The 2023 Buick Enclave will arrive as the sixth model year for the second-generation crossover nameplate, following the refreshed 2022 model year with just a few changes and updates. Now, GM Authority has learned when the start of regular production for the 2023 Buick Enclave will begin.
According to GM Authority sources, the start of regular production for the 2023 Buick Enclave is set to begin June 11th, 2022. Production of the 2023 Buick Enclave will take place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.
The 2023 Buick Enclave arrives on the heels of the refreshed 2022 Buick Enclave, the latter of which introduces a new front fascia with a larger front grille and reshaped LED headlights, a new rear fascia, and new taillights. The interior was also revised, now incorporating a restyled center console, premium soft touch points, and a push-button Electronic Transmission Range Select shifter. The Buick Enclave nameplate was originally slated to receive an update for the 2021 model year, but the refresh was delayed to the 2022 model year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As for changes introduced with the 2023 model year, the paint options list will no longer include the Quicksilver Metallic color, as GM Authority was the first to report. Tagged with paint code GAN, Quicksilver Metallic has been replaced with a new hue, specifically Moonstone Gray Metallic, which is tagged with paint code GXD.
As a reminder, the Buick Enclave features just one powerplant option, namely the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline. Peak output is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, all of which is directed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. Front-wheel drive is also standard, with all-wheel drive offered as an optional upgrade.
Under the body panels, the Buick Enclave rides on the GM C1 platform.