Introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an new crossover vehicle that is claimed to give customers people-hauling and cargo-carrying capability typically found in larger SUVs. It will be available with three rows of seats.
Built on GM’s Lamda platform – which also underpins the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave – the Traverse features styling cues inspired by the acclaimed Chevrolet Malibu and incorporates the firm’s new front-end appearance.
Powered by a direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 rated at 286hp, the new Traverse will start production in the third quarter of 2008 at GM’s manufacturing facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Stay tuned for more information and our opinions of the new design in our Chicago Auto Show Highlights, coming soon.