Chevrolet is in the process of boosting its redesigned 2018 Traverse lineup with the addition of the aggressive-looking RS spec.
Its unique styling elements include a black grille, black window trim, black roof rails and black bowtie badges, as well as 20″ aluminum wheels with a Dark Android finish.
“The 2018 Traverse offers a full product lineup positioned to effectively compete across the segment,” stated Chevy marketing boss, Steve Majoros. “By offering customers more choice with higher-end entries like the RS, which has a more street-inspired look, and top-of-the-line High Country, Chevrolet now offers a comfortable and connected Traverse for every lifestyle.”
Other features include the HID headlights and LED daytime running lights, upper and lower active aero shutters, MyLink radio with 8″ touchscreen display, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, multicolor driver info display, Jet Black leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, Universal Home Remote, tri-zone climate control, Bose premium 10-speaker system, power liftgate, keyless open, remote keyless entry and remote start.
As for safety systems, there is Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Surround Vision, Rear Camera Mirror, Rear Seat Reminder and Teen Driver.
Powering the Traverse RS is a direct-injection Ecotec 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 257 HP (261 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. This unit is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, contributing to an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg (11.0 lt/100km) in the city and 26 mpg (9 lt/100km) on the highway.
The Traverse RS is already available for order in the U.S. market, with an MSRP of $43,095.