With everything going on in the crossover/SUV/truck segments recently, it’s probably hard to remember that Chevrolet has the new Traverse RS out.
But that’s okay, because the GM-owned brand brought it to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, to remind visitors that they can buy one right now.
Based upon the redesigned SUV, the new ‘RS’ model has a starting price of $43,095, or $13,165 more than the entry-level model.
However, buyers will enjoy additional features, such as the special styling elements that include the blacked-out grille, window trim, roof rails, and bowtie badges, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Standard equipment includes HID headlights and LED DRLs, keyless entry&go, infotainment system with 8-inch display, leather seats with heating function for the front occupants, tri-zone climate control, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi, and premium sound system by Bose, among others.
Despite wearing the ‘RS’ badge, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS isn’t a performance SUV. Not even close, because its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers 257hp and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque through a nine-speed automatic transmission. That’s 53hp less and 29lb-ft (39Nm) of torque more than what you’d get in the V6-powered versions.