Enclave is the full-size crossover that belongs to Buick family. This was interesting model, and now we can expect even more since redesign is on the way. Most notable change is on platform, but we can expect new engines in the lineup. All modifications can save a lot of weight on 2018 Buick Enclave, so fuel economy improvement is another advantage of upcoming SUV. With arrival of its sibling, Encore, this company can make big impact on crossover market, but we doubt these vehicles are going to spoil plans of luxurious German vehicles that come from Mercedes, BMW and Audi factories.
2018 Buick Enclave platform
Change of platform can bring new excitement for all fans of full-size 2018 Buick Enclave crossover. Company is leaving Lambda concept, by replacing it with new architecture. According to various stories, it is going to be C1XX Chi platform. What does it mean? First of all, new Enclave is going to be lighter than before. Further, new materials are used all over the vehicle, from outside the SUV, to cabin. Leather used for seats and other parts boost comfort, while infotainment system is there to bring joy of travel. Dynamic styling has been lately popular in Buick models, so we expect the same from Enclave.
2018 Buick Enclave engine
Powertrains for the 2018 Buick Enclave could be different. It wasn’t announced yet, but favorite to take place under the hood of crossover is 3.6-l V6 petrol unit with 300 hp. Other possibilities start from twin-turbo 3.0-l V6 which brings higher output, of around 400 hp. These are less fuel friendly than 2.0-l turbo-four. However, this one is not going to be attractive to users that seek for crossover with high performances. Mated to a 8-speed transmission, it is hard to believe this small unit can top output of 3.0-l V6. Experts believe that 2018 Enclave can go 20 mpg combined, but this number could be increased due to big weight loss.
2018 Buick Enclave release date and price
Arrival of the 2018 Buick Enclave is expected early next year. Launch in dealerships will follow, probably by the end of 2017. With new design and powertrains, price will change, unfortunately, going higher, so 2018 Enclave will be priced from $50,000 for base models.