With the world currently in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic, Chevrolet has released a brief announcement confirming that it has delayed the launch of the 2022 Traverse with the company now pushing the launch date a few months further along than anticipated.
Chevrolet first released details about the 2022 Traverse back in March after the model posted its best sales year ever during the 2019 calendar year. The redesign was supposed to bring a number of much needed design improvements to the three row offering, as well as updated interior options and technology. The company did not formally release a reason why it has delayed the model, but we suspect it is partially due to the pandemic, which could have delayed the retooling and refitting of the plant significantly enough to alter the original timeline for the model’s roll out.
The bulk of the upgrades are focused on the technology side of things, with the Traverse picking up a few tricks from the bigger Tahoe and Suburban in the process. These include automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, front pedestrian braking, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. The Safety Alert seat is also all new for the Traverse, but buyers looking to have this feature will have to step up to either the Premier or the range topping High Country models in order to have access to that particular feature. Mechanically, it appears that the 2021 model will be unchanged, which means that the 3.6 liter V6 and nine speed automatic from last year’s model will carryover here largely unchanged.
Look for Chevrolet to release more information on when we can definitively see the 2022 Traverse arrive in showrooms soon, and we will have it all here as it becomes available.