Chevy says its midsizer will have segment-best cargo space and third-row legroom.


The new Chevrolet Traverse is coming to the Detroit Auto Show – but we knew that already. And while this official teaser image doesn't show more than a shadowy silhouette, there are a few things we can guess based on what we see here, along with some of Chevy's preliminary details.

Chevy says the 2018 Traverse is "expected to offer the segment’s best third-row legroom and maximum cargo space," as well as seating for up to eight passengers. With more spacious accommodations inside, that means it'll actually be larger than GMC's midsize Acadia – remember, the last-generation Acadia was basically the same size as the Traverse, but now, there will be a bit more differentiation. See how the 2018 Traverse's profile compares in size to the new Acadia in this slide-over comparison:

2018 Chevy Traverse Teaser
2017 GMC Acadia

We can't confirm anything else about the new Traverse just yet. The powertrain lineup should include GM's 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6, as well as some sort of four-cylinder option, and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. It's definitely going to be called Traverse, too – not Blazer or TrailBlazer like earlier reports suggested. If one of those names is resurrected, it'll be for something else.

We'll have the complete spread of 2018 Chevy Traverse photos and information when it officially debuts on Monday, January 9. Stay tuned.


Source: Chevrolet

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