The Enclave has been a big breadwinner in the Buick lineup for over five years, with annual sales that have hovered around 50,000 units, and this past year has seen its best numbers yet. Not bad for a crossover that can crest $50,000 with the right options checked, and even better for a vehicle that has seen virtually nothing in the way of engineering or design updates.

That changes for the 2013 model year, as Buick will finally give their range-topper some refreshed duds. The Enclave will be shown for the first time at the New York Auto Show on April 4, and we now have the first official sneak peak of the updated interior. There isn't much to glean from the photo, except for the expected infotainment update and some cool-looking ambient lighting.

We'll probably have to wait until New York for more pics of the Enclave, but for now you can click on the image above to see the pic in higher resolution. Hit the jump for a very short General Motors press release.
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The redesigned 2013 Buick Enclave will debut at the New York Auto Show on April 4, 2012. A rendering of the new luxury crossover's new cabin released today previews the changes to come, which include industry-exclusive safety technology and modern design updates. Full information will follow in the coming weeks.


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      AlphaGnome
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care how cheesy it may be considered by some, I love ambient lighting as long as it's not blinding. That said, I really dig the clearly Tron inspired ambient lighting Buick is using. Kudos Buick!
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Enclave is a great vehicle for a people hauler, even after all these years, I still love the design, especially in its top trim. Looking forward to the updates so it'll remain competitive. I can't see a reason to buy the BOF full sizers over this unless you're towing loads that this can't handle.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spartan
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      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its encouraging to see that GM is updating its vehicles BEFORE they become outdated, decrepit lumps. To this day, I think the Enclave is a great looking large cross-over, so the fact that they are going to update it now before it really starts to feel old is fantastic news.
      Kambui Brown
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its going to be a challenge to design a better looking model.
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the Enclave and the Lambdas. We bought a CX-9 but our test drives leave me convinced we would have been happy in the Lambdas as well. But GM is really rolling the dice here. The updates to the Acadia and now the Enclave indicate that they're sticking with the platform as-is for at least another 2-3 years. At that point we'll be looking at cars that have remained mechanically unchanged for nearly 10 years. Now, GM has been lucky because nobody else has really hit a homerun in this segment. But it is a highly competitive segment and I don't want to be the guy trying to sell the Traverse/Acadia/Enclave in three years assuming that Mazda, Toyota, Honda and others might show up with all new offerings.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SethG
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      Rotation
      • 2 Years Ago
      It'll be good to see an update to the Enclave. While the current one still has some style to it, I can't even look at that climate control system with the array of ugly, perfectly square buttons without thinking that GM has some catching up to do on interiors. On the other hand, a friend of mine rented one and both he and his family found it to be a perfectly acceptable replacement for this Lexus RX. So it's still a good vehicle at heart, it just needs a little bump. This will be the first 2nd gen Lambda, right? Does it get a platform modification or is that staying the same for a 2nd go around? I wonder if GM would dare to try to put an LNF in this nearly 5,000lb vehicle?
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM STOP with the "mood" lighting already.
        Basil Exposition
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Why? It looks cool.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          KaiserWhilhem: You can turn the accent lighting as low as you want, including off. So if it's hurting your vision, eliminate it.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
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          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Damn I should have bought a G8.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
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          KaiserWilhelm
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          In reality is reduces night vision.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          SVX Pearlie: Saab offered that in the early 90s and GM owned them at the time. GM has shown a similar setup on their new Cadillac instrument cluster, it'll probably make it to other cars in their lineup as they get flat panel instrument clusters.
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope its less of whale this time around.
        Autoblogist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
        Yeah, they should make that 7 passenger suv lighter for canyon carving.......
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Autoblogist
          AJ, Lincoln has the trademark on the baleen whale look.
          AJ
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Autoblogist
          I wasn't referring to the actual weight of the car. Just the bulbous appearance of it along with the massive grill made it look like a blue whale that is about to suck in some krill
      Rafi Reddy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Me and my friend rented the Enclave 2 years back for a road trip, it was really comfy, quiet, smooth. I just dont understand one thing with GM and Chrysler. They should definitely differentiate the Enclave from the Acadia and Traverse in the power train department - they should bump the power to 300+HP, same with chrysler with their 300/charger, they should bump the power up to over 300HP in the 300.
      avWXman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still don't like the rounded triangle center air vents, but I like the lighting hue, as well as the perimeter strip lighting.
      A_Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Diggin' the Tron lighting.
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