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New Chevy crossover could slot between Equinox and Traverse in 2017

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Chevrolet is reportedly planning to add a new crossover to its lineup in 2017, according to the latest information garnered by Automotive News. Look for something a bit larger than the Equinox, yet smaller than the Traverse, as insiders claim the company wants to offer a product in each category – subcompact, compact, midsize, and large. 

In order to make it all happen, Chevrolet will need to make a few adjustments, of course, most notably downsizing the Equinox by using the Cruze platform when the next generation comes around. The Traverse will be redesigned at about the same time, and it could spawn a shorter-wheelbase variant, the sources said. 

Optionally available with three rows of seats, the new Chevy crossover will rival the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Nissan Murano. It would give Chevrolet two flavours each of two- and three-row crossovers that all line up well with rival crossovers, according to Jack Nerad, market analyst at Kelley Blue Book. 

"It helps for consumers to be able to compare vehicles. This crossover trend definitely has legs," he pointed out.

It’s still way too early to guess the name and specifications of the future Chevy crossover. We’ll likely have to wait several more months to learn further.