GM Crossover SUV changes coming at NAIAS
News of the completely redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox has really excited a certain portion of Don Wheaton customers. A recent report from “Automotive News” will likely add to that number. The publication has heard from some reliable sources that General Motors will take center stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to unveil new versions for the Chevy Traverse and GMC Terrain. Both crossover SUVs are scheduled to be available at dealerships like Don Wheaton later in 2017; likely after the aforementioned 2018 Equinox hits the ground.
The Automotive New report filed by Nick Bunkley on Dec. 14 didn’t give a lot of details, as there were likely none available, but what was mentioned in the article is enough to get buyers excited.
What will be different for the new Traverse and Terrain?
For as popular as the total lineup of GMC and Chevrolet crossover SUVs have been, each of the models have stayed pretty static for several years. Much of this is due to the financial woes GM had to shake off during the recession years starting in 2008 or so. Bunkley postulated that the automaker hasn’t upgraded its crossover SUV fleet because it was focused on other areas that would be more effective in keeping the company competitive while it righted the ship. Now is the time to change that.
Early reports cited in the Automotive News piece say that the new GMC Terrain will follow the improvements made to the 2017 GMC Acadia. That is to say the new Terrain is expected to be lighter, more nimble and more efficient that previous models. The larger Acadia crossover SUV managed to shave 700 pounds for the current model year. It will be interesting to see what comes of the 2018 Terrain.
Similarly, the full-size new Chevy Traverse is likely to go on an aggressive weight loss regimen, since it shares a basic platform with the Acadia.
If you would like to know more about the changes to the 2018 GMC Terrain or 2018 Chevy Traverse stay tuned to the Don Wheaton blog. To see what’s new at the dealership, contact a sales professional today.