Latest Buick Enclave CUV plug-in hybrid version in 2011 Photos
Bob Lutz has gone on almanac annoying about Buick's announcement campaign, arguing that the messaging doesn't say the appropriate things to the appropriate people. If alone Buick had been announcement this instead: a five-passenger "Baby Enclave" CUV that is advancing abutting year, followed by a constituent amalgam adaptation in 2011.
General Motors expects the constituent amalgam "to be the aboriginal commercially accessible constituent amalgam SUV produced by a above automaker," and it looks like they don't plan on any shortcuts with it. The gas-electric Buick will use LG Chem li-ion batteries juicing up a reworked adaptation of GM's 2-Mode amalgam drivetrain, and can be recharged in four to bristles hours.
But until that gets actuality you'll accept to accomplish do with the full-boat gasoline-powered Enclave. Those who don't charge that abundant amplitude but are agog on owning a Buick would be able-bodied brash to delay for the accessible Saturn Vue-based model, which will access with a 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder agent that is accepted to get 30 mpg on the highway, and there will additionally be a 3.0-liter V6 adaptation as well.