Chevrolet Traverse 2013

2013 Chevrolet TraverseGeneral Motors has unveiled its face lifted 2013 Chevrolet Traverse at the New York Auto Show. The big crossover has abandoned the company’s corporate grille in favor of a new design that’s expected to eventually make its way to the rest of the Chevrolet utility vehicle stable. With three chrome-finish bars across the upper grille inlet, more expressive headlamp arrays and a new fog light design, the 2013 Traverse looks more conservative and polished, at least from up front. Move past the A-pillar, however, and the vehicle looks plenty familiar. Even with a new hatch and redesigned tail lamps, the 2013 Traverse has not strayed far from its family-minded original recipe.

Likewise, the 2013 model’s drive train remains untouched. The same 3.6-liter V6 puts down 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque through either the front wheels or an all-wheel drive system and the six-speed automatic has been reworked for quicker shifting.

Buyers will be able to opt for Chevrolet’s new MyLink system, complete with Internet-based applications like Stitcher and Pandora as well as Bluetooth voice and audio capability. Like its fellow Lambda-platform sibling, the reworked Buick Enclave, the Traverse will also be available with a new center airbag that bisects driver and front-seat passenger.

For more information and the video review look at the Chevrolet Traverse page.