Buick’s top SUV getting long-awaited upgrade.
A brand-new edition of the Enclave, Buick’s biggest SUV, was recently teased by the company. The teaser features a dim picture of the 2025 Buick Enclave, and two monochrome design illustrations of its front three-quarter and side views were also unveiled. Based on these visuals, it is apparent that the Enclave will incorporate a distinct adaptation of Buick’s fresh, refined design approach, which was inspired by the striking Wildcat EV Concept.
The only information given was the announcement that the reveal will take place “later this year.” However, by examining its platform siblings, the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, which have recently undergone updates, we can infer some details about the Enclave. As the current Enclave shares its foundation with these models, there is no indication that the new model will introduce any significant changes in this area.
You can anticipate the replacement of the 3.6-liter V6 engine with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the near future. This engine delivers a higher output of 315 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque compared to the V6’s 310 hp and 266 lb-ft. The power is expected to be transmitted through a new eight-speed automatic transmission. While the Traverse will introduce a new Z71 trim, the Acadia will maintain its rugged AT4 trim. However, it is unlikely that Buick will suddenly unveil an off-road trim level.
This particular article highlights the potential arrival of GM’s Super Cruise technology in one of Buick’s upcoming models. While initially planned to debut in the 2024 Envision, it seems that this feature may not be immediately accessible upon release.
Buick’s SUV lineup will receive a much-needed revamp with the introduction of the all-new Enclave by the end of 2024. This strategic move aims to continue the brand’s upward trajectory, following a successful year in 2023 where sales for the Encore GX increased by 92%, the Envision by 71%, and even the slightly outdated Enclave saw a growth of 29%. The incorporation of an all-SUV lineup proved to be advantageous for Buick as it garnered a higher number of younger customers, claiming the top spot among all GM brands in attracting buyers aged 18-35.
According to Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick and GMC, “As the fastest growing mainstream brand in the industry in the US last year, 2024 promises more big things for Buick.” He also stated that the launch of the next-generation Enclave will spearhead these advancements. “With this first glimpse of the next-generation Enclave, our flagship model, we are committed to maintaining our leadership in design, technology, and Buick’s distinct premium identity.”
Additional information, including details on pricing, will be disclosed at a later date.