Full-Size Chevy Traverse Won’t Get Downsized Like the GMC Acadia

What do you think is in store for the full-size Chevy Traverse?

What do you think is in store for the full-size Chevy Traverse?

The Chevrolet Traverse shares a platform with its cousins from GMC and Buick, the Acadia and the Enclave. However, after GMC unveiled the new 2017 model of the Acadia at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, the crossover had shed 700 lbs and been downsized to the mid-size segment. This caused many insiders to question whether or not the full-size Chevy Traverse would get the same treatment.

While nothing has been confirmed, General Motors mentioned that the weight loss was necessary in order to provide consumers with a crossover option with more fuel efficiency. However, when questioned about whether the change would extend to the Acadia’s relatives, product chief Mark Reuss said, “The brand separation in size and mission and the positioning of these vehicles has never been more differentiated.”

Most people have chosen to interpret Reuss’s words as indicating the full-size Chevy Traverse and its cousin, the Buick Enclave, will remain in their full-size segments for the upcoming generation. Both the Acadia and the Traverse broke sales records in the previous model year and have gained class-leading popularity in the competitive crossover segment. Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

Silverado Realtree Edition Going into Production

Are you ready to catch a glimpse of the Silverado Realtree Edition?

Are you ready to catch a glimpse of the Silverado Realtree Edition?

Recently, Chevrolet has begun unveiling one-by-one a series of limited edition Silverado trucks. Using the popular pickup nameplate as a base, the company has released experimental trucks bearing names like “Rally Edition” and “Custom Sport.” The Silverado Realtree Edition is the latest of these concept-like vehicles to get the green light for production, and is the result of a collaboration between Chevrolet and camouflage clothing source Realtree.

The Realtree Edition is clearly aimed at drivers with a taste for the great outdoors. Based on the Silverado 1500 LTZ equipped with a Z71 package, the Silverado Realtree Edition is built for off-roading capability. However, the truck shirks the expected full-camouflage body paint, instead opting for an all-black look with small patches of camouflage on the hood, tailgate, and front doors. Notable features include underbody protection, monotube Rancho shocks, and 20-inch wheels.

The Silverado Realtree Edition will be released around the same time as the Special Ops that debuted at SEMA and was confirmed for production shortly after. However, people into outdoor recreation may be more attracted to the collaboration with Realtree, especially since it launches in the springtime — right at the beginning of hunting season.  Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paitnsville, KY!