The 2024 Chevy Traverse introduces a brand-new third generation for the crossover, debuting a wealth of updates and changes over the preceding 2023 model year. Among these updates is an overhauled exterior that presents a new look and a more truck-like attitude. Interestingly, the profile of the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse shows off a “shark fin” style C-pillar. The question is – does this new styling element even look any good?
The 2024 Chevy Traverse made its formal introduction this July, which means the collective public has had plenty of time to let the new looks sink in. The shark fin C-pillar is particularly interesting.
The C-pillar incorporates a rising body section just behind the middle windows, elevating the window line at a dramatic angle. However, the pillar stop just below the roof line (at least stylistically speaking) and flows rearwards at a horizontal angle, then falls back down towards the original window line before settling at a slightly elevated point to flow rearwards into the hatch.
Because it stops short of connecting with the roofline, the C-pillar creates a sort of “floating roof” design wherein the top window line wraps around the rear of the vehicle in an unbroken fashion. In addition, the shape of the C-pillar seems to enhance the rear haunches of the all-new 2024 Chevy Traverse, giving it a taller, tougher look overall.
This tougher attitude bit would certainly fall in line with the rest of the vehicle’s styling, especially the front fascia, which looks to incorporate similar high-mounted lighting elements and a large, rectangular grille section, vaguely similar to the styling of models like the Chevy Silverado and Chevy Colorado. Add in further styling enhancements for trims like the new Z71, and the look is definitely more rugged than that of the previous generation.
But what do you think, dear reader? Do you like the shark fin C-Pillar on the 2024 Chevy Traverse? Tell us by voting in the poll below, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Traverse news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.