Redesigned Chevrolet Traverse Gets Big Updates

For the 2018 model year, Chevrolet’s largest SUV, the Traverse is getting some work done. The redesigned Chevrolet Traverse will be bigger and better than ever. In fact, it will be two inches longer than the outgoing model.

With a larger exterior, the Traverse gains passenger space, too. Chevy said second and third-row passengers will enjoy more headroom and legroom than before. And, even with more passenger space, the Traverse will still boast an impressive 23 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 99 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded.

Another strong feature in the new Traverse will be its technology. Buyers will be able to choose from a wide range of available features, including a 4.2-inch color Driver Information Center, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, up to seven USB ports, Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charging station for smartphones.

Buyers will have the choice of multiple engines, including a strong V6 and turbocharged four-cylinder. There will also be a new trim available, a sporty RS model with a differently-tuned suspension and unique trim.

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will make its arrival here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick by the end of the year.

redesigned Chevrolet Traverse

Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Get New Rally Sport Truck Package

Rally Sport Truck Package in Bronx, NY
Current 2017 Suburban Model

Rally Sport Truck Package

If you’ve ever wanted your SUV to pack a serious punch, now’s your chance. For 2018, Chevrolet is handed two of their most popular nameplates – the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevy Suburban – the option of a Rally Sport Truck package. These will be called the Tahoe RST and the Suburban RST respectively and will come not only with a variety of different cosmetic changes, but several performance options that will add more driving pleasure for those behind the wheel.

 The Tweaks

These special edition variants of the 2018 models will feature tweaks such as body color accents including the grille and door handles, contrasting black trim on the exterior, and exclusive 22-inch Bridgestone wheels. Options like a performance exhaust system and Brembo brakes are available to the buyer, while those interested in the new Chevy Tahoe can go for a new 420-HP V8 engine. Performance upgrades that come with the package will include a new Magnetic Ride Control suspension.

 Customer Driven

Chevrolet says the Rally Sport Truck package was something asked for by their customers, who wanted an SUV that could tow and haul as well as accommodate their families without sacrificing everything that makes driving fun. The RST editions of both the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2018 Suburban will be available as of this fall.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Sneak Peek

Large vehicles are selling like hotcakes, so to speak, and General Motors is aiming to capitalize on the current trend. Chevrolet crossovers and SUVs already dominate the competition with relative ease, but there’s always room for improvement. That’s why the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will get a little bigger and boast plenty of technology.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

The upcoming Chevrolet Traverse will grow 2 inches in the wheelbase, effectively offering more headroom and legroom for rear passengers. While the cargo area shrinks to 23 cubic feet, that’s still more than enough to top competitors like the Ford Explorer, which offers just 21 cubic feet of space.

As for styling, the 2018 Traverse boasts a more modern look with a truck-line profile. A hexagonal grille and narrow headlights fill out most of the front end while the rear end is similar to the GMC Acadia.

According to Chevrolet, the Traverse drops just over 350 pounds compared to the previous model. That makes the three-row crossover more comparable to competitors like the Honda Pilot.

Performance still comes standard with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. Total power output comes to an impressive 305 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A smaller 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available in the new RS trim. Both engines come mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission and start/stop technology.

We here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick can’t wait for the arrival of the all-new Chevrolet Traverse!

Chevrolet’s Lego Batmobile

Chevrolet's Lego Batmobile

The 2017 Detroit Auto Show has come and gone but it’s still the talk of many automotive enthusiast circles. One automaker in particular stole the show when it comes to kids and adults alike.

Chevrolet’s Lego Batmobile, designed by Lego master builders in Connecticut, took more than 344,000 bricks and 1,800 hours to put together. The model is available in a dozen different shades of black, according to Chevrolet.

Chevrolet’s Lego Batmobile is the real deal with a starting price sitting comfortably at $48 million. The model also boasts a maximum towing capacity of 120,000 pounds when properly equipped. It also churns out 20,000 hp, according to the automaker’s official page. The car weighs in at less than 1,700 pounds for maximum agility and handling while chasing down Joker in the upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie.

The Lego model also boasts several of Chevrolet’s top technologies, including smartphone integration software like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also boasts a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for up to seven devices. This gives Robin plenty of distractions until it’s time to spring into action.

We here at LaSorsa Chevrolet are pumped to see the all-new Chevrolet Lego Batmobile in theaters on February 10th!