Buick Enclave is a full-size luxury crossover which was launched in 2007 as 2008 year model. It came as a replacement for both Buick SUVs – Rendezvous and Rainier and also replaced a Terraza minivan. It shares many mechanical parts with its GM cousins GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse like GM’s Lambda platform etc. This crossover was refreshed in 2013, but is about time to see all-new model, so company prepares a launch of second generation in near future. It is expected that new model will come somewhere next year as 2016 Buick Enclave.
2016 Buick Enclave design
The 2016 Buick Enclave will come with many design changes. When it is about look, they won’t be so radical, but new model will still feature much modern and attractive look. It will get a whole-new front fascia, designed especially for this occasion, while other parts of the vehicle will be refreshed too. However, visual changes are not the most important improvement for new Buick Enclave. It will be larger than its predecessor, but it will be also lighter. Because of this enlargement, new model will probably come with one seat more than current model, which means that it will be able to accommodate eight passengers. When it is about cabin of 2016 Enclave, it will be completely redesigned. It will be more spacious, more luxurious, with many new hi-tech features and overall level of comfort will be raised on higher level.
2016 Buick Enclave engine
The base engine for 2016 Buick Enclave will be a 3.6 liter V6, which outputs 288 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful variant will be powered with the same engine, but equipped with turbo. This unit will be able to output 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. New model will also get a brand-new transmission. It is a GM’s new 9-speed automatic transmission which will make great impact on the improvement of overall crossover’s performances.
2016 Buick Enclave release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Buick Enclave will be released somewhere in the middle of next year. Price for the base model will probably go around 40.000 dollars.