The Buick Enclave was launched in May 2007 as a 2008 model by the Buick division of General Motors full-size luxury SUV crossed. The Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse all share GM Lambda platform. The Enclave forecast in 2006 North American International Auto Show officially as the concept car making it the first Lambda vehicle to be displayed. The Enclave is partially based on the concept Buick Centieme shown in the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. The Buick Enclave replaced both of Buick SUVs, the minivan-based Rendezvous-and truck-based Rainier, as well as the Terraza minivan.
Buick Enclave Features
The Buick Enclave has seating for seven passengers with an optional second row bench seat instead of the standard two captain chairs which increases the seating for eight. It comes standard with front driving-wheel drive with an option of all-wheel. The Enclave shares powertrains with its Lambda siblings. For its first year of production the Enclave is powered by the 275 HP (205 kW) 3.6 L High Feature V6 engine paired to transfer six-speed automatic. For the 2009 model, a 3.6 L V6 VVT Direct Injection Spark Ignition with 286 HP (213 kW) and 255 pounds · ft (346 N · m). Quality torque (also standard on other 2009 Lambdas). The machine is direct-injection latter offers a broader torque curve, and brings fuel economy to 17 mpg-US (14 L/100 km; 20 mpg-imp) /24 mpg-US (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg-imp) for FWD models and 16 mpg-US (15 L/100 km; 19 mpg-imp) /22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) for AWD models, according to the USA Environmental Protection Agency estimates new. The Lambda vehicles will be built in a new factory in Delta Township Assembly GM near Lansing, the Michigan and production of the Enclave begins on April 11, 2007, with the first vehicles reaching certain dealers by the end of the month. The Buick Enclave debuted with a starting price of $32,790.
Buick Enclave Engine
The 2012 Buick Enclave has the 3.6L V6 and automatic transmission 6-Speed, but the power is now up to 288 HP (215 kW) with torque coming in at 270 ft·lbf (370 N·m). The Enclave is often praised for its cargo space while maintaining relatively large then dynamically build a unibody frame for the body-on-conventional. It also was praised for being one of the quietest vehicles available for sale in the United States as well as for quality of interior.
In its first year of production, the Enclave is often criticized for its transfer 6-speed, which was ” hesitant to downshift“. For 2009, however, the Powertrain will be considered more competent with more abundant torque. For his whole production, it has been considered too heavy, weighing nearly 5000 pounds (2,300 kg) with all-wheel-drive. Initial sales of the Enclave have been very strong, with demand far exceeds production capacity, forcing GM to add a third shift to Delta Township factory.
Buick Enclave Facelift
Unveiling GM 2013 Buick Enclave on April 3, 2012, one day before its official debut at the New York Auto Show. The 2013 model features revised styling outside including new chrome waterfall mesh, xenon lights with LED running lights and LED taillights.
The Buick Enclave interior updates include a redesigned dashboard with more material soft-touch wood and chrome accents, blue ambient lighting and IntelliLink infotainment touchscreen display. Among the security features seven standard air bags, including front center airbag industry-first, and monitoring blind-spot available.
Buick Enclave Markets
Sales began in the United States and Canada in 2007 during the model year 2008. In 2008, General Motors began exporting the Enclave to China, to be sold through the Shanghai GM Buick network. The Buick brand has been relaunched in Mexico for the 2010 model year, bringing the Buick Enclave to the market.