It is expected that the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse will be an almost unchanged version of the last year model. There are a lot of reasons that prove it. Do not forget that the last version was the 2018 model when this car has undergone significant changes in design and equipment. Most likely new, the third, generation the manufacturer releases as 2025 model.
So, as much we know, for now, there should not be changes and differences this time. However, there are loud rumors that we should expect small changes in engine models. According to the official site, the manufacturer could replace the current engine with a smaller but more efficient one.
- The model has significant upgrades in engine strength and type.
- The cabin could be more impressive than before, including the equipment.
- There are no changes in design.
- The price could be higher than before.
Besides the obvious changes in details and shape of the chassis, 2021 Chevrolet Traverse actually does not bring any novelty this time. The model should be more rounded with softener edges, most in order to be different from the other aggressive models in the class. The platform is the same as before, so the size of the model is the same.
However, just because of changes in design, it looks maybe a little smaller, with rounded edges and a short front end. The rear end remains the same shape, with longer roof and high trunk door so both create a cube. Something like Toyota Highlander. The manufacturer, however, aims to be closer to Honda Pilot.
There are no announced differences in the design of the cabin, as well as in new equipment. However, we are sure that there will be upgrades, so the model becomes competitive even with the models made in the same factory. The size is as before three-row shaped, with a lot of space for the passengers in second and the third row and additional equipment for the children.
There are interesting rumors about the engines that will be offered as optional in new 2021 Chevrolet Traverse. The old version of 3.6-liter V6 turbocharged could be replaced with a 2.0-liter four-in-line model, but this time also turbocharged one. The 3.6-liter V6 remains only as a naturally-aspired option, with the strength of 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the 2.0-liter four-in-line option it should have the strength of 257 horsepower and 296 pound-feet of torque. It is much stronger than before but slightly weaker than larger engines. Both should come paired with nine-speed automatic transmission. For the manufacturer, this is a probe for a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that could replace existed models in the whole line of the cars, including GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5.
2021 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Price
Whatever happens with the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, it will not be significantly different from the current model, so do not worry, it will look like and drive as before. The manufacturer will increase the “premium” models in years to come, so it looks like different from the younger brother Chevrolet Blazer.
It will surely affect the price that should be $35,000 or more this time. Since this could be a mild-cycle refreshment for the model, expect differences in color pallet and details, along with additions in the cabin.