General 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.