2016 Buick Enclave Changes And Novelties
The redesign of the 2016 Buick Enclave will bring some radical improvements regarding the appearance and interior of this SUV. Of course, that isn’t all. The 2016 Enclave will have an additional engine, which will enhance the engine lineup. Some reports already stated that there will be a new GM’s nine-speed transmission. That would certainly improve the performance and EPA fuel economy of the 2016 Buick Enclave, but it’s not sure that this transmission will be ready to be used for the 2016 model year. However, the unofficially announced GM’s transmission could be connected to the front wheels only, so the AWD Enclave will have to have another gearbox. This redesign will bring some additional perks. The new Enclave is expected to weight more than 300 pounds less. Thanks to the weight loss, the 2016 Buick Enclave will have improved EPA fuel economy and better performance. Although the weight will be decreased, the body of this SUV will grow. Its wheelbase will be longer and the overall body dimensions will be slightly extended, so the 2016 Buick Enclave will have eight seats as a standard.
2016 Buick Enclave Exterior
All of the inches that were added to the dimensions of the 2016 Enclave brought more space and another approach. That isn’t just for the mere fact that the new Enclave should be bigger. This redesign essentially changed this SUV for the better. With new length and width, this SUV will be able to provide what the Enclave Premium was able to. It’s considered that those eight seats in three rows offered as standard would significantly increase the sales. The overall appearance of the 2016 Buick Enclave will keep the tradition of a well-built vehicle which looks like it’s skillfully tailored. It’s not known for sure at this point, but they would probably redesign the front fascia. Some assumptions say that the new Enclave will get a new pair of the headlights and redesigned grille. That would be followed by reshaped air intakes. As for the overall body design, the 2016 Enclave will look more masculine. That isn’t something to worry about, since all of the changes will be gentle and tasteful. This SUV would probably look more dynamic and sleek. It’s not known how the exterior changes would affect the aerodynamics, but the appearance will be better for sure.
2016 Buick Enclave Interior Improvements
This time, the expectations are that they will release the Enclave with even more luxurious interior. With refinement and style, the cabin will have a beautiful dashboard with a repositioned touchscreen larger than the current one. There will be a real leather upholstery which will be aesthetically improved with contrast stitching. The increase in size provided more cargo space. The increase isn’t big, since the current Enclave has 68.9 cubic feet, but with more than 70 cubic feet, the 2016 Enclave will be one of the top-notch vehicles within its segment regarding the cargo space. According to some reports, the 2016 Buick Enclave will have improved gadgets and systems. They will, reportedly, improve the response of the infotainment interface.
Old V-6 And Additional Twin-Turbo Engine Option Of 2016 Buick Enclave
We mentioned earlier that the 2016 Buick Enclave will have an additional engine option. So, now we have a 3.6-liter V-6 with 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque as a standard option. This unit is used for another engine option, but it’s turbocharged. With all of the improvements, this option provides 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, thanks to the 3.6-liter V-6 Twin-Turbo engine. It isn’t known whether the development of the new nine-speed transmission will be over for the 2016 model year, but it’s certain that it will be implemented once it’s ready. The new engine option would attract new audience, the people who wanted something more powerful. That’s why the estimates about the sales of the 2016 Enclave are pretty optimistic.
2016 Buick Enclave Release Date And Estimated Price
As for the release, the 2016 Buick Enclave will be available by the middle of 2015. It’s too early to precisely estimate the price, but it seems that the base price of the 2016 Enclave will be around $40,000.