Chevrolet Traverse 2022 in Chile, expected refresh for the large family SUV

Chevy presented last week in Chile at the facelift of to crossthe largest SUV offered by the brand before moving on to Tahoe and Suburban. These changes were announced in 2020 as a 2021 model. and finally they are dropped in our country. The novelties come from the hand of a renewed design, the new RS version and greater technological content.

2022 Chevrolet Traverse: Dimensions and Design

  • Length: 5819mm
  • Width: 1996mm
  • Height: 1796mm
  • Wheelbase: 3071mm
  • Ability:
    • Behind third row: 651 L
    • Behind second row: 1,645 L

The changes of this facelift mainly affect the front and the rear. At the front we see how the grille adopts a more simplified hexagonal style with straighter lines. The upper lights are also thinner and incorporate LED technology. Further down we see LED daytime running lights that surround the fog lamp inserts. Some chrome elements also appear in this area.

At the rear, only the headlights have been updated to much more modern headlights, with LED technology and 3D inserts, as well as a new decorative trim that joins the two optical groups. Everything else remains exactly the same, including standard dual exhausts.

The rest of the changes result in new 18 or 20 inch wheels and roof bars for all versions. Of course, there are also aesthetic differences between versions. For example, the RS model gets plastic trim, graphite-colored wheels, a mesh grille and piano black parts, as opposed to the sleeker Premier trim, with bright wheels and body-color trim.

2022 Chevrolet Traverse: Interior

Inside, no major changes. The RS version obviously has a few sportier elements, like red stitching or a more ornate gear knob for the automatic transmission, but nothing more. The Chevrolet badge is also black, instead of the classic gold color.

It should be noted that, depending on the version, it is the passenger capacity. For example, the LT model can accommodate 8 occupants in a 2-3-3 configuration, while the other versions accommodate 7 in a 2-2-3 configuration. To easily access the row behind, the brand offers the system Smart Slide.

On the equipment side, the LT model offers:

  • Full LED lighting
    • The headlights have IntelliBeam technology (automatic high beams)
  • Electric, heated and electrically folding mirrors
  • Electric opening gate
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Multifunction steering wheel
    • Includes cruise control
    • Adjustable on two axes
  • Electrically adjustable and heated front seats
  • Second row heated seats
  • electric parking brake
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Access and start with Smart Key and button
  • Universal gate remote control
  • MyLink 3.0 multimedia system with 8″ screen
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
    • Installing the app
    • MyChevrolet app support
    • 4G LTE Wi-Fi System
    • wireless charger
    • noise cancellation system
    • USB charging ports and Bluetooth support
  • reversing camera
  • Reverse sensor
  • On-board computer on 4.2″ screen

The RS model adds or modifies:

  • Double-glazed sunroof
  • Bose audio system with 10 speakers
  • adaptive cruise control
  • Interior mirror with camera
  • 360 degree HD camera

The Premier model, add or modify

  • Hands-free tailgate opening with logo projector
  • Dashboard with 8″ screen and advanced functions
  • Air-conditioned front seats (heating and ventilation) and with vibrating alert for assistance
  • Heated and electrically adjustable steering wheel
  • Memory package for seats, steering wheel and mirrors

2022 Chevrolet Traverse: Safety

Safety equipment is the same for all three models, with a few exceptions:

  • Seven airbags (the seventh is a central airbag between driver and passenger)
  • 17″ four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and EBD
  • Stability control (StabiliTrak)
  • traction control
  • Chevy Safety Aid
    • blind spot alert
    • Cross traffic alert
    • forward collision warning
    • Distance indicator assistant
    • Low-speed automatic emergency braking
    • Full-speed automatic emergency braking (RS, Premier)
    • rear pedestrian detection
    • Forward Pedestrian Detection (RS, Premier)
    • Lane Keeping Aid
  • tire pressure monitor
  • Rear seat usage alert (for dads who forget they have kids)
  • drag kit
  • Teen Driver Mode (mode that limits car speed and radio volume)
  • Three-point seat belts at all seats
  • ISOFIX and Top Tether anchors

In addition, Chevrolet will offer free OnStar online services and 24-month support package to all Traverse customers.

2022 Chevrolet Traverse: Powertrain

For Traverse, the same existing engine is kept:

  • V6 3.6 VVT with direct injection
    • 310 hp and 360 Nm of torque
    • Consumption between 6.3 and 12.2 km/l (city/highway)

All trims come with all-wheel drive, power steering, and a nine-speed automatic transmission with Active Select.

2022 Chevrolet Traverse: Marketing

“New Traverse arrives on the market with a completely renewed design and safety and technological equipment that make it a unique vehicle in its segment. In time, this car finishes renewing our SUV portfolio and is aimed at those who have a daring lifestyle and, at the same time, want a spacious and comfortable vehicle with the best equipment”details the director of sales and operations of General Motors Chile, Gustavo Colossi.

Catalog prices (June 2022)
Traverse 3.6 LT AWD 8P $35,990,000
Traverse 3.6 RS AWD 7P $38,990,000
Traverse 3.6 Premier AWD 7P $40,490,000

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