Initially introduced as a replacement model for leading sports utility vehicles – Buick Rainier, Buick Rendezvous, and Buick Terraza – would be noted that the model was initially introduced as a concept car alongside GMC Acadia & Chevrolet Traverse at the North American Auto Show held in 2006. Its design is primarily based on the much acclaimed Lambda platform developed by parent company – General Motors.
2016 Buick Enclave – Exterior and Interior Design
The 2016 Buick Enclave is the first of its kind to focus so much on design – the model bears a very elegant look & sophisticated exterior appearance. The new design is also responsible for an increased interior space including head room & leg room which further accentuates the comfort factor. The model bears a fresh & modern exterior in addition to an upgraded suspension which was lacking in cars from the previous generation. New additions to its exterior design include a brand new pair of wheels along with LED front lights. The improved suspension helps the wheels to adhere to the ground and hence provide a better driving experience. 2016 Buick Enclave will have a larger exterior with greater set of features compared to its preceding model. The interior design offered by the model is highly sophisticated coupled with leather upholstered seats, premium quality contrast stitching and redesigned dash board. The center console will feature a larger touch screen display in addition to a greater cargo space. Next generation Buick Enclave’s interior have a combined taste of elegance & pleasure which is lacking in most modern-day SUV models. One should effectively take note that, its enlarged exteriors are a result of the model having larger exterior dimensions with major increments in length & width.
2016 Buick Enclave – Engine and Performance
The 2016 Buick Enclave has been provided with two distinct engine configurations – including a 3.6L V6 cylinder unit that has a total power & torque output of 288HP & 270lbft respectively. The other power train consists of a turbo charged heavy duty 3.6L V6 cylinder engine which offers a maximum torque & power output of 430lbft & 420HP respectively. It should be noted that both engines have been mated to an automatic 9-speed power transmission system which is speculated to improve the car’s fuel economy as well as overall engine performance and provide greater agility.
2016 Buick Enclave – Release Date and Price
The 2016 Buick Enclave is speculated to cost around $40,000 to $46,120; however, it should be noted that a final price is yet to be formally announced. Similarly, its release is expected to occur sometime in this year as a 2016 year model. In addition to a refreshed design & upgraded engine, the model will also be high on comfort and luxury thus making it the perfect SUV for long family rides. One should note that the car comes with a new all-wheel driving platform.