2018 Buick Enclave Redesign, Spy Photos, Price

GM is planning to revamp its 2018 Buick Enclave subsequent years, as is evident from recent moves of the company. The Buick Enclave, a luxury full-size crossover SUV which started its journey in 2007, is also getting a grand makeover in 2018. The test vehicle has been spotted several times and the launch date is not far. The first generation Enclave was the first car from GM stable to be built on the company’s Lambda platform. Now that its sibling Envision has been launched, the Enclave is slated to climb upmarket and it will lock horns with Acura MDX and Volvo XC90.

2018 Buick Enclave front

2018 Buick Enclave – Redesign Design:

The Buick Enclave has always been a favorite with buyers of midsize SUV, especially for those who want good value for money. The 2018 model has got some revamp in exterior styling and actually it was long due. The darkened Buick waterfall grille is also revised in this model as is the sleeker headlamps. Overall the exterior now looks more muscular and less curvy. The new model is built on the same C1XX platform as new Chevy traverse, as per the sources. Some traces of the Avenir concept vehicle are also there on the exterior. At the back, there are dual exhausts and wing-inspired taillights.

The cabin of 2018 Buick Enclave is expected to be lavishly adorned. There would be three rows of seats and the third row is more suited for kids and teenagers. The cabin space may go up slightly in this model.The 2018 Buick Enclave may get three trims just like the 2017 model- Convenience, Leather and top end Premium. The car is likely to get alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, automatic xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, rear privacy glass, cruise control along with auto-dimming rearview mirror. As far as cabin amenities and technologies go, onboard Wi-Fi hot spot and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment setup are expected. To trim will get high end audio system and heated seats. Safety features will include set of airbags, traction control, stability control and lane keep assist. Top spec enclave may get blind spot monitor and forward collision alert.

Technology:

The 2018 Buick Enclave may get three trims just like the 2017 model- Convenience, Leather and top end Premium. The car is likely to get alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, automatic xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, rear privacy glass, cruise control along with an auto-dimming rearview mirror. As far as cabin amenities and technologies go, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment setup are expected. To trim will get a high-end audio system and heated seats. Safety features will include set of airbags, traction control, stability control, and lane keeps assist. Top spec enclave may get blind spot monitor and forward collision alert.

2018 Buick Enclave side

2018 Buick Enclave – Under the Hood:

The details of the powertrain to be deployed in 2018 Buick Enclave are not yet clear. However, industry sources indicate it may get two engine choices. The first one would be a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit and the other would be a beefier 3.6-liter V6 engine. Both the units could be clubbed with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

2018 Buick Enclave 3.6-liter ebgine

2018 Buick Enclave – Price and Availability:

Buick Enclave 2018 is not likely to be priced much higher than the 2017 version. However, a base trim price could be close to $40,000. It will hit the showrooms in late 2017.

2018 Buick Enclave looks enticing and the styling now catches up with rivals. The cabin is also lavishly adorned and looks spacious too. However, GM is yet to reveal the details of a powertrain. With right pricing, the new Enclave may cope with rivals better.

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