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2013 Chevrolet Traverse Preview: New York Auto Show

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

author photo by Jeffrey Archer March 2012
  • Chevrolet teased the new Traverse's interior
  • Upgrades include new materials and a center airbag
  • The SUV also adds Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system

Chevrolet will reveal an updated version of its midsize Traverse SUV next month at the New York Auto Show. The automaker recently released a teaser photo of the SUV's interior, which previews several upgrades over the current model.

In the photo, the SUV's cabin appears very different from today's Traverse, which made its debut in 2009. Woodgrain trim now encircles the center controls, while aluminum accents line cabin vents and the passenger side dashboard. The SUV also appears to feature new interior styling that replaces the flowing lines of the old Traverse's interior for a more segmented look, while higher-grade materials like stitched leather line the dashboard.

Sharp eyes will also note another new feature at the base of the recently revealed teaser photo: a center-mounted touchscreen. While today's Traverse offers an available navigation system, the 2013 model will likely feature Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system, which connects to smart phones to provide Internet radio, traffic and weather alerts, and hands-free control of in-car climate and navigation systems. The system is already available on the Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu and Volt, and will soon find its way into nearly every vehicle offered by General Motors.

Aside from an upgraded interior and the addition of MyLink, Chevrolet has remained relatively quiet on upgrades to the 2013 Traverse, including its exterior styling, pricing and engine power. However, the automaker did reveal that the SUV would feature the industry's first front-center airbag system, which is designed to provide additional protection during side impact collisions.

An updated version of the Traverse's mechanical twin, the GMC Acadia, made its appearance earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show. In addition to styling tweaks inside and out, major changes to the Acadia included a revised transmission, the new center-mounted airbag, and the addition of IntelliLink - GMC's version of MyLink. Buick has not yet announced plans to revise its upscale Enclave, which is also mechanically identical to the Traverse and Acadia.

What it means to you: Enhancements to the Traverse mean nearly every one of Chevrolet's models has been revised in the last two years.

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