2018 Buick Enclave arrives in a new light. This popular SUV going through so many changes and improvement. It is absolutely clear, because there was a recording and photos of test specimens of the new model. Although the prototype possesses heavy camouflage, the changes are visible. Thus amended, the new model marks the beginning of a new generation of models. 2018 model should be found in showrooms in the first half of 2017.
The aforementioned recording and photos of the new test specimens Enclave SUVs, are recorded in Death Valley-Nevada-USA. Although before coming publication of the arrival of a new generation of models, they are not confirmed. Now, after the publication of these spy photos, and certificates arrive. In fact, General Motors has confirmed the arrival of a new generation of Buick Enclave SUV.
Buick Enclave shares its platform with the large number of SUV models from GM offerings. It’s Lambda platform. Considering that this platform goes into well-deserved retirement, logical web events and redesign of the model, which will receive a new platform. Also, one should take into account that this model is not significantly changed and improved, since 2008, when it appeared on the market. Therefore, the redesign and offer a new generation is logical move by the company.
What expects a large number of General Motors SUV and crossover models, shall meet with the 2018 Buick Enclave, too. Eliminating the use of Lambda platform, the need for constructing new platforms. Therefore C1XX new platform will serve as the basis for a new generation of GM’s SUV’s. This platform offers its own normal and long wheelbase versions. The new Enclave gets an extended version of new bases. This includes three-row configuration of the seats of the vehicle.
Exterior and Interior Changes
The above-mentioned test specimens, which were caught espionage lens, possess a large amount of camouflage. Therefore it is not easy to conclude design changes, to the full. But, in addition, some changes can be seen in relation to the current model. First of all, there is a new waterfall grille design, a new look light units (and front and rear), etc.
If we look inside the vehicle, there is not all the clearer. However, it is expected that the 2018 Enclave is modern and contemporary than its predecessor. This includes new, advanced technologies and the latest and most modern systems. Expect the upgraded security systems, as well as entertainment systems and driver assistance. The interior receives a higher level of quality and equipment, with premium-feel materials and technologies.
2018 Buick Enclave Engine Specs
We have already mentioned that the new platform offers a variety of design possibilities, as well as various vehicle configurations. In addition, this platform affects the economy and the increased efficiency of the vehicle. The first reason is its lower weight, compared to the old platform. Another reason is the possibility of installing wider spectrum of different power units, as well as the FWD and AWD.
The base model comes with FWD with 3.6-liter V6 engine and a new nine-speed transmission. This engine develops 288 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. AWD drive system will be offered as an option.
With the new, lighter platform, redesign and improve aerodynamics, there is a new gear-box. All this together will increase fuel economy, which in 2017 models is 22 mpg hwy.
Enclave is Buick’s best-selling model of the brand. 2018 Buick Enclave has a duty to continue this trend and to further increase sales results. Therefore, it is expected that the price of the new model remains at the level of prices the current model. This means that the 2018 Buick Enclave price will be around $ 39,000.