GM: 2009 Chevy Traverse can be no.1 in large crossovers

Chevrolet says that their 2009 Traverse crossover want to and can dominate the large-crossover segment, leaving behind rivals such as the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and the new Ford Flex. Chevrolet says that with a larger retail network and more incentives, the Traverse can become the best-selling vehicle in its segment.

Chevrolet’s main boss Ed Peper says that the Traverse can outsell the Highlander and Pilot which sold 127,878 and 117,146 units in 2007 respectively.

Peper says that Chevy is planning to offer cash rebate to non-GM vehicle owners who buy the new Traverse. Currently, Chevy is offering a $2,000 cash rebate to buyers coming off leases with GMAC.

The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is powered by a 3.6 liter direct injection V6 capable of 288-hp, 18 more than other Lambda SUVs, and 270 lb-ft of torque, 22 more than other Lambda SUVs.

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