2018 Buick Enclave might be a 400-HP seven seater


Enclave – is a great example of a family SUV with three rows of seats and a powerful engine to provide dynamic acceleration at all times. In 2018 Buick Enclave will use the new engine range, it will get serious changes in appearance to match the new Buick brand design language. Engines will likely remain the same, but there will be new modifications that will be not only more powerful but also more environmentally friendly.

2018 Buick Enclave release date

According to preliminary information, the premiere of a new Buick SUV will take place in early 2017, but it will go on sale much later. Most likely, in the fall of 2017, as 2018 model year car.

Release date: fall 2017

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2018 Buick Enclave price

The exact cost of the new generation Enclave is unknown. If the car will be focused on the same target buyer, and will be equipped with nearly the same power units, we can expect roughly the same price on updated SUV. Currently, basic configuration Enclave of 2016 model year costs $40,000.

2018 Buick Enclave redesign

At the moment, there is no evident information about how a new SUV from Buick will look. It is assumed that the 2018 model year will be highly remade, including aesthetically. According to rumors, the new Enclave will get a smooth and dynamic design, and new stylistic solutions. Most likely, 2018 Buick Enclave will have nothing in common with its predecessor. However, through the use of typical Buick stylistic solutions – chromium abundance, large grille, as well as the possible air vents on fenders – there is unmistakably a car of this particular brand.

The interior will also undergo significant changes. Current interior looks a little outdated, so the designers are looking for brand new methods to not only provide a high level of comfort and ergonomics but also to emphasize the premium status of the SUV.

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2018 Buick Enclave specs

New Buick Enclave of 2018 model year will be based on a different platform. Instead of widely-used Lambda, it will have C1XX platform sharing it with Traverse and Acadia – Chevy and GMC cars respectively. The new platform is lightweight – the SUV will shed around 300 lbs, which positively affects fuel consumption and performance characteristics. It is also expected that the car will get extended wheelbase providing more comfort to third-row passengers.

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2018 Buick Enclave engines

There are at least two engines expected for 2018 Enclave to choose from. The first one is already known by a current generation, 3.6-liter naturally-aspirated V6. Its power will be increased from 281 to 310HP by ECU retuning and usage of more advanced parts.

The second option will be a completely new turbocharged engine which, according to rumors, will provide an SUV with astonishing power amount of 400 HP. Thanks to V6 3-liter block with two turbochargers. Undoubtedly, such engine might make Enclave one of the most powerful gas-powered 7-seater SUV on the market.

The transmission options are unknown, it might be a brand new 10-speed GM automatic transmission. The drive layout – AWD only.

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Enclave will keep the concept of big crossover, able to accommodate up to 7 people with extra comfort.

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