CARS.COM — Following the GMC Acadia’s mass-shedding redesign for 2017 and the unveiling of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse’s new squared-off look earlier this year in Detroit, it’s the Buick Enclave’s turn. The 2018 Enclave will follow in its GM three-row SUV siblings’ footsteps, receiving what will be its first major redesign in its decade of existence, save for a 2013 refresh.
Slated to show itself at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in April, the range-topping Enclave will get a new headlight design and grille. That’s judging by a teaser image released by Buick that suggests a meaner, narrower gaze and shows the profile of the new Buick grille worn by the 2017 LaCrosse sedan and Encore SUV. The revised grille features an updated version of the tri-shield insignia flanked by grille-spanning blade-like wings.
A spokeswoman told Cars.com that the new Enclave will be built in Lansing, Mich., and will offer a trim under Buick’s new Avenir sub-brand, which adds more luxurious materials and upgraded equipment for a premium price. The new Enclave will go on sale later this year; we’ll be on the floor of the New York auto show April 11 to bring you full coverage of the reveal.