The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse just showed its face at the Detroit Auto Show, and aside from a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four and nine-speed automatic, it’s exactly what you thought it would be. America’s most bloated Minivan With Doors is all-new for 2018, and, well, it’s a car. That you can buy starting this fall.
Call it "Modern Family" crammed into a :30-second ad: In a new commercial running while the winter Olympics go down in notoriously homophobic Russia, a bevy of interracial, adoptive and gay families are representing "the new us" — and a new tagline for the Chevrolet Traverse.
Some of us were Scouts as kids, now we see the organization as a vaguely-militaristic-indoctrination club for parents living vicariously through their children, but hey, they've picked their five favorite kiddy-haulers.
So this crossover thing? Yeah, it's starting to get a little out-of-hand. What we have here is the 2009 Chevy Traverse. If you want to use the promotional literature, it's an 8-passenger crossover vehicle. If you use your eyes, it's a minivan with big wheels and no sliding side doors. Thus the stage is set for that…