“Uptown.” The phrase conjures images of sophisticated luxury – timeless elegance with a flavor for the avant-garde. It is fine furnishings and the latest electronics, cool jazz with an equal dose of hot salsa. It’s the blending of two colors to create a distinctive new shade. That’s the premise behind the Buick Enclave UpTown being introduced at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. It was created by Rick Bottom Designs of Mendota, Ill.
The literal representation of Buick Enclave UpTown’s Ying and Yang is the two-tone paint theme – White Chocolate Pearl on top and Cocoa Metallic on the bottom. The paint is separated and accentuated by the discriminating use of custom chrome trim – the latter complementing the chrome trim found on production Enclaves, including on the front and rear bumper fascias, the grille surround and the renowned portholes. The Enclave Uptown is instantly noticed thanks to its production chrome vertical waterfall grille and Buick tri-shield.
Proving that a luxury crossover can be sporty, Enclave UpTown has been lowered two inches in the front, three inches in the rear and outfitted with 22-inch MOMO wheels and Pirelli tires. The result is a ground-hugging athletic appearance.
Enter Enclave UpTown via the genuine Buick Accessories molded assist steps to take in unparalleled entertainment. Buick’s QuietTuning does its best to contain a 2,000-watt Eclipse audio, video and navigation system that pumps out sound through 12 speakers, including two 12-inch subwoofers. To help ensure that the sound stays mainly within the vehicle, Enclave UpTown features additional Hushmat sound-damping material. Bluetooth technology, meanwhile, enables the driver and passengers to stay connected to their world while enjoying Enclave’s high level of luxury and comfort – reflected in the handsome Cashmere leather upholstery and Warm Camphor Burl wood trim. Premium floor mats complete the equipment upgrade.
Buick is General Motors premium international brand anchored by North America and China regions. A storied, 104-year-old brand in North America, Buick is also one of the most well-known automobile brands in China with more than 1.3 million Buick owners. Last year, Buick sold more than 300,000 units there and more than 567,000 worldwide, a 17,000-unit increase over 2006. Buick nameplates in North America include the Enclave luxury crossover, Lucerne and LaCrosse entry-luxury sedans. The Buick lineup in China include the LaCrosse and Park Avenue premium sedans, Regal upper-medium sedan, Excelle family and GL8 and FirstLand executive wagons.
BASF/Glasurit White Chocolate Pearl and Cocoa Metallic exterior paint
Genuine Buick Accessories molded assist steps and premium floor mats
Custom chrome trim by Rick Bottom Designs
Wheels: MOMO 22-inch x 9-inch
Tires: Pirelli P275/45ZR22
Eclipse audio, video and navigation system
XM Satellite Radio
Hushmat sound-damping material
Gravana lowering springs by H&R – two inches, front; three inches, rear