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Here's our first 'look' at the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

There's not much to go on, but we'll see the whole shebang in a couple weeks.

Rumors are swirling that General Motors has two crossovers coming to the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now, Chevrolet's confirmed that the rumors are at least half true.

The Traverse is the last crossover in Chevrolet's lineup to undergo a redo, and this teaser of the 2018 Traverse shows some radical styling changes. Gone are the large lights, replaced with slimmer, more contemporary units. The general crossover shape remains, erring more towards Equinox than Tahoe.

It is assumed that there will be better lighting in Cobo Hall.


Chevy isn't saying much, but it did offer up some tidbits. The Traverse will retain its up-to-eight seating capacity, and it's expected to pack best-in-segment cargo space and third-row legroom. There will also be something called "D-Optic" headlights that provide a "natural daylight effect," presumably without the nuclear fusion that keeps our actual sun functioning.

Chevrolet's had a busy year with its crossover lineup. Since the last Detroit show, Chevrolet unveiled a revised Trax and a brand new Equinox. Its body-on-frame SUVs, Tahoe and Suburban, soldier on largely unchanged. The automaker also considers its Bolt EV a crossover, but I'll be a cold corpse before I fall in line with that bit of taxonomic tomfoolery.

Whether or not its headlights contain actual stars (they don't), we'll get to see the whole thing up close and personal at the Detroit auto show in the second week of January.