In the middle of Buick’s plan in releasing a smaller model of 2021 Buick Envision, they surprisingly revealed a new update for their upcoming 2022 Buick Enclave. The three row SUV would have a refreshed look – among other things. The ride can still accommodate 7 people within its spacious body, but it is quite obvious that they are taking many inspirations here and there – and it includes their inspiration for their newest compact and small crossover, the Envision.
The Expected Update
What does it mean for Enclave, really? Well, the company’s flagship is going to be more stylish, more modern, and more handsome. The company hasn’t mentioned any detailed info about the technology, interior, and engine. So far, the only available info is only about the exterior design – and only a slight of it. It seems that they are probably going to release the information closer to the launch date.
The Exterior Refreshment Work
As it was mentioned before, the company only mentioned a small part about 2022 Buick Enclave design. For a starter, the grille would be coming with a jewel-shape style that looks matching with wider stance. The SUV incorporates flowing body, especially on the sides, and it gets sleeker. It seems that not only the car has slimmer LED headlights, but it is also highly likely that the taillights come with similar arrangement. If that’s the case, then Enclave comes with similar treatment as Envision which gets a modernized treatment on the overall lighting department. It includes the standard LED within animated and sequential lighting.
The Interior Cabin – Any News?
Despite the fact that Buick has provided some photos of the Enclave – and the car wasn’t covered at all – they didn’t release any image or photo for the interior cabin. We can only imagine and expect some things, but the official details would be coming soon.
The Transition Year
Although the company may have a huge success in Chinese auto market, they are struggling with North American market. In 2020 alone, they had undergone a transition year, which may go further to several years ahead. Buick had 8 models before (including several sedans) but they had to resize to only 4 SUV types, and the Enclave is one of them.
Engine and Power
Many auto enthusiasts believe that Buick may not change the standard engine of the Enclave with its V6 engine with 3.6 liter capacity. However, it is always possible that the company may add another option with inline-four turbocharged engine with 2.0 liter capacity. It’s based on the fact that Caddy XT6 and GMC Acadia are offering such an engine, and Buick may adopt it. After all, if Buick does adopt the engine, it may improve the fuel economy system and reduce Enclave’s price tag. For the trim levels, it is highly likely that they will offer the same one as the current one. It means that there would be 4 trims of Essence, Preferred, Premium, and Avenir.
Price and Availability
Rumor has it that the starting price will rise from the current 2021 model. The current one has a starting tag of $41,200. For the availability, the 2022 Buick Enclave may likely hit showrooms and dealerships at very late of 2021.