In addition to leaking images of the regular all-new Traverse HEV in China last week, the Asian country’s authorities also leaked the first details of the upcoming and yet-unannounced 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released SAIC-GM’s official future product statement for the upcoming 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ, a new off-road-focused version of Chevrolet’s full-size crossover designed for the Chinese market. Once again, the institution got ahead of the joint venture by revealing the 2024 Traverse Activ before it was officially announced.
Notably, the upcoming 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ is the off-road variant of the third-generation Chinese-made crossover, and the equivalent to the Z71 trim level of the North American model. In fact, both versions share exactly the same body design, with both styling and functional elements introduced by the Traverse Z71, giving it a more aggressive appearance and improve its off-road abilities.
The exterior appearance differences between the upcoming 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ for China and the American-made Traverse Z71 are some finishing details – such as larger rearview mirrors, LED taillights with clear lenses and Activ emblems instead of Z71 badges on both the grille and the liftgate. The rest remains the same, including the raised suspension scheme and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
Like the regular version, the biggest change to the upcoming 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ over its American counterpart is in the powertrain. As standard, the all-new Traverse that will be offered in the Chinese market will be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system composed of a turbocharged 2.0L gasoline engine with 150 kW or 201 horsepower and an electric motor. For its part, the Activ variant adds AWD as standard equipment.
The upcoming 2024 Chevy Traverse Activ is expected to debut soon and be introduced alongside the regular variant of the crossover for the first time in the Chinese market early next year, as the largest utility vehicle ever made by SAIC-GM. As such, the Traverse will expand Chevrolet‘s local range of crossovers and will be positioned above the three-row Chevy Blazer exclusive to the Asian country.