With production currently slated to kick off in December 2023, the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse heralds the arrival of the Bow Tie brand’s third-generation midsize crossover. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have captured a production-spec example of the 2024 Traverse configured in what appears to be the Z71 trim.
Painted in the Summit White (color code GAZ) color, this 2024 Chevy Traverse Z71 is the first unit GM Authority has captured that isn’t fully or partially obscured by camouflage, as we saw a lightly wrapped Traverse LT undergoing testing back in July. As such, we can clearly spot the all the exterior styling changes that the official reveal of the third-gen Traverse displayed.
Up front, Chevy’s “High Brow” design language is on full display, with two tiers of lighting elements and a large grille and red tow hooks that help to contribute to the rugged look of the next-gen Traverse. To further emphasize that this is a Z71 unit, a skid plate can be seen underneath the front fascia.
It’s worth noting that this example doesn’t feature Z71 badges.
Out back, further all-new lighting elements are complimented by a blacked-out Chevy Bow Tie logo, while a quad exhaust tip setup can be seen poking out from the rear bumper. Notably, it appears as though the trim piece covering the tow hitch area has been removed.
Although it isn’t shown in these photos, the cabin of the third-gen Traverse is highlighted by a new 17.7-inch diagonal color infotainment touchscreen, which will be equipped as standard fare across the entire trim lineup. The new cockpit sports a redesigned steering wheel, as well as more interior space overall, improved ergonomics, new colorways, and higher-quality materials.
In the regard to new safety and technology features, every 2024 Traverse will be equipped with the Chevy Safety Assist package (RPO code PED), which includes the following (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Automatic Emergency Braking (UHY)
- Front Pedestrian Braking (UKJ)
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UHX)
- Following Distance Indicator (UE4)
- Forward Collision Alert (UEU)
- IntelliBeam (TQ5)
Under the hood, the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine will be supplanted by the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, rated at a GM-estimated 315 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. Output will be routed to the ground via the GM eight-speed automatic transmission. FWD will be standard, while AWD will be available as an option.
As for structure, the 2024 Traverse will ride on a revised version of the long-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform, which now incorporates various upgrades like the Global B digital architecture. Production will take place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.