2022 Buick Enclave Gets New Emperor Blue Metallic Color: First Look12
The refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave adds three new exterior colors to its palette: Cherry Red Tintcoat, Sage Metallic, and Emperor Blue Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Emperor Blue hue.
Assigned RPO code GA0 and touch-up paint code WA-619D, Emperor Blue Metallic is the only blue hue available for the 2022 Enclave, and is also one of five metallic hues.
Sage Metallic is also one of eight 2022 Buick Enclave exterior color options:
- White Frost Tricoat
- Sage Metallic
- Emperor Blue Metallic
- Quicksilver Metallic
- Summit White
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Rich Garnet Metallic
- Cherry Red Tintcoat
The new Emperor Blue color is not included in the base price of the 2022 Enclave and carries an extra charge of $495. It is available on all trim levels and with every interior color combination on Essence and Premium models as well as the range-topping Avenir trim level.
2022 Buick Enclave Trim Levels:
- Essence (1SL)
- Premium (1SN)
- Avenir (1SP)
2022 Buick Enclave Interior Color Combinations:
- Dark Galvanized with Ebony
- Whisper Beige with Ebony
- Ebony with Ebony
Models coated in Emperor Blue Metallic also feature a Pitch Dark Night lower exterior accent color. The same is the case for Sage Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat. Meanwhile, Ebony Twilight Metallic models include a Spectra Gray lower exterior accent color, and Summit White and White Frost Tricoat include a Satin Nickel lower exterior accent color. However, range-topping Avenir models forego the lower exterior accenting in place of body-color panels.
The Buick Enclave received a refresh for the 2022 model year. Noteworthy changes and updates to the refreshed model include a more modern and expressive design thanks to a new front fascia with sleeker headlights as well as a restyled rear end with new tail lights that feature Y-shaped inner graphics, which lead to a prominent center styling line. The update was originally slated to launch for the 2021 model year, but was delayed due to impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of this writing, production of the 2022 Buick Enclave at the GM Lansing Delta Township factory in Michigan resumed on October 4th, after being idled due to the ongoing microchip shortage. As such, very few units of the refreshed crossover SUV have reached dealer lots.
Availability varies by dealer, so check with yours for complete details.
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AboutÂ BuickÂ Enclave
TheÂ Buick Enclave is a premium full-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV). It is the biggestÂ Buick crossoverÂ currently offered, slotting above the subcompactÂ Buick EncoreÂ andÂ compactÂ Buick Envision.
The firstÂ generation Enclave was introduced for the 2009 model year toÂ replaceÂ the Buick Rendezvous.Â ItÂ rode on theÂ GM Lambda platformÂ and was discontinued in 2017. TheÂ current, second-generation model was introduced for the 2018Â model year.Â It rides onÂ the extended-lengthÂ GM C1 platformÂ shared with the second-generationÂ Chevrolet Traverse. A shorter variant of the same platform underpins the second-genÂ GMCÂ AcadiaÂ andÂ Cadillac XT5.
For the 2019 model year, theÂ Enclave receives a new FWD Preferred (1SD) equipment group, the addition of the automatic function for the heated steering wheelÂ and front row heated seats, as well as a newÂ Ebony with Ebony interior accents interior.
Compared to its first-generation predecessor, the second-genÂ Enclave is an all-new vehicle that is larger, lighter, sleeker and more modern.Â It also introduces newÂ trim levels, includingÂ the range-topping Enclave Avenir.
TheÂ Buick Enclave is built at theÂ GM Delta Lansing Township factoryÂ in Michigan operated byÂ GM USA. It is currently the only plant that builds the vehicle alongside the second-gen Chevy Traverse.
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Man,2022, what a homely looking thing.
Just a less practical minivan that soccer moms can feel “cool” driving…
I agree, GM hasn’t “Badge Engineered” a decent looking Buick vehicle since the downsized 1986 – 1989 Buick Riviera T-Type (Touch Screen Information CRT) or the full sized 1995 – 2001 Buick Riviera (Two Door CLONE of the 1995 -2001 Oldsmobile Aurora) with the great interior seats and semi-boat tail.
didn’t GM just shut down the assembly plant where this is built for 11 weeks…..
Probably, that way the GM Union workers receive 85% of their Pay for not working again!!!
Slow to get to dealerships? Ha
Most likely because they are waiting for the water based paint to dry. Oh, that’s incorrect they now “Bake” the colors on, my bad!!!!
In person… beautiful
The Chinese LOVE Buick styling so much they “dismantled engineered” the vehicles from the China assembly and are going to Flood the world wide market with quality engineering, battery technology & sophisticated design ques in their upcoming Electric Vehicles hitting the market in the next few years.
I can speak from experience my wife owns a 2019 Enclave and we both love it… Plenty of room, nice ride, beautiful inside and out, it’s the Essence trim, quiet inside. Also believe it or not this car at two years old was the same price as a 2017 Chevy Traverse LTZ. VERY NICE SUV I would recommend to anyone looking for this type of vehicle… Oh and speaking of minivans I can fit just as much in the Enclave with the family on vacation. Picked up a walk behind lawnmower at Lowes box and all fit right in and still had some room… Make fun all you want this is a useful vehicle you can even turn the AWD on and off if you don’t need AWD in the spring and summer, the blind spot, cross traffic, hill start assist work great. Great car for the money and unlike Kia or Hyundai which we also took a peak at… The warranty does not transfer from owner to owner used so your forced to spend thousands on another warranty we got the power train warranty that is still with car since new, plus a bumper to bumper extended warranty that only raised the car payment like 10 dollars a month the Hyundai or Kia used would have no warranty at all.
I’m not making fun, I just think that minivans have much easier ingress and egress. They also generally have more storage capabilities, such as a full sheet of plywood. Not to mention many are now available with AWD as well.
Fair enough yes minivans do have more room my aunt had one when we where kids it was very useful. If only the car companies made them AWD and not such an expensive option my friend was going to get AWD on his Chrysler town and country minivan but it was like $4000 to $5000 more. Maybe the new eletric vehicles will bring the minivan back.