At long last, Buick is getting to ready to unveil a redesigned Enclave crossover. The debut can’t happen soon enough, either. With the crossover competition heating up, Buick needs to update the current, dated model that’s been around for nearly ten years.
So far we’re only getting one teaser photo from Buick before its debut at next month’s New York Auto Show. From there it will go on sale in the fall as a 2018 model.
The 2018 Enclave will ditch its old platform and share one with its GM sibling, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Following suit in the engine department, it will also likely offer similar choices under the hood: a 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.0-liter turbo.
But there the similarities end. While the Traverse is every inch a Chevy, the next-gen Enclave will take cues from the Buick LaCrosse sedan and smaller Encore SUV. That includes Buick’s signature waterfall grille. But don’t expect anything drastic. It will continue offering classic lines and three-row seating.
The other big news is that the Enclave will be the first U.S. model to offer Buick’s new premium sub-brand Avenir treatment. The luxe touches will include things like the grille and wheels. The cabin will also receive a more upscale design. Though currently, Buick’s keeping the doors shut on the cabin details.
Pricing should stay in the $40,000 zone. The CUV will be built in Lansing, Michigan.