There’s a new variant of the 2024 Chevrolet Traverse midsize SUV and it comes with red tow hooks. Chevy fans know what that means: The Traverse now has a Z71 off-road version to go along with its more rugged overall look.
It’s kind of a big step for what’s traditionally been a somewhat staid seven- or eight-passenger crossover, even if it was among the first of its kind when it debuted 15 years ago. But the Traverse has previously tried to flaunt an adventurous spirit, as it was the first Chevy SUV to add an RS version for the 2018 model year.
For the third-generation Traverse, the team wanted to apply DNA from the Chevy Tahoe SUV to the Traverse, essentially taking a “baby Tahoe” approach according to exterior creative designer Tyler Moffett. To that end, the new Traverse has a taller front end, the grille has more presence, the rear was designed to accentuate width, all trims have a quad exhaust, and the SUV adopts the same “high-eye” light signature as the rest of the Chevy family.