Having had a successful sale year with the 2017 model of the Buick Enclave, General Motors want to ensure that the 2018 Buick Enclave is better in all aspects than its predecessor. Being an SUV crossover, which is a popular model in the U.S the Enclave is set to see a lot of upgrades to match its demand. Here are the specifications to expect on the 2018 Buick Enclave.
2018 Buick Enclave – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
Just like its predecessors, the Buick Enclave 2018 retains the same attractive and eye-catching look. GM has however made it look larger. And slimmer than its immediate predecessor. With a pair of commanding LED headlights and a waterfall looking chrome grill, the Buicks front outlook is quite desirable. The front bumper has been made bigger and with a better design. A pair of thin daylight/fog lights complements the front bumper well to give the front outlook of the Enclave the attractive look.
The rear view is as impressive as the front, with a pair of rectangular LED rear lights and a well-designed rear bumper. The 5-door machine will ride on 19” 10-spoke aluminium wheels capable of taking the Buick even on rough terrain. It may be bigger than the 2017 model but GM assures that it is about 300 pounds lighter with better handling.
The interior of this year’s model is undoubtedly the most impressive upgrade that GM has done with the Enclave. Its interior will be all-leather with a prestigious finishing of high-quality material and wood furnishing. It will comfortably seat seven passengers and provide up to 23 cubic feet of cargo space. With the extreme rear seats folded down, the cargo space can be up to 115 cubic feet.
On the dashboard, it will come with an array of easily noticeable buttons and a large screen to ease navigation. The seats will be heated or cooled and the driver can easily control them using the 8-way power front passenger seat adjuster. Moreover, it will come with tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. Also, the 6-speaker high-quality audio system and a one star with 4G LTE and built-in WIFI hotspot.
Safety features in the 2018 Buick Enclave have also been upgraded. It comes with all-inclusive air-bag system, rear park assist, rearview camera, side blind zone alert and a theft deterrent system.
2018 Buick Enclave – Powerful Engine and Performance
Under the hood, this machine will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of producing up to 280 hp with 270 lb-ft. of torque. The turbo-charged model may reach up to 400 hp. This makes it one of the most powerful crossovers SUV’s that the market has to offer. With a 9-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Enclave will be capable of hitting 60 mph in under 7 seconds. GM has also put into consideration, the fact that fuel economy is a crucial aspect. It avails the 2018 Buick Enclave with an 8.3-liter fuel tank. And will consume 15.0-liter/100KM in the city and 10.6-liter/100 km on the highway.
2018 Buick Enclave – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
General Motors intends to release this magnificent machine somewhere in the last quarter of 2017 with a starting price of around $45000. With the above specifications, the 2018 Buick Enclave will definitely be a car to watch out once it hits dealerships.