Numerous rumors about potential redesign have been on and off since introduction of the Traverse in 2008. None became reality till now. After multiple delays, likely due to the GM's 2009 bankruptcy, updates to the Lambda siblings, including the Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave, are finally planned for the 2013 model year. There will be no major upgrades, just minor mid-cycle refreshes.
The changes might not be noticed at first glance. The GM plans no exterior improvements, leaving the Traverse with the same sleek and flowing design that the Chevy's world face is characterized by. What's going to be changed is the interior, which currently is considered to be a weak point of the Lambda SUVs. To a more modern center console and to the better materials used for the interior, GM will add a new MyLink infotainment system. The system will include an LCD touch screen to control everything from Bluetooth to audio.
The updates to the 2013 Traverse are aimed at keeping the vehicle fresh until the major redesign that is likely to happen no later than in 2016.