Next-Gen 2024 Chevy Traverse LT Caught Testing9
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.
While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 2024 Chevy Traverse testing as a prototype, it is the first time we’ve seen the 2024 Chevy Traverse LT trim level.
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.
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It doesn’t look as boxy on these Spy Images.
The word is that they are making it smaller and the Acadia somewhat bigger. People were buying the Traverse over the Tahoe which was making GM mad.
nearly the same room (newer Tahoes add height), better gas mileage and 20k cheaper. Traverse wins everytime.
Exactly…I would love to get a Tahoe, but to get a base model Tahoe is in the $50’s and their lease rates suck. For $50K, you can get a fully loaded Traverse. Of course, I can remember when you could get a Tahoe LS for $30k. My aunt bought one back in 1995 when they first came out. It was green with the silver two-tone like the Silverado’s. Her LS was about $32,000. Now the stupid Equinox’s are $32,000. Hopefully, Chevy will upgrade the interior of the Traverse to keep in line with the new interiors found on the upcoming EV’s.
EV’S Boo, I’ll stick with the gasoline models!
“Nearly” is an understatement. My boss’s Traverse IS roomier than my Tahoe… second row, third row, and beyond.
Looks like a step backwards. I like current Traverse design. I’d understand if Chevrolet went all Jeepy or modeled on Explorer but this just looks generic.
So, when this debuts and the current gen Camaro dies, it only makes sense that the Blazer will lose the 3.6. Will the 2.7 be optional in the Blazer to replace the 3.6, or will it be deemed no longer necessary without a replacement? The Camaro, Traverse, Blazer, Acadia, Enclave, XT5, and XT6 are the only ones left with this engine.
GM is great at scaling engines and platforms. Sure, Toyota can sell the same number under one marque but that’s really rare in the industry & will take Chevy another decade or more to achieve