Chevy Traverse crossover will lose one of the enginesApril 22, 2019
The full-size American crossover Chevrolet Traverse is no longer available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This information comes from the authoritative publication GM Authority – it is reported that dealers of the brand can no longer place orders for a three-row SUV with such a motor.
Thus, it will no longer be possible to purchase a turbo version of the Traverse crossover. The only available engine for the model will remain the 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6, which is combined with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.0-liter turbo engine was offered exclusively for completing the Traverse RS and could develop a maximum power of 257 horsepower (400 Nm). This engine worked in tandem with the same automatic gearbox with nine speeds. The 3.6-liter V6 produces 310 hp. (360 Nm).
According to the GM Authority, the reason for the cessation of production of a 4-cylinder turbo engine is the desire of the concern General Motors to simplify the Traverse line, both for customers and for the production line. In addition, the two engines were very close in terms of performance and efficiency.
GM’s decision was made in mid-2018, and it would be interesting to know whether the automaker plans to submit a replacement for the 2.0-liter engine in the near future. He has already announced that a new four-cylinder engine, code-named LSY, will be available for the updated GMC Acadia crossover, and is also expected to find its place under the hood of the updated Cadillac XT5 crossover. Perhaps, the same engine will be offered for the Traverse 2020 model year.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Chevy was thinking about creating a Bolt-based crossover.
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