First Look of the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir


Buick has been developing a new flagship crossover and it’s finally being unveiled. The all-new 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir brings more luxury than your standard luxury vehicle.

It’s built on a new chassis and with the new chassis comes new styling and proportions. The Avenir has a sleeker look and improved dynamics compared to the standard Enclave. It also has a lower roofline and longer wheelbase.

Top-spec Avenir models feature exclusive content, including a Buick-first Evonik Acrylite exterior forward lighting composed of more than 100 LEDs , which give the crossover a striking look. New bifunctional LED headlights flank an exclusive three-dimensional mesh grille with chrome wings. Other exclusive exterior features include special badging and six-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels with a pearl nickel finish. The Enclave is available in five exclusive exterior color paint colors.

All 2018 Buick Enclave models are powered by GM’s 3.6-liter V-6 paired to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. In this application, the engine is preliminarily rated 302 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Front-drive is standard, but Intelligent AWD with an active twin-clutch rear differential is available. The system is Buick’s first switchable all-wheel-drive system.

All Enclave models feature seven-passenger seating in three rows, but the Avenir model gets an available Avenir Chestnut and Ebony interior with seat piping, contrast stitching, and embroidered front headrests. Other unique features include a wood-accented steering wheel, Avenir floormats, and Avenir script sill plates on the front and rear doors.

 The Enclave Avenir also gets Buick’s first application of GM’s rearview camera mirror. Buick said the Avenir comes with extensive active safety tech, including up to 17 radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors. Available active safety and driver assist tech includes adaptive cruise control, full-speed forward automatic braking, and more.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Stay tuned to SouthTowne Motors for more information on the Buick Enclave Avenir as it becomes available. When it finally hits dealerships, you can come in and give it a test drive at SouthTowne Motors.

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