Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

The second-generation 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will retail for at least $30,875 when the mid-size SUV goes on sale in the coming weeks, General Motors has announced. The automaker has begun shipping vehicles to dealers.

The three-row, eight-passenger 2018 Traverse is adding two trim levels, including the sporty RS and High Country. It will also be offered in L, LS, LT, and Premier grades. GM will offer a Redline package with Premier that features a blacked-out appearance with red accents.

The mid-size SUV is powered by a new 3.6-liter V-6 paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that increases horsepower by 10%. The front-wheel-drive model should achieve 25 mpg on the highway, GM has announced.

New available safety features include surround vision, lane-keep assist, land departure warning, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, and low-speed and high-speed forward automatic braking.

Other standard features include a rear-view camera, a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to seven devices, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In 2016, GM Fleet customers purchased more than 31,400 Chevrolet Traverse SUVs.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet