Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Size Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11,267
Wichita, Kansas USA
Send a message via ICQ to Matt Send a message via AIM to Matt Send a message via MSN to Matt Send a message via Yahoo to Matt
Buick Enclave Concept

BUICK ENCLAVE CONCEPT OFFERS NEW VISION OF BUICK STYLE

DETROITThe Buick E nclave – a luxury SUV concept that combines the athletic proportion of a modern crossover vehicle with the romantic forms characterized by Buick’s rich design heritage – was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit . It provides a glimpse of a vehicle Buick intends to bring to market.

As a complement to Buick’s new luxury lineup, the Enclave delivers superior attention to detail. Engineered with an innovative level of interior flexibility, the Enclave concept vehicle has ample room for six passengers, while a skylight extends almost the entire length of the passenger compartment. A unique in-dash/in-seat/overhead DVD system allows viewing of up to four different DVD selections at once and offers passengers the ultimate in personalized, in-vehicle entertainment.

“Enclave is the full expression of Buick’s craftsmanship, comfort and technical sophistication, wrapped in an exciting, youthful form,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president, global design. “This is a new expression of Buick design. It is youthful and acknowledges the romanticism of classic Buick designs.”

Enclave’s design is highly sculpted and detailed. Sculpture is seen in the unique, two-arch fenders, which flow out from the body on different planes, accenting both the vehicle’s athletic stance and lithe profile. Also, gently curving, continuous lines add characteristically Buick grace to the exterior, while providing a spacious and comfortable interior for six passengers.
“The name Enclave evokes images of style, luxury and the privacy of a quiet, protected space,” said Steve Shannon, Buick general manager. “Although this is a conceptual representation, the Enclave production model will have the same graceful look and refined detail when it is introduced in the not-too-distant future.”

Signature Buick cues include a waterfall grille – with “tri-shield” emblem – and portholes. The portholes, which are similar in design to the new Lucerne sedan, are mounted on the trailing edges of the sculpted hood, which forms a distinct “V” shape as it flows out from the grille and into the front fenders. The waterfall grille has a subdued, black chrome appearance, while a chrome accent strip divides the upper portion of the front fascia from the lower section, adding solidity to the vehicle’s appearance.

Enclave has a bold proportion, with a wide stance and wheels pushed to the corners. This allowed designers to “wrap” the body around the wheels, enhancing the sure-footed appearance. This is augmented by large tires and 21-inch, seven-spoke wheels.

“The unitized construction of the body structure enabled the Enclave’s tight look,” said Jack Folden, exterior design director. “It not only allowed for tighter tolerances, but also enabled an optimal wheel-to-body relationship – this vehicle ‘sits’ just right.”

Enclave wears a Cocoa Metallic color, with the lower section of the vehicle featuring the low-gloss, chip-resistant finish expected on a luxury SUV. The unique exterior color is accented with selective chrome trim, including the door handles and the trim that encircles the side windows. Streamlined roof rack rails also are chrome, with a design that flows into the body like the other sheet metal cues.

Craftsmanship is evidenced in the dramatic, jewel-like headlamp and taillamp housings, as well as the streamlined look of the roof rack rails and the visual heft of the twin, chrome exhaust outlets. Buick’s technical sophistication is evidenced in the lamps themselves: The headlamps feature HID (High-Intensity Discharge) lighting technology and are integrated with GM’s Adaptive Forward Lighting System, which enables the lamps to turn with the direction of the front wheels. The jewel-look taillamps are complemented by an LED-lit high-mounted stop lamp that is designed into the upper edge of the backlight.

“It is as technically sophisticated as it is beautiful,” said Folden. “Enclave is the luxury SUV complement to Buick’s lineup of finely crafted luxury cars.”

Engaging interior environment

Enclave’s interior environment is designed to create a personalized experience for all passengers. Six individual, leather seats – located in three seating rows – are surrounded with thoughtful amenities and luxurious detail. The large, bronze-tinted skylight extends between the front-row seats and third-row seats, warming the interior and enhancing the feeling of openness.

