Buick’s new 2016 Enclave Tuscan Edition will make its public debut this week at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The automaker describes it as “a more distinctive expression of the popular crossover.” The three-row SUV gets a bronze-tone grille and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels with bronze accents.
“Buick’s quality, refinement and style continues to attract more customers and this modern resurgence started with Enclave,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “It was a pioneer for three-row luxury crossovers and remains one of the segment’s most popular. The new Tuscan Edition celebrates Enclave’s achievement and rewards owners with a higher level of distinction.”
Buick has offered the Enclave for eight years and it’s never been selling better. Last year, sales hit a record at 62,300, up 2.9 percent. The updated model goes on sale this summer on the Leather (1SL) and Premium (1SN) trims, and you can choose from three colors.
Additional standard equipment on the Leather and Premium trims includes:
- Heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel
- Ice-blue LED ambient lighting around the instrument panel
- Eight-way power front driver and passenger seats with power recline, lumbar support and driver memory
- Heated front seats on Leather models and heated/cooled seats on Premium models
- Power-tilting/telescoping steering column on Premium models
- Buick IntelliLink with color touchscreen radio
- OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
- Tri-zone automatic climate control
- High-intensity discharge headlamps
- Power liftgate
- Rear park assist and rear-vision camera system with dynamic guidelines.
Meanwhile, Buick’s new, smaller crossover, the Envision, will hit U.S. showrooms in the fall, after first launching in China.
“The Envision is a versatile SUV and an important component of Shanghai GM’s SUV strategy,” said Wang Yongqing, President of Shanghai GM. “Designed for social elites, it offers an unmatched experience in the premium midsize SUV segment. It complements the Enclave and Encore in Buick’s SUV portfolio.”
The SUV gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 256 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with standard stop/start and a six-speed automatic, along with a standard all-wheel drive system.
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