Is the 2018 Buick Enclave a game-changer?

December 01 2019

The 2018 Enclave could be seen by many as being an impacting vehicle. That’s the type of emotion experienced when you first see it. With a dynamically designed exterior and interior, this is a vehicle that for many motorists will be a game changer! For a new owner; relax and enjoy the hi-tech luxury. For auto manufacturers like General Motors, their marketplace is filled with consumer perceptions, demands, desires, trends and many other influencing factors. To retain their position and ensure customer satisfaction, they place great reliance on their market research and ultimately, the design engineers. In various ways, selling vehicles can be compared to a football game, in which people keep moving the goal posts!

The 2018 Buick Enclave is an example of this consumer-oriented situation. It’s an SUV with an inherent styling that can change how you view the motoring experience. The designers have created an SUV that is on the exterior, intriguingly different and arouses the curiosity; that’s the first and an important impact. Looking beyond the façade of the car, you will see that this emotion is continued as you delve deeper into what makes the Enclave tick!

The luxurious appointments engulf you in an environment that is strange yet at the same time, has a certain familiarity about it. You are surrounded by innovative technologies, and a secured safety that whilst inducing remoteness enables you to maintain contact with the outside world and keep control.

The 2018 Buick Enclave was originally launched onto the market as a game-changer for the Buick brand and achieved the distinction of becoming one of the brand’s most successful and influential vehicles. Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, made the statement that “It set the tone for a more progressive Buick, helping change perception for us and serving as the standard-bearer of what our products stand for: smart, stylish luxury.” That about says it all and paints the Enclave picture, perfectly!

What’s Special about this New Buick? 

Proportionately, the 2018 Buick Enclave model has changed, with accentuated body lines that project an image of unleashed energy, but at the same time, retains an almost classical overall appearance. This is accentuated with a redesigned front end and grille. Safety is given priority with an all-new designer body structure, and when fully equipped, offering 17 radar camera and ultrasonic sensors. There is seating for seven passengers supported with added cargo volume behind the first row.

Looking at some technical detail, the hauling capacity is up to 2,268 kilograms more than adequate for towing a usual type of recreational boat. Supplying the power is a standard 3.6 L, V6 engine with stop/start technology, putting out a Buick-estimated 302 horsepower with 260 lb-ft. of torque and which is combined with a nine-speed auto transmission.

There is obviously a lot more to this exceptional SUV, but suffice to say, this car has moved the goal posts, but your proof will be in the driving!