|Also called||Chevrolet Grand Blazer (Latin America)|
2008–present (North America) |
2011– (Latin America)
2009–present (North America) |
2012– (Latin America)
Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States (2008–2009); |
Lansing Delta Township Assembly,
Delta Township, Michigan, United States (2010–present)
Chevrolet Uplander and Chevrolet TrailBlazer (North America) |
Chevrolet Blazer (Latin America)
|Class||Full-size crossover SUV|
|Body style(s)||4-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / All-wheel drive|
|Platform||GM Lambda platform|
|Engine(s)||3.6L VVT DI High Feature V6|
|Wheelbase||118.9 in (3020 mm)|
|Length||205.0 in (5207 mm)|
|Width||78.4 in (1991 mm)|
2009: 69.7 in (1770 mm)|
2010–present: 70.4 in (1788 mm)
|Curb weight||2136 kg (4700 Lbs)|
|Fuel capacity||22 US gal (83 L/18 imp gal)|
The Chevrolet Traverse is a seven/eight seat full-size crossover SUV built on the GM Lambda platform that underpins the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. It is a successor to both the Uplander minivan and Trailblazer SUV. The Traverse was built in Spring Hill, Tennessee from its introduction until late 2009, when production was moved to the same Delta Township Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan that produces the other Lambda-platform crossovers as a replacement for the Saturn Outlook because of GM phasing out the Saturn brand. Shortly after the production shift to Lansing, the GM badges were removed from the front doors. However, Saturn Outlook production resumed for a short time during early 2010 at the same plant.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse debuted at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show and arrived at dealerships in October 2008.
The Chevrolet Traverse features the LLT engine, a 3,564 cc (3.564 L/217.5 cu in) double overhead cam V6 with VVT and direct injection. The other Lambda-based vehicles also have this powertrain in the 2009 model year. A 6-speed automatic transmission gives power to the front or all wheels. The Traverse delivers 281 hp (210 kW) in the LS and LT models, or 288 hp (215 kW) with the dual exhaust in the LTZ model.
The Traverse name was originally used for a concept car at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but that concept gave way when the Chevrolet Equinox launched for the 2005 model year. The production Traverse's design was inspired by the 2005 Chevrolet Sequel concept, and has a chevron-shaped grille similar to the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The Traverse has unique sheet metal different from the other Lambda crossovers, with the exception of the doors.
The Traverse was part of a product placement by GM in the NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy, along with the new Chevrolet Camaro; the show was cancelled in mid-November 2008.
Sales in the United States Edit
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- ↑ "GM to drop corporate logo from vehicles – Detroit News". The Detroit News. Retrieved on 2010-09-30.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 GM (2008-06-09). "2009 Chevrolet Traverse", http://archives.media.gm.com/us/chevrolet/en/product_services/r_trucks/r_c_traverse/09index.html#specs. Retrieved on <time class="dtstart" datetime="2009-10-16">2009-10-16</time>.
- ↑ GM (February 6, 2008). "2009 Chevrolet Traverse, with Enhanced Powertrain, Delivers Efficient, Responsive and Safe Driving Experience", http://archives.media.gm.com/us/gm/en/news/events/autoshows/08chicago/brands/chevrolet080206/08_Chicago_09_Chevrolet_Traverse%20Driving_R.html.
- ↑ GM (2009-01-05). "GM Reports 221,983 Deliveries in December; 2,980,688 Vehicles Sold in 2008", http://archives.media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewmonthlyreleasedetail.do?domain=6&docid=51161. Retrieved on <time class="dtstart" datetime="2009-10-16">2009-10-16</time>.
- ↑ http://media.gm.com/content/Pages/news/us/en/2010/Jan/0105_Dec_Sales/_jcr_content/iconrow/textfile/file.res/Deliveries%20December%2009.xls
- ↑ "December 2010 Sales: General Motors - Cheers & Gears Forums". Cheersandgears.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
- Official Chevrolet Traverse website
- GM (February 6, 2008). "Chevrolet Announces the All-New 2009 Traverse", http://archives.media.gm.com/us/gm/en/news/events/autoshows/08chicago/brands/chevrolet080206/index.html.
- Edmunds InsideLine: 2008 Chicago Auto Show: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
- Chevy Traverse wins SEAMO 2009 Family Car of the Year Award
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