Spied! 2013 Buick Enclave and 2013 GMC Acadia Caught Before Chicago Debut

By Jacob Brown | January 23, 2012
The Buick Enclave and its platform mate, the GMC Acadia, have been on sale since 2007 without much of a refresh. It appears that’s about to change. Spotted out in the wild for the first time, it appears the 2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia are making way for extensive upgrades. While they appear to be keeping in line their respective brands’ design themes—the Buick using softer lines and curvier sheetmetal than the boxier GMC—they’ll be diverging even more from one another. The first thing our spy photographers noticed is that the Buick “waterfall” grille is upsizing and stretching farther across the Enclave’s face. The taillights appear to be getting a little longer and thinner, and the license plate surround is moving from the liftgate to the crossover’s rear bumper. The GMC also looks to have a similar rear-end treatment. As well as the front and rear of each to go under the knife, both the Buick and the GMC will feature extensive interior redesigns.
Lastly, rumor has it that engine options could be changing, too, with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a turbocharged version of GM’s V-6 making it under the hood. Neither has been confirmed yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised with either, as rival Ford has picked up steam with its popular EcoBoost turbocharged engines. We’ll know more at next month’s Chicago Auto Show. In the meantime, be sure to check out the whole suite of photos at our sister site Motor Trend. Source: Motor Trend