GM Authority spy photographers have captured a few 2024 Chevy Traverse prototypes out testing in the wild so far, including an LT unit and a new Traverse Activ variant. Today, our photographers got up close and personal with another 2024 Traverse prototype, this one being tested at high speeds on the interstate.
While it’s certainly exciting to see a prototype this closely, it’s difficult to distinguish what trim level this particular unit is. That being said, it does appear to be wearing low-profile tires, so it’s possible that this 2024 Traverse prototype is outfitted in the RS trim level.
In case you may have been unaware, the 2024 Chevy Traverse will be the first of three next-gen, full-size crossovers to be launched in the near future, with the next-gen GMC Acadia set to arrive soon afterwards, and the next-gen Buick Enclave set to debut one model year after the first two. All three full-size crossovers will be manufactured at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant, which means that production of the GMC Acadia will be moved from the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee to the Michigan facility.
Production of the 2024 Chevy Traverse is currently scheduled to kick off in December 2023. All three crossovers are likely to ride on an updated version of the GM C1 platform, known internally as C1-2.
As far as the current 2023 Traverse is concerned, the Bow Tie brand’s full-size crossover is powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, routed to the ground via the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s possible that the 2024 Chevy Traverse could inherit this powertrain, however, the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine could also be made available as well.