General Motors is cooking up an all-new generation for the Chevy Traverse, set the debut in conjunction with the launch of the 2024 model year. GM Authority spy photographers have already captured the 2024 Chevy Traverse on public roads testing as a camouflaged prototype, showing us a few bits and pieces of the revised styling. Now, however, we have exclusive details on what will be under the hood of the next-generation 2024 Chevy Traverse.
According to GM Authority sources, the all-new 2024 Chevy traverse will cradle the new turbocharged 2.5L inline four-cylinder gasoline engine that GM Authority was the first to report on last week. For those who may have missed it, GM is now in the final stages of development for a new turbo 2.5L I4 gasoline engine, the specs of which include dual overhead cams (DOHC) and direct fuel injection. The new engine will be tagged with RPO code LK0.
The new 2.5L engine is part of GM’s Cylinder Set Strategy, or CSS, similar to the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. In fact, the new turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 could be considered something of a “mini L3B.”
Check out the exclusive GM Authority video below for more information on the new 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine:
As for output, it’s unclear how much power and torque the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse will actually make. However, assuming identical specific output as the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine (114 horsepower per liter, 159 pound-feet of torque per liter), we can estimate that the 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine may produce a maximum of 287 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. However, that’s merely speculation at this point. Either way, output will be routed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
As a reminder, the current Chevy Traverse only offers the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which is essentially the same powerplant as the old 3.6L V6 LFX engine, but with automatic Stop-Start capability. Output from the LFY is rated at 305 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The all-new third-generation 2024 Chevy Traverse will remain roughly the same size as the current model, albeit with a more truck-like attitude, aesthetic, and execution. The crossover will also offer a new Z71 trim level, per a GM Authority exclusive, while the RS and High Country trims will be dropped from the lineup.