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    Chevrolet Does A Dark Teaser for 2018 Traverse

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      Under a cloak of darkness, Chevrolet teases the next Traverse


    Chevrolet has released a teaser for the next-generation Traverse that will debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Judging from the teaser, it appears the Traverse will share front and rear end styling of the new Equinox. Chevrolet says in a press release the Traverse will boast "the segment’s best third-row legroom and maximum cargo space." Other details are being kept under the cloak of darkness till its reveal at Detroit. But we wouldn't be surprised if there is an updated 3.6L V6 under the hood.

    Source: Chevrolet 
    Press Release is on Page 2


    ALL-NEW 2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE TO DEBUT JAN. 9

    • Bold new look expected to offer segment-best cargo space, third-row legroom

    DETROIT — Chevrolet will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup with the introduction of the next-generation Traverse on Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show.

    The all-new Traverse features a bold and refined design with seating for up to eight passengers. It’s expected to offer the segment’s best third-row legroom and maximum cargo space.

    Premium interior and exterior design cues and new technologies abound, including available exclusive D-Optic headlamps that provide a natural daylight effect with a seamless light quality. 

    The 2018 Traverse will be Chevrolet’s latest crossover/SUV offering, joining the 2017 Bolt EV and Trax, the 2018 Equinox revealed in September and the full-size Tahoe and Suburban.

    “Nobody in the industry offers a broader, fresher lineup of SUVs and crossovers than Chevrolet,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief of Global Chevrolet. “From the all-electric Bolt EV to America’s longest-running nameplate, Suburban, we’ve got something for every customer and lifestyle.”

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    It's funny this comes up after I just dropped my son off at school. I passed a brand new Nox , and the rear really reminds me of the Traverse. I do like the front end though! It's kinda shaped like the Tuson though...which is not a not thing.

    I get the feeling that the new Traverse is going to look a bit like the Santa Fe, but with a chevy nose. 

    While it looks good on the Nox, I'm curious to see how it does on a larger car.....

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    My got is that this is just a LWB Chevy version of the Acadia.

    I would not be surprised if GMC also gets the LWB version too.

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    It was my belief that the C2xx SWB would be Cadillac and GMC.. with the LWB going to Buick and Chevy. In the Buick situation it was meant to serve as a way of killing on same lot competition between the Acadia and Enclave on Lambda.. especially since GMC already had the Yukons as a big people mover. Chevy is supposed to get a tween Traverse and Nox of its own as well. 

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    1 hour ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

    It was my belief that the C2xx SWB would be Cadillac and GMC.. with the LWB going to Buick and Chevy. In the Buick situation it was meant to serve as a way of killing on same lot competition between the Acadia and Enclave on Lambda.. especially since GMC already had the Yukons as a big people mover. Chevy is supposed to get a tween Traverse and Nox of its own as well. 

     

    This. All of it.

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    It does look as big as the current and that is the right move, and there should be a crossover in between this and Equinox in a hurry.  I think they could get a crossover in between Trax and Equinox too and get a 5 crossover line up going.  That is what people want, that is what sells.  Look at all the sedans GM makes with 150 day dealer supplies, they need to keep the crossovers coming.

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    It was hinted to me at LA that the next Terrain would be smaller than the new Equinox.  Don't know how true that is.... but then you'd have and Even/Odd situation on sizes at GMC Buick Dealerships...

    Going up in size... - Encore/Terrain/Envision/Acadia/Enclave/Yukon/Yukon XL

    That doesn't sound like a bad situation for them. 

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    Makes sense and that is even before you get int the crossover coupes and convertibles.  They should do a Buick Vellite cross-convertible but cheaper than a Land Rover Evoque.

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    10 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Makes sense and that is even before you get int the crossover coupes and convertibles.  They should do a Buick Vellite cross-convertible but cheaper than a Land Rover Evoque.

    The sad thing is I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious....

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    Mostly serious, although Cadillac needs a convertible, a crossover convertible might be better for Cadillac.  Because they need more crossovers too.

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    • By William Maley
      This week, Hagerty obtained a document from General Motors' executive director in charge of program management, Michelle Braun that says development on future car and truck programs has been paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But the document also mentions some intriguing information on upcoming powertrains for the C8 Corvette. Here are the details,
      Corvette Z06: 5.5L DOHC V8 known as the LT6 that will produce 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. No mention of any type of forced-induction. Corvette Gran Sport: 6.2L OHC V8 with a hybrid system that's expected to produce 600 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Corvette ZR1: Twin-Turbo 5.5L DOHC V8, dubbed LT7. Output is expected to be 850 horsepower and 800 pound-feet. Corvette Zora: The powerhouse of the C8, it will take the Twin-Turbo LT7 and augment with a hybrid system. This is expected to produce 1,000 horsepower and 975 pound-feet of torque. Hagerty's report says the rollout of the new engines will begin in 2022 with the LT6, but the COVID-19 outbreak may push the plans back.
      Source: Hagerty
    • By William Maley
      The coronavirus has caused a number of auto shows to either be pushed back (New York) or cancelled (Geneva). Add another show to the list as the Detroit Free Press is reporting tonight at the Detroit Auto Show has been cancelled.
      In a memo that was sent to sponsors today, organizers of the show said that the TCF Center (formally known as Cobo Hall) has been designated as field hospital by Federal Emergency Management Administration [FEMA] for the next six months.
      "The health and welfare of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan is paramount. TCF Center is the ideal location for this important function at this critical and unprecedented time,” NAIAS executive director Rod Albert wrote in the memo obtained by the Free Press.
      The news was confirmed by ABC affiliate WXYZ after speaking with the chair of the 2020 show, Doug North.
      "The North American International Auto Show is officially canceled. TCF is working with FEMA to use the center to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak," said North.
      Ford and General Motors also confirmed the cancellation to The Detroit News.
      Michigan is becoming one of the hardest hit states with COVID-19. State officials announced today that there are 4,650 confirmed cases and 111 deaths linked to COVID-19. Wayne County, where the show takes place has the highest numbers of the state - 2,316 confirmed cases and 46 deaths.
      This was going to be a big year for the Detroit Auto Show with the move to the summer. Plans included rides and drives; an off-road course, and demonstration of autonomous vehicles.
      Source: Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, WXYZ

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