The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse has been revealed at the New York motor show. The eight-seat crossover’s new front-end styling introduces a new design which will be rolled out across all Chevrolet crossovers.
The new grille arrangement gives a softer and more premium look which is less bold and angular than that of the model it replaces.
“We have injected a stronger presence into the Traverse exterior by focusing on the details,” said Phillip Zak, GM director of exterior design. “The small but important changes give it a more vibrant personality that more closely reflects the lifestyles of the families who rely on the Traverse to get them through their busy lives.”
Chevrolet claims the Traverse has the most interior space in its class. Revisions for 2013 see the adoption of more soft-touch surfaces and a new centre console with a 6.5in screen. Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system is offered. The system offers the ability to stream audio through Bluetooth-equipped devices.
Rebound springs in the front suspension are said to improve roll control and revised shock absorbers will deliver a smoother low-speed ride.
A front centre airbag is fitted, which is designed to protect the driver or front seat passenger in the event of a side impact where the affected occupant is on the non-struck side of the vehicle. The airbag deploys from the inbound side of the driver’s seat between the front seats.