2016 Buick Enclave is an all-new crossover vehicle that will bring moderate changes to the current model. General Motors officially announced that the Buick sold around 60,000 units in 2013 alone, and due to overwhelming response in sales, the next generation Buick Enclave will come with changes in both looks and performance. General Motors believe that like the previous model, this too will yield positive responses world over, once again. The car is said to be constructed with lightweight aluminium components and will have a new engine that gives better performance and fuel economy. It is also expected that 2016 Buick Enclave will have superior handling mechanics as compared to its predecessor.
2016 Buick Encalve: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Even with the increase in overall length and width, 2016 Buick Enclave will weigh lighter than the previous model. Around 300 to 400 pounds lighter due to the innovative construction materials made mainly from high-strength aluminium. We can also see some changes in the grille design along with new head and tail lights that make this car look like a force to be reckoned with.
The interior of 2016 Buick Enclave stands out particularly well due to the extensive use of a leather and wood combination. The seats with be upholstered in leather and due to the bigger size of the car, we also expect an increase in cabin space. So, as we can see, this car makes no compromises as far as quality and comfort are concerned.
Technological upgrades are also a cut above the rest. 2016 Buick Enclave comes with widely sought after features such as IntelliLink based navigation system, LED touch-screen, adjustable front seats along with the option of seat heater. These are standard equipments that should come with the base model and will have other add-on features as you go along higher trim levels.
2016 Buick Encalve: Engine and Fuel Economy
Under the hood, 2016 Buick Enclave would come fitted with only one engine. The basic model is powered by a 3.6 litre V6 engine with a maximum output of 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Another one is twin-turbocharged engine capable of producing 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Although there is no official confirmation, we expect the engine to be paired with a six-speed auto transmission and be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive options.
Word on the street is that this new vehicle has shown a significant improvement in fuel economy. Test results in the front-wheel variant have shown an economy of 17/24/19 mpg in city streets, highway and combined driving respectively. While the all-wheel model fared at a humble 16/22/18 mpg for city drive, highway and combined driving respectively.
2016 Buick Enclave: Release Date, Price, Competitors
No official reports are available about the launch or availability in the market, but we expect to hear some news soon. We can expect the 2016 Buick Enclave to be priced slightly higher than the old model and range from around $ 40 000 to $ 50 000 according to trim level. It is set to compete with other top names like Lexus Rx 350 and Infiniti QX60.