While we in the U.S. have known since January what Buick's Enclave was going to cost us, you Canadians have been left in the dark. The General has spoken, and the least expensive Enclave CX in Canada will cost $40,895 CDN. The CXL starts at $48,295 and all-wheel drive adds $3,000 to either. Canadian dollars, of course, though after currency conversion it seems Canadians will pay more then we in the U.S.
In other Enclave news, a Lansing, Michigan TV station reports that the first of Buick's new crossovers are rolling off the line today, with the first 6,000 already spoken for.
Included after the jump is General Motor of Canada's press release.
[Source: WLNS, General Motors Canada]
Pricing Announced For the All-New Buick Enclave Luxury Crossover SUV
Oshawa, Ontario (April 11, 2007) – General Motors of Canada announced today that pricing for the all-new 2008 Buick Enclave will begin at $40,895 for front-wheel drive CX models and $43,895 for all-wheel-drive CX models. The front-wheel-drive CXL begins at $48,295, while the all-wheel-drive version starts at $51,295.
Available this summer, the all-new 2008 Buick Enclave luxury crossover will come equipped with a comprehensive list of standard and optional equipment, a suite of owner services and a price unmatched in the segment.
A new, 275-horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine with variable valve timing powers the Enclave. The sophisticated dual-overhead camshaft engine is mated to Buick's first six-speed automatic transmission, offering excellent fuel economy and great handling.
Enclave offers a spacious cabin with comfortable seating for up to eight adult passengers. A seven-passenger seating configuration is standard, featuring second-row Smart Slide captain's chairs and a third-row seat that can accommodate three adults. With Smart Slide, occupants have quick and effortless access to Enclave's third row. An eight passenger seating configuration is also available and Buick's standard QuietTuning ensures a library-quiet driving experience.
All Enclave models come equipped with six standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal air bags, roof rail head curtain air bags for all three seating rows, and thorax side air bags for first-row seats. Other standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control.
"The new Enclave was designed to be a segment-leading luxury crossover and expresses the new face of Buick," said Jeff Monforton, GM of Canada's marketing manager for SUV's. "With its stylish design, relevant technologies, luxury features and quiet, and well-crafted interior, we believe Enclave is well positioned to attract new customers."
For added confidence and convenience, all Enclave models come standard with the industry's best coverage and a suite of owner services, including a four-year/80,000 km vehicle warranty, a five-year/160,000 km powertrain warranty, and OnStar with Turn-By-Turn voice-activated navigation and one-year Directions & Connections Plan.
Headquartered in Oshawa Ontario, General Motors of Canada employs 19,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures a variety of vehicles, engines, transmissions and other components, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through 759 dealerships and retailers across Canada. Vehicles sold through this network include Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Saab and Cadillac.