Buick is one of the most celebrated names in American motoring history, so car aficionados around the world always highly anticipate new additions to its fleet. Here are just some of the new Buicks these motoring enthusiasts want to drive in 2017 and beyond.
2017 Buick LaCrosse: Redesigned Luxury Sedan
The LaCrosse has received a total, and some might say overdue, overhaul for 2017. It’s fitted with GM’s next-generation 3.6-liter, V6 engine, a powerful motor that boasts 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque.
Shaving 300 pounds from its predecessor should make the newest LaCrosse quick off the mark. Even the base model is generously equipped, with an 8-inch, IntelliLink touch screen; an electronic shifter; a dedicated smartphone slot; and convenient under-console storage.
Fans of the finer things have long overlooked it, but signs suggest the 2017 model might be the LaCrosse luxury lovers were waiting for. It began arriving in dealerships in September 2016.
2017 Buick Encore: More Stylish Subcompact Crossover
The Encore has been Buick’s highest seller since its 2013 launch, and some significant cosmetic changes should see the 2017 model continue the trend. Its newly sculpted front is fresh, with twinkling LED headlights and a chic grill. Changes are also evident inside; the dash is less cluttered, thanks largely to the IntelliLink system’s 8-inch touch screen. It integrates with both
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to satisfy most smartphone users. The car also serves as a Wi-Fi hot spot with 4G LTE delivering fast internet access on the move. The 2017 Buick Encore began arriving at local dealerships in the fall.
2018 Buick Regal: Household Name Makes a Comeback
For many people, the name Regal is synonymous with Buick. However, this model hasn’t been part of the Buick stable since 2005. Buick will bring back the Regal in 2018 with some brand-new features. The latest Regal will be based on GM’s E2XX platform, making it substantially lighter and with an extended wheelbase. The base model is rumored to come with a 1.5-liter, EcoTec engine, which will produce 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The optional 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-four should deliver 260 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.The 2018 Buick Regal should hit dealerships in the second half of 2017.
2018 Buick Enclave: Luxury SUV Gets Long Awaited Update
Most cars are refreshed to incorporate new technology and styling trends every five years, but it’s been nine long years since the Enclave was revamped. It seems fans’ patience may soon be rewarded, with spy shots of a 2018 model Enclave emerging a few months ago. While the new car was heavily camouflaged, a new grille and LED running lights are evident. The camouflage has also been cut in places, seemingly to make way for high-tech sensors. It also appears smaller than its predecessor, in keeping with the current taste for more compact SUVs. The 2018 Buick Enclave’s launch is shrouded in secrecy, but it’s expected at dealerships in 2017.
With new cars like these maintaining the high standard Buick is famous for, there’s a lot for this iconic car brand’s fans to get excited about in 2017 and beyond.