After months of speculation and GM Authority coverage, the next-gen 2024 Chevy Traverse has finally been officially unveiled, and brings along a complete overhaul to the exterior, interior and powertrain. During this reveal, General Motors also made an announcement regarding its Lansing Delta Township plant, where the all-new Traverse will be built.
During the official debut, The General announced that it is currently planning to add a third shift to its Lansing Delta Township plant starting next year. Notably, this will be the first time since 2017 that the assembly facility ran on three shifts.
It’s worth noting that this announcement likely comes as a result of GM’s future plans for the facility. As of the time of this writing, the Lansing Delta Township plant is responsible for the production of the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. However, as GM Authority has covered extensively, the next-gen GMC Acadia will also be built at this facility starting in early 2024. As a result, it’s likely that this decision is in response to the expected increase in production demand at the plant.
For reference, the newly revealed 2024 Chevy Traverse is the first of a trio of next-gen full-size crossovers to be launched in the near future, with the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave to follow at a later date.
As previously mentioned, the General Motors has finally unveiled the details on the 2024 Traverse. Heralding the arrival of the third-generation of the Bow Tie brand’s full-size crossover, the all-new Traverse boasts a more truck-like appearance and incorporates Chevy’s “High Brow” design language.
The cabin is highlighted by the standard 17.7-inch diagonal color infotainment touchscreen. The thoroughly overhauled cockpit sports a redesigned steering wheel, while there’s more interior space overall, along with improved ergonomics, new colorways, and higher-quality materials.
Under the hood, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine has been supplanted by the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, which is rated at 315 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed to the front wheels as standard through the GM eight-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, AWD is available as an option.
As for structure, the 2024 Traverse rides on a revised version of the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, which now incorporates the likes of the Global B digital architecture. Production is expected to kick off late December 2023.