GM’s advanced manufacturer, Buick is going to introduction their greatest SUV as the fully redesigned 2018 Buick Enclave. That three-row SUV with seating volume for up to seven must make the debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The new-gen model comes after a long technology lifespan of nine years and must increase model’s sales which declined 16 percent in 2016 compared to the year before.
NEW FOR 2018:
A fully redesigned Buick Enclave must arrive on the new platform and with sleeker styling. The model should also get the latest engineering and protection functions like the new Traverse. Engine options must include the new V-6 engine and possibly turbocharged four-cylinder unit.
2018 BUICK ENCLAVE: NEW PLATFORM AND DESIGN
The new generation 2018 Buick Enclave, like the redesigned Chevy Traverse, must ride on GM’s C1XX platform. That platform is stretched variation of the platform which is also discovered on the 2017 GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. The new platform should make the new Enclave lighter thanks to their modern, light framework but Buick hasn’t unveiled simply how much this model would be light or would change their proportions.
Equally, Buick also hides facts about model’s new look but the new Enclave should feature brand’s style that was previewed on the Avenir concept model in 2015. Thanks to the new design language, the new-gen Enclave must look sleeker and more muscular. The model may adopt the new waterfall grille design with the tri-shield symbol in the middle which sits on the full-size winged strip. The model will get new LED headlights and improved top bumper.
On the other give, the Enclave must also feature crisper lines and shapes. The model may also have refreshed rear end design with the new, smaller taillights and twin exhaust outlets.
Interior of the model is still a mystery but it must be likewise styled as the smaller Visualize and Encore. The model may have the attractive dash with driver-focused center collection and rested instrument panel.
The latest infotainment system will also be available with upgraded protection gear like in the new Traverse. Additional information about model’s trim possibilities and functions will be available as a result of its debut at the New York Auto Show.
2018 BUICK ENCLAVE: ENGINE OPTIONS
On the performance top, the new 2018 Buick Enclave must get the same engine options as the new Traverse. The new 3.6-liter V-6 engine should replace the current V-6 which produces 288 hp and torque. As the guide, the new V-6 in the Traverse model can deliver 305 hp and torque of 260 lb-ft.
On the other give, the new-gen Enclave can also offer the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as an option to the currently just available V-6 engine. This engine, if would be available must generate around 255 hp like the variant in the Chevy Traverse.
Engines will function in mixture with the new 9-speed automatic transmission which must replace the six-speed unit. Front-wheel drive will be standard and all-wheel drive optional.
Fuel economy should increase from the current 18 mpg combined thanks to the lighter platform and new powertrains.
2018 BUICK ENCLAVE: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Buick Enclave should have their premiere at the New York Auto Show this April. The sales must come from mid of the year. The price must have the starting place from around $40, 000.