2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Sends Out Current Model in Style
All-New, Lighter-Weight Model Expected Soon
General Motors has already given us a glimpse of its future midsize crossovers in the form of the 2017 GMC Acadia, which got a significant downsizing over its predecessor. Indications are that its stablemates, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, will not be following suit, with longer wheelbases and overall length to retain the passenger space and comfort the models are known for. While the Acadia will be the first of the next-generation C1XX or “Chi” platform large crossover models, the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse will soldier on for one more model year on the current Lambda platform. To send its big crossover out in style, Buick is unveiling the Enclave Sport Touring trim at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
Among the highlights of the new trim are a satin-black “ice-toned” grille and 20-inch chrome wheels with black inserts. The Sport Touring trim will be offered in three colors: White Frost Tricoat, Crimson Red Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic. It will be offered with two packages: Leather and Premium. Standard equipment includes a heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel, blue ambient LED interior lighting, eight-way driver and passenger power front seats with driver memory, IntelliLink color touchscreen headunit, built-in OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, power liftgate, and rear park assist. Premium models include a power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory. The 2017 Enclave will also be offered in an upscale Tuscan trim with bronze accents. The Enclave Sport Touring goes on sale this summer.