On the outside, it rides on 20-inch alloy wheels finished in black to match the new grille and badges.
There are side steps for easier entry into the high-riding cabin, along with a cargo liner and all-weather floor mats. The paddleboard is housed in a Thule rack for easy access.
Not exactly pulse-raising stuff, then, but all eminently practical if you’re spending lots of time in the sun, surf and sand.
Beyond the dealer-fit accessories, there are wave-inspired graphics running along the side of the Traverse, in addition to yellow stripes.
The blacked-out body trims and fog-light bezels are both unique to the SEMA show car, as are the dark grey trim pieces scattered around the body.
Although we’re getting the smaller GMC Acadia (badged as a Holden, of course) in Australia, the larger Traverse is a US-only proposition at the moment. Power comes from a choice of two engines: a 190kW/400Nm turbocharged four-cylinder, or a naturally-aspirated V6 with 227kW and 351Nm.