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    The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

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    The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome
    Buick's flagship seven-seat family hauler SUV is sleeker and more attractive than ever.
    BY KYLE HYATT
    JULY 10, 2019
    CNET Roadshow

    You know the Distracted Boyfriend meme with the guy rubbernecking at another woman while walking with his special ladyfriend? Imagine being that guy, and the woman that you're ogling is the new 2020 Buick Enclave.

    That would never happen, right? Well, maybe not with Enclaves of the past, but we're surprised to say that it could be a thing now, especially for those versions equipped with the new and weirdly hot-looking Sport Touring package, which Buick announced on Wednesday.

    For the 2020 model year, Buick's flagship family hauler gets a few updates that make it a surprisingly desirable vehicle. That includes a new 8-inch touchscreen with Buick's latest and greatest infotainment system, which is based on the updated CUE system found in other GM vehicles.
    One of the changes for 2020 that we're interested in is the addition of the Sport Touring or ST trim, but what exactly is this somewhat speciously named Buick Enclave ST? Is it a superfast, high-horsepower people hauler like the Edge ST from Ford? Nope. It's just an appearance package, but that doesn't make it bad.
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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Nice to see them add a "sporty" trim-level. Even if it's just an appearance package, it still looks pretty good.

    That said, even if most Enclave customers could care less about "sportiness", adding a few extra horses under the hood or a re-calibrated steering/suspension would have arguably made it a little more "genuine" of a package if they're going to slap an "ST" badge on it.

    Is the touchscreen on the current Enclave less than 8 inches?
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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    That said, even if most Enclave customers could care less about "sportiness", adding a few extra horses under the hood or a re-calibrated steering/suspension would have arguably made it a little more "genuine" of a package if they're going to slap an "ST" badge on it.
    Buick could even charge a few extra $$ for doing this.

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    The new grill looks great. Changes the whole look of the car.

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Best looking CUV on the market!

    And I'm fine with a sport appearance package on this. I don't think anyone on the planet walks up to a vehicle of this type and size and thinks "let me go canyon carving in this". Though I still think a more power should be offered, even if it is electric assist.

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    I think Buick's design team is the only team that "gets it" in all of GM. Or at least, that is the only team that constantly cranks out product that is appealing to my eyes.
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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    I think Buick's design team is the only team that "gets it" in all of GM. Or at least, that is the only team that constantly cranks out product that is appealing to my eyes.
    Only one I don't care for is the Envision. Just too bland and boring.

    Really like the new Regal sedan though sadly I rarely see one.

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    The ST trim Buicks are pretty nice looking. We should also see the Regal ST unveiled soon.

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Only one I don't care for is the Envision. Just too bland and boring.

    Really like the new Regal sedan though sadly I rarely see one.
    I'll agree with you on the Envision. Probably hits the mark for the Chinese market though. That feels like the only vehicle I look past though, in the entire lineup. Buick's design language just works very well, in my opinion. Especially their concept vehicles (Avista when?).

    My sister bought a 2019 Encore and she absolutely loves it. Thing looks pretty good too, but too small/underpowered for my liking. While I do love the Regal, I honestly like the look of the prior models a bit more - the GS in particular. I'd still love to own one of those, even if for only a couple years. Very underrated cars.
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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Do we know the full extent of Chinese involvement regarding design of new Buicks? I understand that in China, Buick is considered comparable to (if not a cut above) Mercedes Benz and are sold accordingly.

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    While I do love the Regal, I honestly like the look of the prior models a bit more - the GS in particular. I'd still love to own one of those, even if for only a couple years. Very underrated cars.
    Previous Regal was nice but too small for me.

    I would love to pick up a used top of the line GS for a song in a couple of years when the kids are all gone. :-)

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwboy2007 View Post
    Do we know the full extent of Chinese involvement regarding design of new Buicks? I understand that in China, Buick is considered comparable to (if not a cut above) Mercedes Benz and are sold accordingly.
    I travel to China several times a year. I wouldn't say Buick is Mercedes level in China. Cadillac is sold in China at that level. Buick is positioned similarly as in the US between luxury and mainstream. Only difference is there is no negative brand stigma.

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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

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    The new grill looks great. Changes the whole look of the car.
    I'd actually drive that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    I think Buick's design team is the only team that "gets it" in all of GM. Or at least, that is the only team that constantly cranks out product that is appealing to my eyes.
    I'll give them the Enclave, Regal, Cascada & LaCrosse. But, none of the other products really does anything for me. But, Avista would rock the house.
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    Re: The 2020 Buick Enclave is coming this summer and it's refreshingly handsome

    I think it looks pretty sweet, arguably one of the best looking on the market. I really think the sweepspear along with the rear quarter and its window styling go very well together.

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