2016 Buick Enclave

The GM prepares some big novelties for next year. One of them will be new Buick Enclave, which will finally come as next-generation model. This model, which shares many mechanical parts with its GM cousins GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse, was originally launched in 2007, came as a replacement for several Buick model – two SUVs Rendezvous and Rainier and also as replacement for Terraza minivan. This model was refreshed few years ago, but it will come as new, next-generation model next year. It will be called 2016 Buick Enclave.

2016 Buick Enclave front view

2016 Buick Enclave redesign

This car belongs to the class of luxury SUVs, so improvements are expected in all aspects. Some of main tasks for the company’s engineers will be to give 2016 Enclave much better and attractive look. However, we don’t expect some radical changes. It will keep its classic SUV appearance, but there will be plenty of new details, which will make this model looks modern and attractive. As it is expected, most of the changes on 2016 Enclave will be on the front end. Front fascia will be completely changed and it will be characterized with new headlights, grille and also new bumper. It is also expected that new model will be slightly larger, but on the other side, much lighter than its predecessor, mainly because of a use of lightweight materials. The interior of 2016 Buick Enclave will be completely redesigned. It will come in new style, with more space, improved comfort and also with plenty of new hi-tech features.

2016 Buick Enclave rear view

2016 Buick Enclave engine

When it is about engines, new model will be available in two variants. The base model will be powered with 3.6 liter V6, which has an output of 288 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Buick Enclave will be also available in more powerful variant, which will be powered with the same engine, but equipped with turbocharger. This model will have 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of max torque. Both variants will use GM’s new 9-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Buick Enclave release date and price

Although it is not confirmed yet, it is pretty much for sure that 2016 Buick Enclave will come somewhere in the middle of next year. Price for the base model is expected to go around 40.000 dollars.