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!

Best New Car Leftovers for 2012

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Edmunds.com recently featured an article describing which 2012 models are the best to pick up as they become discontinued or their newly redesigned counterparts begin to hit showroom floors.  Their list is comprised of great deals for bargain hunters because the cars on the list will soon be discounted, incentivized and often even carry rebates.  Out of 13 vehicles on the list, three of them are Chevys and one is made by GMC.

The first of these vehicles is the 2012 Chevrolet Impala.  This is because the 2014 model year Impala is set to debut in early 2013.  This new Impala is going to be completely redesigned

The second is the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, because the 2013 version of the Malibu is beginning to arrive.

Third we have the 2012 GMC Acadia.  Even after the 2013 model is released, the 2012 model year will still be considered one of the most solid choices in the SUV category.

Finally, they shed a little spot light on the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse.  This SUV has got a lot to offer buyers, from its spacious cabin to its great fuel economy.

If you’re interested in taking any of the above vehicles for a test drive, please stop by our dealership in Paintsville, KY!