably the off road trim exterior, (please be Z71 activ is yuk!) the cloth base interor with the high country wheels. They’re testing 5 things all at once.
Is this upcoming Traverse shorter in length?
I hope not. I know many that chose the Traverse specifically for their size.
It sure as heck wasn’t for their great interior materials or Modern Tech
From my understanding it’s actually just taller and possibly 1/2” wider, so it looks stubby. Kinda the same with the Tahoe now. Early 2000’s suburbans looked almost like a long black Cadillac, but the current generation, while slightly longer is so much wider and taller they look stubby by comparison.
Please o please don’t call it “activ”
That might fly with genZ buyers on a small economy cars but sounds quite frankly dumb litteraly any other car. Heck is sounds dumb on the trailblazer CUV, but at least it fits. If we are not going to call it a Z71 to respect the more serious vehicles, why not pull out the Z21 name plate?
@Momolos The size should be roughly the same as the second-gen model. The more blocky design plus the camo tricks the eye into making it look smaller.
That makes sense. I actually prefer the Blocky design look to be honest.
theres no way this is an activ trim, but then again the already existing activ trims are nothing but jokes anyways, so maybe this is an activ
So if they keep the powertrain the same, these vehicles — in 15 years — have only gained 35 HP / 15 lb-ft compared to the original 2007 Acadia. Compared to updated Lambdas, they’re 22 HP / -4 lb-ft. That’s pretty darn pathetic.
A list of competitors off the top of my head* that do — or soon will — offer stronger engines than the Traverse (and presumably other C1 twins):
Toyota Grand Highlander
Jeep Grand Cherokee L
*I’ll leave lux class like MB & BMW off.
If the Koreans update and out power the C1’s, GM is toast in this segment and will be competing with the likes of the Ascent & Pathfinder, etc. Not great company. All because it failed to read the room and gutted GM Powertrain, shipping most of its remaining assets to Warren Tech Center in the process, all for the GD electrics.
Incorrect as the GM high feature knocks so socks off the pentastar. If your talking about the hemi in the Durango/Cherokee, you pay a big premium for that.
The highlander offers a pathetic 2.4 turbo engine. It only gets 360HP in a hybrid that can only apply that power for 10 seconds, and the extra hybrid weight means you won’t feel it in the pants, and can’t use it in towing.
Explorer is the same as dodge. They offer upgraded engines. The base engine is crap.
The strength of the traverse is you can get it with the GM high feature for the same price as all the competitors base engine, where it absolutely blows away the competition. I’d love to see them drop in the 2.7 turbo or 5.3 traversly like the did on the impala SS, but takers might be few in a around town vehicle. The Durango needs the hemi cause dodge after all doesn’t have a suburban compeditor.
I would take a twin turbo 3.6L thats in the cadillac CT4 good for 472HP/445TQ. Lower the suspension, put magna-ride on it, with 10 speed and paddle shifters and call it an SS model.
I have a redline premier for the wife and really like the vehicle. GM just needs to offer an SS model to compete with Fords ST Explorer and Dodges/Jeeps Hemi powered SUV’s
TNT…You Hit The Nail On The Head But From What I Seen From GM Lately There Is No One There That Intelligent!
Is there really a market for a $70k Traverse?
Just buy the Cadillac if you want that.
Of course I’m talking about the upgraded engines. How obtuse are you? And knocking the Grand Highlander with incorrect facts just makes you seem like a GM shill.
Also, most of the competition is in mid-cycle right now, which means the aged and lumbering HFV6 (“high-featured” 20 years ago!), will be on market for at least 3-5 years. If the Koreans, Ford, Stellantis, etc. update their base engine in that time, GM is left holding their D.
They should have been forward-looking with the powertrain and vehicle dynamics. Instead, this is probably literally the SAME F’n vehicle as C1XX ver. 1.0 — just with a whole bunch of pricey electronics added and some rerolled sheet metal.
They have turbo V6, why not drop that into the mix. Most of the competition have higher HP and torque options and GM could offer more performance along with higher towing rates.
I think there would be a market for vehicles like the older Jimmy’s and Blazer’s, 2 door variants of the Tahoe and Yukon, and that might solve the problem too. You know go big or go home.
Wild Bill…The Name Of The Game Is $MONEY$. Why Offer A Turbo V6 In A Traverse When They Can Cattle Chute You Into A $$$Cadillac$$$.
I tried to buy the new Cadillac Electric didn’t get in on time but I did get in on time one of the first ones for the electric Silverado but since I gave him that $100 on my credit card I’ve never heard a word from him and that was almost 1 year ago.
Sorry that cattle chute still puts you into the same motor, same size vehicle,
Just maybe nicer looking aesthetics, but if they offered an XT6 V with the turbo V6 I’m in, as I do have a new CT4 V Blackwing, sweet.
Could be ideal for someone seeking a smaller version of the Tahoe.
Looks like a mini Tahoe which is cool and much nicer then the original traverse!