There are times when you want to meet the public relations person who invented social media teasing for cars and tell said person how much you dislike it, probably using a few choice words along the way. But it does its job; it stirs up buzz and gets websites pounding out copy at the end of the day about some partially revealed part of a not-revealed car well ahead of its launch.
So here’s another: The interior lighting for the 2013 Buick Enclave full-size crossover. Comparing the aqua-colored ambient lighting to the outgoing Enclave’s interior, you notice the shapes are almost identical to the old model’s. But the new model also has piping across the top of the dashboard—likely to be plastiwood or maybe even the real thing—that houses the vehicle’s lighting. In the picture, we’re also seeing the return of Buick’s arc-shaped center vents and ovoid corner vents, although the new MyLink infotainment screen looks like a welcome upgrade to the Enclave’s interior.
But, to be honest, we’re not looking for a world of change with the 2013 Buick Enclave. We’re looking for improvements where they were needed. Much like the 2013 GMC Acadia that was introduced last month in Chicago, we expect the interior materials to be markedly better. We expect more and improved technology. And we expect an updated style that isn’t drastically different than other Buicks.
Look for the 2013 Buick Enclave to be unveiled at April’s New York International Auto Show. Or you can look for us to feature each little tease as it appears online. Either way, you’ll find out more details as we do along the way.