The Chevy Traverse is one of the most popular models from Chevrolet. In fact, the Traverse is the third best-selling Chevy vehicle on the market. This high-performing full-size crossover SUV has been a part of Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup since its initial launch more than a decade ago in 2009. Over the past ten-plus years, 1.3 million Chevrolet Traverse models have been sold in the United States alone. Has COVID had an effect on next year’s model? What about the 2022 Traverse? 

Now in its second generation, the Chevrolet Traverse continues to exceed sales expectations on the mainstream auto market. As consumer demands turn increasingly toward crossover SUVs like the Traverse, this full-size crossover SUV’s sales continue to climb. In fact, 2019 marked the highest-ever sales year for the Chevrolet Traverse with more than 150,000 reported sales. 

Although it was originally expected to receive a refresh in 2020 for the 2021 model year, the Chevrolet Traverse will undergo its expected mid-generation refresh for the 2022 model year instead due to delays as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is expected to hit the auto market next year in the 3rd quarter of 2021, bringing with it a host of updates, upgrades, and brand-new features. 

There’s still more than a year to go before the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Traverse hits the auto market, but it’s never too early to start weighing your options if you’re planning on buying or leasing a new car anytime in the near future. If you’ll be in the market for a new car in 2021 and are considering the Traverse, keep reading to learn more about the top 5 new and notable features of the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Traverse model.

Same Powerful Powertrain

The Chevrolet Traverse has always been one of the most powerful, smooth-riding models within its vehicle class of other full-size SUVs. 

For 2022, the Traverse’s powertrain will remain the same with no major updates. It will continue to feature a powerful 3.6-L V6 gas engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. This full-size SUV’s will also keep its smooth and speedy 9-speed automatic transmission from prior model years for the 2022 model year.

Refreshed Exterior Styling

Some of the most notable updates that the Chevrolet Traverse will receive for the 2022 model year deal with this full-size SUV’s exterior styling.

2022 traverse

Originally slated to be a 2021 is now a 2022 due to COVID-19

In terms of its exterior, the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse will feature restyled front and rear fascias, an updated front grille, new signature LED head and tail-lamps, and 4 brand-new wheel designs that give the 2022 Traverse a bolder, more modern and defined look on the road.

Upgraded Infotainment Interface

The Chevrolet Traverse will receive a brand-new upgraded interface for its advanced infotainment system for the 2022 model year. 

A new, larger 8-inch diagonal driver infotainment display screen will be available for the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse. Starting with the 2022 model year, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be available tech features for the Chevy Traverse.

More Standard Safety Features

Modern safety tech is currently one of the top trends in the mainstream auto market. In-vehicle safety tech and driver aid features have advanced significantly in recent years. Consumer demand for high-tech safety features has increased exponentially over the past few years, which has spurred many modern automakers to allocate more resources toward developing their advanced safety tech and making it more widely available in all trim levels of a vehicle. 

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse will feature more advanced safety tech features as standard features for the 2022 model year. These standard safety features are available for all trim levels and include but are not limited to: automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, automatic high beams, a following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking, and lane-keep assist with lane departure warning.

New Interior Seating Options

For the 2022 model year, the refreshed Chevrolet Traverse is expected to be available with all-new seating options that make this SUV more comfortable for drivers and passengers. 

These new interior seating options free up some room in the Traverse’s cabin. The 2022 Traverse is expected to be released with best-in-class cargo space to improve the spaciousness of the Traverse for both cargo and passengers.

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