Having unveiled a rebadged version of the Opel Cascada and the Avenir concept at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Buick has announced plans to unveil something new at the New York Auto Show as well. However, this time we won’t be getting a new nameplate or a concept previewing a future product, but a new equipment package for the Enclave. Set to go on sale this summer on the Leather and Premium trims, the package goes by the name Tuscan Edition and adds a number of standard luxury features to the full-size SUV, as well as two new exterior colors, White Frost Tricoat and Ebony Twilight Metallic.

Specifically, in addition to the standard equipment on the Leather trim, the Tuscan Edition gets a heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel, Ice-Blue LED ambient lighting around the instrument panel, heated, eight-way power front seats with power recline, lumbar support and driver memory, OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and tri-zone automatic climate control. HID headlamps, a power liftgate, rear park assist, and rear-vision camera system are also included.

The Premium trim comes with all of the above plus heated/cooled seats and a power-tilting/telescoping steering column. Both models are powered by the 3.6-liter V-6 generating 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, while all-wheel-drive remains an option. There’s no word on pricing for the Tuscan Edition package, but we should find out more at the 2015 New York Auto Show scheduled to begin on April 3rd. Stay tuned!

Continue reading to learn more about the Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition.

  • 2015 Buick Announces New Enclave Tuscan Edition For 2015 NY Auto Show
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • MPG(Hwy):
    24
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    120 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    38500 (Est.)
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Why it matters

As an entry-level luxury SUV, the Enclave could use a bit more chutzpah against the likes of the Infiniti QX60, and this package might get the job done if Buick doesn’t charge too much for the extra features. With Enclave sales on the rise since 2012, Buick needs to explore the possibility of moving its products up the luxury ladder. An equipment package won’t do much in that direction, but it’s a good start ahead of the SUVs first redesign.

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Press Release

Buick today introduced the 2016 Enclave Tuscan Edition – a more distinctive expression of the popular crossover, highlighted by a bronze-tone grille and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels with bronze accents.

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The Enclave sparked Buick’s renaissance eight years ago and continues to fuel its momentum, with 2015 sales building on record sales of 62,300 in 2014.

“Buick’s quality, refinement and style continues to attract more customers and this modern resurgence started with Enclave,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “It was a pioneer for three-row luxury crossovers and remains one of the segment’s most popular. The new Tuscan Edition celebrates Enclave’s achievement and rewards owners with a higher level of distinction.”

The 2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan will be on display at the New York International Auto Show and goes on sale this summer on the Leather (1SL) and Premium (1SN) trims. It is offered in three premium exterior colors: White Frost Tricoat, Dark Chocolate Metallic and Ebony Twilight Metallic.

Additional standard equipment on the Leather and Premium trims includes:

Heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel
Ice-blue LED ambient lighting around the instrument panel
Eight-way power front driver and passenger seats with power recline, lumbar support and driver memory
Heated front seats on Leather models and heated/cooled seats on Premium models
Power-tilting/telescoping steering column on Premium models
Buick IntelliLink with color touchscreen radio
OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
Tri-zone automatic climate control
High-intensity discharge headlamps
Power liftgate
Rear park assist and rear-vision camera system with dynamic guidelines.

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Enclave offers three rows of seating, available in seven- or eight-passenger configurations. The second-row seats feature the SmartSlide system, which allows easier entry to the third row. There is 23.3 cubic feet (660 liters) of cargo space behind the third row and a maximum of 115.2 cubic feet (3,263 liters) of cargo space available behind the front seats.

All-wheel drive is available and all models are powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 that delivers an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models).

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