Revealed in mid-July 2023, the 2024 Chevrolet Traverse represents the third generation of the Bow Tie’s large, three-row crossover. The all-new model brings a full exterior and interior overhaul, along with a new powertrain. We’ve already shown you real world photos of the 2024 Traverse LT in Mosaic Black Metallic with the Midnight Edition package, a 2024 Traverse LT Sport Edition in Summit White, and a Traverse Z71 in Radiant Red Tintcoat. Today’s GM Authority Live Photo Gallery shows you the vert first “in the wild” pictures of the Traverse LS Sport Edition in Summit White. You won’t see these photos anywhere else, so let’s dig right in.
Finished in Summit White (paint code GAZ), this crossover is outfitted with the Sport Edition package, which adds black exterior accents and is analogous to the Midnight Edition. What sets the two packages apart is that the Midnight Edition is available exclusively with black exterior paint, while the Sport Edition is available in colors other than Black.
The front end features Chevy’s dual-tier headlight treatment, referred to by designers as the Chevy Highbrow theme. The design splits up the Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), which are horizontally-oriented and located at the top of the front fascia, from the actual headlamps, which are located just below. Curiously, the model seen here is missing the black grille typically standard of the Sport Edition. This is likely because GM did not have the special edition grille available at the time this prototype was built, deciding to substitute a more readily-available grille that had the same aspiration properties. Note that the actual grille that will be included with the Sport Package can be seen on this Traverse.
The profile view reveals a set of 20-inch High Gloss Black painted aluminum wheels (RPO code SLV) that are also part of the Sport Edition package. The tires wrapping the black wheels wheels are 255/55R20 all-season blackwalls (RPO code Q3N). Other Sport Edition details include the high gloss Black door upper and low gloss Black belt moldings (RPO code BSW) plus Black badges and nameplates.
Additionally, the lack of roof rails confirms this vehicle is a Traverse LS rather than the mid-range LT, which is equipped with the rails.
Also note the “shark fin” C-pillar treatment found across the entire 2024 Chevrolet Traverse range. The vehicle also shows off the fresh taillights, which are integrated with a black horizontal aesthetic across the tailgate, and quad exhaust tips inset into the rear bumper. With the exception of the black Chevy Bow Tie, the rear end is devoid of all badges.
The entire vehicle features a truck-like aesthetic that gives the Traverse a much-needed infusion of muscle – something that the design of the first two Traverse models didn’t have.
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Traverse is a deep reskinning of the outgoing, second-generation Traverse, keeping the bones but reworking nearly everything else. In addition to a complete overhaul of the exterior and interior, the third-gen Traverse adopts the new Global B electronic architecture.
Under the hood is a new powerplant in the form of the turbocharged 2.5L I4 LK0 gasoline engine, developing a GM-rated 328 horsepower and 326 pound-feet of torque, linked to a GM eight-speed automatic transmission for cog swaps and a choice of standard FWD or optional AWD. Under the reworked body panels, the crossover rides on the GM C1 platform.