The Buick Company has already presented their new Enclave model. So, they have decided to present also the top notch model called Avenir. This luxurious SUV will come as the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir. It is going to be a mixture of luxury, beautiful design and advanced technology. This will be the brand`s top trim level. So, all the equipment which is optional in the base model is going to be standard in the Avenir version. Therefore, we can only conclude that this new model will offer plenty of latest technology.
The new Buick Avenir will be very popular among large families because of the very roomy cabin. However, it is very suitable for long trips because of great cargo space and comfortable interior. After it hits the market later this year, the main rivals of the new Avenir will be Audi Q7, Infiniti QX60 and Acura MDX.
2018 Buick Enclave Avenir engine and performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir, there is no much to talk about. All the models will get the same unit under the hood. It is going to be a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. This unit will be able to produce 302 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with a new nine-speed automatic gearbox. The front-wheel drive configuration will be standard. However, the all-wheel drive will be optional too. The fuel efficiency with FWD is estimated to be 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg and 20 mpg combined. Its towing capacity will be 5000 pounds.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir will be built on GM`s C1XX architecture (long-wheelbase version) which also underpins the new Chevrolet Traverse.
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir will look very handsome, elegant and attractive. The front end will be much sleeker now. It will get a three-dimensional mesh grille with new chrome wings. The headlamps will give it more aggressive look and will be equipped with LED lighting. Furthermore, new Avenir will ride on the new six-spoke 20-inch wheels with nickel finish. It will be offered in five new premium colors for exterior.
Inside, the all-new 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir will offer exceptional comfort and luxury. This SUV has three rows of seats and it is able to accommodate seven passengers. The front seats are heated and ventilated while the second and the third rows can flat fold if you need more cargo space. The steering wheel will get nice wood accents. The dashboard will feature an 8-inch touchscreen with infotainment system which will include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, navigation, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Bose audio with 10 speakers, a dual moonroof will be standard. As for the safety, it will include 360-degree surround camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, seven airbags, rear-cross traffic alert and so on. The forward automatic braking and adaptive cruise control will be available too.
Release date and price
The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir is set to go on sale in the fall of 2017. Speaking of the price, unfortunately this information is still unavailable.