The 2018 Buick Enclave is a very important product for the brand. When the first Enclave debuted, it kicked off the brand’s self-proclaimed renaissance and success ensued. Finally, we have a second-generation Enclave, and GM chief crossover engineer at General Motors, Rick Spina, shared plenty of insight into the car in a new Autoline episode.
Spina touches on numerous topics during the discussion, but most of the chat revolves around what makes the 2018 Enclave an Enclave and not just a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The engineer said design and various engineering areas help the Buick come into its own. The team was well aware that a different buyer exists for the Enclave versus the Traverse, and the design and packaging reflect those notions.
And with the second-generation Enclave, it’s more of the same, but better, per Spina. The team looked at what made the Enclave so successful and ensured its loyal buyers found more to love in a familiar package. And, for those wondering, the 2018 Enclave Avenir has already shown promise as a successful sub-brand with early sales.
Check out the entire discussion up above.