Wednesday, October 28

Chevrolet Touts Safety First on 2021 Traverse


DETROIT, Mich. – Chevrolet added six safety features to the standard-equipment list of the refreshed 2021 Traverse mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV), which goes on sale later this year.

“With this refreshed Traverse, Chevy will have one of the freshest SUV lineups in the market,” said Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “But it’s more than just looks. Traverse already offers a long list of safety features and will now offer more standard safety
features across all trims, in addition to the functionality and style Traverse owners have come to appreciate.”

Third in sales amongst Chevrolet’s nameplates, every variant of the Traverse will include:

  1. Automatic-emergency braking (AEB)
  2. Automatic front pedestrian braking
  3. Lane-keep assist (LKA) with lane-departure warning
  4. Forward-collision alert
  5. IntelliBeam automatic high beams
  6. Following-distance indicator

Optionally available will be Adaptive-Cruise Control – Advanced and new Safety Alert Seat.

Beyond the enhanced safety and driver-assist suite, the 2021 Traverse has redesigned exterior cues including new front grille; updated front and rear fascias; new headlights; four new wheel designs and turn-signal indicators integrated into daytime running lights.

“The new Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban has received an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers,” said Holt Ware, director of Chevrolet exteriors, crossovers and cars. “The new design of the 2021 Traverse gains this new commanding appearance and presence we know Traverse owners will appreciate.”

On the inside, available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto TM2 – offered by a limited number of manufacturers; available eight-inch drier-information center; wireless charging pad; USB4 ports in all rows of seating; new searing options; available Dual SkyScape two-panel power sunroof with rear power sunshade.

The Traverse’s significance for Chevrolet and General Motors since its 2009 introduction is supported by the numbers: 1.3 million total sales, with a high of nearly 150,000 in 2019.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.