2013 Chevrolet Traverse review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 , 09:10:38 byEmil

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Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet developed the new 2013 Traverse and hopes to attract the attention of more potential customers. The model has a modern look, and it provides new safety technology, a new ride, but also new equipment. We had the opportunity to see the Chevrolet Traverse for the first time back in 2008 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Under the hood it had a V6 engine and it was available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Customers also had the opportunity to choose an eight-passenger bench-row configuration. This is its fifth year of production and the engineers have offered a lot of modification to improve it. For example, the front and rear fascias have been redesigned. The front end is now more expensive featuring a power dome hood, redesigned grille, new lamps and fresh chrome accents. For the interior, the new Chevrolet Traverse features more soft-touch surfaces and teal stitching. The center stack has a 6.5-inch touch screen and also, the climate control system has been redesigned with larger numerals; this way, they are easier to see.

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse will get as optional MyLink and MyLink with Navigation. In terms of safety, the carmaker introduces for the first time in the world the first center side airbag. This inflates between the driver and front passenger. The center side airbag works together with seatbelts and standard front, side and roof curtain supplemental restraint airbags. This way, passengers feel safer and more comfortable. Under the hood, all models will receive a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine with continuously variable valve timing. With dual exhaust it produces 288 horsepower and 270 lb. ft. of torque and through a single exhausts output decreases to 281 horsepower and 266 lb. ft. of torque. The ride and handling remain good, but even so it is a little difficult to recommend the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse to people looking for full-size eight-passenger transportation.
Source: autoblog