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    Traverse drops 2.0 Turbo

      ...Chevy's biggest crossover will make do with a V6 for now...

    According to GM Authority, the Chevrolet Traverse is dropping the 2.0T from the lineup and is already no longer available for ordering.  The move means that the only available powertrain for the Traverse is the 310 horsepower V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic.  

    The 2.0T was introduced in the 2018 model year only on the RS model which had a slightly sportier flair than the regular Traverse.  We wonder though if this signals a move by Chevy to use the new TriPower 2.0T that is found in the Cadillac XT4 and was recently announced to be going into the 2020 GMC Acadia.  So don't be surprised if there is an announcement from Chevy soon. 

    Source: GM Authority

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    This totally makes sense, plus we still only know of the Cadillac EV, with so many others coming, one does have to wonder what GM might be getting ready to show off at next years auto shows for new EVs.

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    12 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    This totally makes sense, plus we still only know of the Cadillac EV, with so many others coming, one does have to wonder what GM might be getting ready to show off at next years auto shows for new EVs.

    ???  There's not going to be an EV Traverse any time soon. 

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    17 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    ???  There's not going to be an EV Traverse any time soon. 

    I was thinking that an EV Traverse size as an alternative to a V6 powered version.

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    6 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    I was thinking that an EV Traverse size as an alternative to a V6 powered version.

    Not gonna happen any time soon.  The Cadillac BEV is about the size of an Equinox, that's about as big as I would expect them to get in the next generation of EVs. 

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    Good. I am glad that the Traverse is ditching the 2.0T; it belongs in an Equinox thank you!

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    Yeah at lunchtime today I went into the online order guide.  2020 Traverse is V6 only.  They are adding more and more 2020 models all the time and you can get previews of what's coming direct from GM, so you know it's reliable info.

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    7 hours ago, daves87rs said:

    Thinking the Traverse might be a bit too heavy for EV duty......

    I have a feeling we will only see EVs from GM on purpose-built EV platforms, not legacy platforms. 

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    24 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

    I have a feeling we will only see EVs from GM on purpose-built EV platforms, not legacy platforms. 

    This.

    Their EV platform is BEV. 

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