2021 Chevrolet Traverse gets mild facelift and more standard safety tech
A lot has been happening to Chevrolet’s SUV lineup lately. The completely new 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban were launched, the 2021 Equinox received an extensive facelift and the new Captiva (a rebadged Chinese SUV) debuted for the GCC market. Now it is the turn of the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, as it gets a mild facelift for the new model year.
The most glaring change on the 2021 Chevy Traverse is its new LED headlights and the redesigned grill and bumper. The turn signals are neatly integrated into the DRLs now. The sides remain largely unchanged apart from the four new wheel designs. The changes at the rear are mostly confined to the new LED tail lamps.
The 2021 Traverse offers new creature comforts like Android Auto, Apple Carplay, an 8-inch infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof. The three-row SUV also gets new seating cinfigurations along with best-in-class cargo space.
But the big change in the Traverse’s arsenal is the list of standard safety features. These include automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, front pedestrian braking, forward collision warning, and lane-keep assist with lane departure warning. These features are offered only in the range-topping variants or were optional with the outgoing Traverse. On top of these, Chevy will also offer optional safety features like adaptive cruise control and a Safety Alert Seat with the higher variants.
Chevrolet has released no details regarding the powertrain in the 2021 Traverse. But this being a mild-facelift, the existing 3.6-litre V6 engine along with the nine-speed automatic transmission will most likely be retained. This engine produces 310 hp of power and 361 Nm of torque which is plenty for a vehicle that will mostly be confined to doing school runs.
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse will go on sale later into the year.