General Motors is working on a new mid-sized Chevrolet crossover, called Traverse that will be unveiled next years and will arrive in showrooms as a 2009 model.

It will be based GM’s Lambda architecture, which is used for the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and the Buick Enclave. The Chevy crossover is expected to target Chevrolet TrailBlazer and minivan owners. GM is phasing out the TrailBlazer and minivan sales continue to decline.

"We need it, we need it desperately," said a large Chevrolet dealer who asked not to be named. "We don’t have a van right now, the closest we have to it is the TrailBlazer, so we’re losing a lot of business because of it. The crossover is a very popular segment right now."

Source: Automotive News

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steves  (103) posted on 10.4.2007

Best looking Chevrolet. Finally a badge-engineered vehicle to turn this automaker around.

steves  (132) posted on 10.4.2007

They might have at least some success

tango  (372) posted on 10.1.2007

I wished it wouldn’t happen, but alas, my fears have been realised. Let’s hope the Enclave will remain the flagship of the bunch, and won’t be outshined and out-hyped by the overbearing Chevrolet version.

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