The Chevrolet Equinox, Cruze, and Malibu kick a Traverse in altogether sales final year. But a midsize SUV grew 5.8 percent and a Equinox jumped 19.9 percent from a before year while a newcomer cars were down, a pointed pointer of a flourishing recognition of application vehicles. Now, Chevrolet is expanding a Traverse lineup with an RS model.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS dons a blacked-out grille, window trim, roof rails, and bowtie emblems. Also demeanour for 20-inch aluminum wheels with a Dark Android finish.
More importantly, a Traverse RS ushers in a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to a lineup. This section creates 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All other Traverses come with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivering 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come interconnected to a nine-speed involuntary transmission.
The RS offers a fuel economy advantage, achieving an estimated 20/26 mpg city/highway. But it’s not accessible with all-wheel expostulate like a V-6 version.
The bottom Traverse starts during $30,925, though a RS is offered for $43,095. Fortunately, that cost brings along a satisfactory series of customary features, including an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, tri-zone automobile meridian control, 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, energy liftgate, leather-appointed surfaces with exhilarated front seats, Bose 10-speaker sound system, active aero shutters, line change alert, side blind section alert, back cranky trade alert, and more.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS is now on sale.