Buick has been trying to make that breakthrough in the premium segment for years and it looks like they finally have a model that can make this happen. A few years ago, GM brand came up with the Enspire concept, a stylish crossover that raised the luxury to the next level, compared to the current Buick lineup. The reception was pretty good and nowadays, the production version is finally on the way. Despite that GM tries to keep details a secret, we already know some of the most important details about the new model, which should come as the 2021 Buick Enspire.
The new model should arrive during this year. The testing model has been spotted on the road and while it still hides its styling under the camouflage, we are pretty sure about some other details about the new models, starting from the platform, size and other general things.
2021 Buick Enspire Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, some things about the 2021 Buick Enspire are already known, despite that Buick management would rather like to keep as much as possible a secret. However, we have no doubt that the new model will ride on GM’s familiar E2 platform. This architecture underprints several compact models but this particular crossover is expected to share most of its parts with another premium crossover, Cadillac XT4. We count on the same mechanics and even on a pretty similar size. This includes the wheelbase as well, which should be good for more than 109 inches.
When it comes to styling, the new model is still a mystery. Although the test mule has been spotted on the road, it still wears a complete camouflage. So, it’s still early to talk about the exact details. Still, we have no doubt that many details will be borrowed from the concept version, including that amazing front end. Of course, everything will be toned tow and made in a manner that would make production costs lower. Another thing we can see over the camouflage is the overall shape. Although the new crossover will come in a genuine crossover SUV layout, it will also feature a bit of a sloping roof, which will make this model look sportier and more coupe-like.
Just like the exterior design, the interior layout is also a secret at the moment. The testing model wears a camouflage on the inside as well, but we can see some of the parts of the new dashboard. This particularly refers to the infotainment system, which is integrated into the dash and looks pretty big. The rest of the dashboard is still covered by we have no doubt that Buick will offer fine materials and attractive aesthetics, in order to be competitive in the segment where some of the key players are models like BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus NX, Acura RDX etc.
In terms of the interior space, the mentioned size certainly guarantees a sufficient amount of passenger room. We presume the new model will be similar to the Envision in this aspect, though we count on a few more inches in terms of passenger room. The cargo area should be similar as well.
2021 Buick Enspire Engines
We already mentioned that the 2021 Buick Enspire will have most things in common with the Cadillac XT4. This includes the powertrain as well. So, we count on a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to front wheels in base models, while AWD is available as well.
This engine guarantees more than decent performances and should satisfy most drivers. We also count on decent fuel economy, which should go around 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Still, we would also expect to see a more powerful engine in the offer. Some sources suggest a well-known 3.6-liter V6, but we are still waiting to hear something from the officials.
2021 Buick Enspire Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Buick Enspire should arrive during 2021. The base price will probably go between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars, though there is still a lot to be heard from the officials.