MUSCAT: Spacious, stylish and feature-rich, the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse RS is rapidly gaining a reputation for itself as the mid-size SUV of choice of a niche segment of customers: predominantly large families for whom every journey is a celebration of togetherness while on the move. Capable of comfortably seating a total of seven passengers, the RS offers an unbeatable combination of roominess and motoring pleasure – an attribute that also makes it the favourite of adventure-minded customers.
After all, this popular model of the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse range resonates with those who see in the RS an invitation to explore, experience and challenge themselves on or off-road. With its full-size seats, everyone travels together as a family in utmost comfort and safety, thanks also to the variant’s an array of segment-leading technology and infotainment features.
This imposing and roomy family SUV is now available in the Sultanate of Oman with an EMI starting at RO 235, which includes VAT, registration for the first year, service for three years / 50,000 kilometres (whichever comes first) and extended warranty for six years.
The product of a refreshed styling enhanced wireless connectivity and a range of active and passive safety technologies, the 2022 RS radiates robustness, albeit with a sporty edge. This aura is reflected in the model’s all-new front fascia and grille design.
As an all-wheel-drive (AWD) model ideally suited for Oman road conditions, the RS is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 engine rated at 310 horsepower with 351 NM of torque. It’s a considerable amount of power channelled to the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed shiftable automatic transmission. These capabilities enable the RS to perform commendably well even with a full passenger and cargo load.
A standout feature of the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse RS is its cabin capacity. Stretching 5230mm in length, the RS is technically a full-size SUV although it competes in the mid-size segment. The length attests to the expansiveness of the cabin, laid out in three rows with ample legroom. A distinctive feature if the slide seat capability of the second row, which allows easy access to the third row.
In keeping with the Traverse’s market positioning as a mid-size family SUV, the RS bristles with advanced amenities to ensure a pleasurable ride for the driver and passengers alike. A tri-zone automatic air conditioning system, complete with air filtration and rear air conditioning, is a notable feature of the RS’s interior amenities. Infotainment features abound as well, anchored by an 8-inch Driver Infotainment Centre that provides convenience through technology by having control of your vehicle right at your fingertips. In addition to a Bose 10-speaker system, superior connectivity is assured through a plethora of USB ports available in every row. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, you can connect with your compatible smartphone to gain access to your favourite apps, music and messages from the comfort of the touch-screen display.
Complementing the stunning exterior is a host of features that embellish the overall persona of the RS. Notable are the Gloss Black Front Grille, Black Roof Rails, LED Intellibeam Auto Hibeam Control Headlamps, LED Tail-lamps, Rear Power Liftgate, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, and of course, the striking Dual SkyScape 2-panel power sunroof.
Safety, while an enduring hallmark of the Chevrolet brand, is further enhanced in the RS. This is exemplified in the array of airbags installed all around the cabin – front and seat side impact airbags for drive and front passenger, head curtain airbags and mounted side impact airbag in the driver inboard seat. Also offered as standard with the RS are Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rearview Mirror with Camera, HD Surround Vision, Front Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Stabilitrak system for Traction Control, Theft Detection System and Tyre Pressure Monitor.
The RS, along with the rest of the Chevrolet Traverse range, is marketed exclusively by OTE Group in the Sultanate of Oman. Check out the RS is a diverse selection of colours at OTE showrooms distributed across the country.