The 2024 Chevy Traverse made its world debut on July 17th in Detroit and is already confirmed in the three North American countries as well as in the Middle East. Now, images of an all-new Chevy Traverse HEV have just leaked for the first time in China.
The Asian country’s authorities have published SAIC-GM’s official future product statement for the all-new Chevy Traverse HEV, an unprecedented variant of the completely redesigned crossover that will debut in the coming months in the Chinese market. As such, the government leak includes the exterior design images and some technical details of the upcoming Traverse hybrid.
Notably, the all-new Traverse HEV maintains the same body design and format of the third-generation model introduced in the United States, and will officially introduce the Traverse nameplate in China for the first time. In fact, the future product statement confirms that the new generation of the full-size crossover will be manufactured locally by SAIC-GM as the largest utility vehicle ever produced by the company.
The main novelty of the all-new Chevy Traverse HEV for China is obviously its hybrid propulsion system, a powertrain never before seen in the Traverse, which differs from the engine in the model manufactured in North America. The leak shows that the Traverse HEV is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L engine that develops 150 kW or 201 horsepower, combined with an electric motor of undisclosed output.
Additionally, the official statement indicates that the all-new Chevy Traverse HEV will include a lithium battery to feed the electric motor as an alternative to fuel – allowing it to comply with consumption and emissions regulations established by Chinese legislation. From an exterior design standpoint, the body of the next Traverse HEV only includes minor changes to the bumpers and slightly larger rearview mirrors compared to the North American variant.
The all-new Chevy Traverse HEV is expected to debut soon and go on sale in China early next year, as the largest crossover in Chevrolet’s utility portfolio with capacity for seven or eight passengers according to the selected seating configuration. The Chinese model measures 204.6 inches long, 79.5 inches wide and 71 inches high, on a wheelbase of 120.9 inches.