After selling the first generation of the Enclave for eight years, Buick’s decided to bring the next generation of its crossover – the 2017 Buick Enclave.
Interior and exterior design and changes
It is expected that the new Buick Enclave will receive a full redesign and re-engineering. The new Buick’s full-size crossover will be built on the new platform, probably a variant of GM’s new C1XX platform. This same architecture will probably underpin the all-new 2017 Chevy Traverse, 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5. With the new platform the Enclave will about 300 pounds lighter, more fuel efficient and with better general performances than before. The 2017 Buick Enclave will get new design outside and inside and its powertrain range will be wider than before. Making a part of the Buick’s SUV line-up (subcompact Encore, compact Envision and full-size Enclave), the new crossover will come luxurious and very powerful. The new Buick Enclave will be equipped with three rows of seating, measuring 200 inches in length. Its exterior design will be in the line with the latest Buick’s design language. Interior of the new model will be made of the highest quality materials; it will be more space-efficient than the first generation. This way the crossover will get similar exterior dimensions but a lot more space inside the cabin.
2017 Buick Enclave powertrain
According to some sources the new 2017 Buick Enclave will get and all-new engine lineup. We are talking about a 3.6-liter V6 LGX power unit which will be mated to an 8-speed or a 9-speed automatic transmission. There will also be and one more engine option. This engine is more powerful than the previous one. It is a 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 LGW engine.
Release date and pricing
Price of the new 2017 Buick Enclave will be higher than the price of its predecessor that is for sure. This price could start in the low- to mid- $40,000 range. This powerful model may come unveiled in late 2016 as 2017 model or in 2017 as a 2018 model.