The 2024 Chevy Traverse is set to introduce a brand-new third generation for the crossover, with updates expected for exterior, interior, trim level lineup, and powertrain. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have captured the next-gen 2024 Chevy Traverse LT testing as a camo-clad prototype.
Despite the black-and-white camo, there are several interesting features worth pointing out here, starting with the front end, where we see broad, square, horizontal styling elements across a multi-tiered fascia. The fascia is broken up in a series of horizontal dividing lines, including three grille dividers for the lower intake, and five grille dividers for the upper intake. One of the upper dividers is larger than the others, providing a visual connection between what appear to be slim LED lighting signatures.
Moving over to the corners, we see this 2024 Chevy Traverse LT prototype rolling on a set of split-spoke wheels, which are very similar to the 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (RPO code PXJ) equipped as standard by the base-model 2023 Chevy Traverse LS. The overall shape, however, appears to be more upright and boxy than the current model, while up top, we see two ridges suggesting the presence of roof rails.
The rear end is also quite upright and boxy, with a trailing-edge roof spoiler seen attached to the top of the hatch. Slim lighting elements are seen in the corners of the rear fascia, while down in the lower bumper, quad exhaust pipes finish it off.
Critically, the 2024 Chevy Traverse may drop the High Country trim level, while also adding a new Activ trim to the lineup, per previous GM Authority coverage. In addition, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine makes the most sense as the powerplant of choice for the next-generation Chevy Traverse. Also found under the hood of GM’s pickup trucks, the L3B produces a maximum of 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, although under the hood of the next-gen 2024 Chevy Traverse, this engine is expected to be transversely mounted and produce roughly 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque.
Under the body panels, the 2024 Chevy Traverse will likely ride on the GM C1-2 platform, which is essentially an updated version of the current model’s GM C1 platform. Production will kick off at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan this coming December.