Some GM Authority readers will already be familiar with Buick’s QuietTuning technology, which describes an engineering/design process that ensures the cabin of the Tri Shield brand’s cars are properly mitigating outside noise. Vehicles with Buick QuietTuning feature a liquid-applied sound deadener, additional sound deadening/insulation, underbody aero pieces to reduce wind noise, acoustic laminated glass and specially-tuned suspension for mitigating tire and road noise, among other elements.
Buick has now decided to expand on its QuietTuning technology with QuietCabin – a new feature that goes a step further to provide Buick owners with a relaxing and stress-free drive. Buick QuietCabin technology incorporates a partition separator between the front and the rear seats. So when the kids are fighting or complaining too much on a road trip, this sound partition will block out any unwanted noise so the adults in the front seats can travel in peace and quiet. Any additional noise, such as tapping or kicking on the partition, will be muffled by next-generation active noise-cancelling tech from Bose.
What’s more, parents don’t have to pull over and waste time setting up the partition themselves. The soundproof divider automatically raises and lowers with the simple push of a button within the center console, allowing drivers to block out unnecessary noise whilst on the go.
“Buick QuietCabin is a natural evolution of QuietTuning,” GM spokesperson April Firths said of the new technology. “Buick owners enjoy the calm serenity of sitting in one of our modern-day vehicles, but our efforts are all for nothing when there are screaming occupants in the car. Thanks to this new deployable soundproof divider, Buick owners with budding families can once again enjoy the quiet cabin of their Encore GX, Envision or Enclave as it was meant to be enjoyed.”
Buick QuietCabin will be an optional feature on all 2023 model-year Buick vehicles. We’ll have more info on the rollout of the technology in the coming months. For now, though, Happy April Fool’s Day, GM Authority readers! If you really feel as though you need a partition to block out cabin noise in your Buick, may we suggest a pair of noise-cancelling earmuffs instead?