The 2016 Buick Enclave will be released sometime next year. The new model of the famous crossover will bring many improvements which will affect almost all aspects of the vehicle. To start with, the new model will have its exterior and interior redesigned and refreshed. Also, the new Buick will offer more comfort, as its dimensions will be slightly increased. In addition, the new model will have a new platform and its current weight of 5,000 pounds should be reduced by 300-400 pounds. This will improve its fuel economy and improve handling. The new model will also have some surprises for us regarding its powertrain. The 2016 Buick Enclave will add one more engine to its lineup and there is a possibility of it receiving a new transmission, too. The latter should be the GM’s nine-speed one, which might not be able to pair up with the all-wheel drive. This is a downside, but given the gain the buyers would have from the new transmission, it is not something to mourn about. This redesign will certainly draw attention to itself once it’s released, and it will be for a reason. Expect the crossover to completely outshine its competition once it’s out.
2016 Buick Enclave Comes With Redesigned Exterior
The 2016 Buick Enclave will get a new look. The redesign will not be drastic; it will be elegant and tasteful. The new model will be bigger, with its width and length increased, so it will offer more space and comfort to the passengers. In addition, there’s a possibility that the eight seats could become a standard now when there’s enough room to accommodate all of the passengers. Also, the shape of the new model will slightly change, so the new 2016 Enclave will have a more dominant and aggressive look. Of course, these changes won’t affect the resemblance with the current model, which is beautiful as it is, they will only improve it. The rumors say that the new crossover will receive a full redesign of the front fascia, bumpers and air intakes. Also, there might be new pair of headlights and a brand new grille, especially designed for this occasion. Moreover, the changes on the exterior will not end at cosmetics’ novelties; the new model will have new body parts made out of lightweight materials, which will reduce its weight for about 300-400 pounds. This will result in improved EPA fuel economy as well as better handling. The new model will still keep its elegant, refined and dominant look and its character on the road will have the same traits.
Interior Of 2016 Buick Enclave
As for the interior, there are many changes about the 2016 Buick Enclave’s cabin that will take your breath away. To start with, the new model will have leather upholstery with contrast stitching and a rearranged dashboard and center stack. In addition, the new Enclave will come with a bigger touchscreen. Speaking of the enlarged features, due to the dimension changes, the new model will offer more cargo space. With more than 70 cubic feet of space for cargo, the new crossover will be at the top of its market segment when it comes to this aspect. Moreover, the new 2016 Buick Enclave will have its systems improved and updated, as well as some brand new gadgets, so the cabin will be fully equipped. The interior of the 2016 crossover will be elegant, sophisticated and pleasant, which is more or less exactly what we were expecting from the famous manufacturer. Expect the new model’s interior to look and feel even more luxurious than before, as the designers paid special care to designing and fulfilling anyone’s wishes.
2016 Buick Enclave Engine Lineup — New 420-hp TwinTurbo V-6 Engine
The 2016 Buick Enclave will offer one new engine. The new unit will be a 3.6-liter turbocharged TwinTurbo V-6 one that produces 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. This will be an optional engine, while the standard one will be the same unit, minus the turbocharged part. Such engine will generate 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the new GM’s nine-speed transmission is being developed as we speak, so we hope it will be ready for the release of the 2016 model. If not, it will be implemented in the next model, so it is a certain move for the future Buick models. Such transmission would improve fuel economy of the crossover, but more importantly, its performance. The model would have more power, better agility and quite improved specs. The problem with this transmission is that there is a possibility it can’t be paired with an all-wheel drive, which means that the Enclave would offer only front-wheel drive in that case. Nevertheless, we hope the manufacturer will overcome this issue and make us very happy with both AWD and a new transmission.
2016 Buick Enclave Release Date And Estimated Price
The 2016 Buick Enclave will be released in the mid 2015 as a 2016 model. As for the price, the entry level should cost around $40,000, which is not that much considering the quality and comfort you get. We are sure that the new model will have no troubles finding its way to drivers’ hearts.