“Enclave has a rich, sumptuous interior that, like the exterior, reflects Buick’s precision and craftsmanship with an acknowledgement of its legacy – it’s a ‘heritage forward’ design,” said Michael Burton, interior design director. “Curvaceous forms, luxurious materials and soft, inviting colors make it a warm, comfortable environment.”

The curved and round elements that permeate the Enclave’s cabin hark back to the style of classic Buicks, including the air vents, door panels and instrument panel. Brushed aluminum trim on these components, as well as features such as the pedals and gauge cluster surround reflect contemporary style and reinforce the vehicle’s craftsmanship. Aluminum-trim strips also accent the carpet of the storage compartment. These elements complement a rich-looking Cocoa and Light Cashmere two-tone interior color theme, embellished with camphor burl wood.

Superior craftsmanship also is prominent in the contrasting stitching on the seats and leather-wrapped headliners. Lighting, too, was carefully selected to enhance the luxury feel while conveying warmth. A “halo” light extends from the perimeter of the skylight, while lapis blue lighting fills the footwells when the doors are opened. Tiffany-style lamps are located at the second- and third-row seats and accessory lamps are integrated as an overhead component for the second row. A Buick logo located on the inside of the power liftgate is illuminated, too.

“There is a romantic, engaging feel inside the Enclave,” said Burton . “It’s also a personal environment, like that of an executive jet, with amenities that allow passengers to be more interactive during a drive.”

Inventive interior amenities

The front seat seatbacks have wood-embellished, fold-down trays for the second-row passengers, as well as leather, coach-style storage satchels. The three seating rows are divided by a unique console that runs from the instrument panel to the third-row seats. Each row’s console unit includes climate control switches, audio/entertainment controls, cupholders, a storage bin and jeweled, Tiffany-style analog clock. A matching clock is mounted at the top-center of the instrument panel. A rich wood look of the console contrasts with the Cashmere-and-Cocoa color theme.

From the console controls, passengers also can select from a wide array of entertainment options delivered through four DVD screens. The front-seat passenger can flip down the front visor, which is embedded with technology that allows it to be both a mirror and a DVD screen, while third-row passengers can view a screen that flips up from their console. There also is a clever, movable second-row overhead vanity with two flip-down screens. The vanity and its flip-down screens – one for the left and right seating positions – can me moved fore and aft on an electronically controlled track. The vanity can be moved completely rearward for an unimpeded view out of the skylight. Each screen in the vehicle is capable of playing a different audio/video selection, giving the Enclave the capability of playing four DVDs simultaneously. Also, the dash-mounted navigation radio is capable of playing DVDs when the vehicle is parked. Enclave offers its passengers the ultimate in personalized, in-vehicle entertainment.

Power and efficiency

Enclave rides on a 119-inch wheelbase and is powered by a 3.6L high-feature V-6 with dual-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing. Enclave’s powerful V-6 offers one of the category’s most fuel-efficient options. The engine is rated at 270 horsepower (201 kw) and is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This luxury SUV also has all-wheel drive and four-wheel independent suspension.

"When produced, the Enclave will deliver the comfort, quietness, craftsmanship and quality that exemplify the new vision of Buick style,” said Shannon .
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Resize of X06CC_BU009.jpg (188.5 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of X06CC_BU008.jpg (215.4 KB, 56 views)
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU011.jpg (647.1 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU004.jpg (693.5 KB, 29 views)
__________________
I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-08-2006, 03:25 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Size Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11,267
Wichita, Kansas USA
Send a message via ICQ to Matt Send a message via AIM to Matt Send a message via MSN to Matt Send a message via Yahoo to Matt
Buick Enclave Concept #2
Attached Images
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU012.jpg (731.5 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU005.jpg (796.1 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU001.jpg (811.0 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU002.jpg (848.1 KB, 37 views)
__________________
I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-08-2006, 03:26 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Size Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11,267
Wichita, Kansas USA
Send a message via ICQ to Matt Send a message via AIM to Matt Send a message via MSN to Matt Send a message via Yahoo to Matt
Buick Enclave Concept #3
Attached Images
File Type: jpg X06CC_BU003.jpg (904.5 KB, 28 views)
__________________
I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-08-2006, 04:27 PM
blackcat77's Avatar
blackcat77 blackcat77 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 821
Anderson Indiana
"New vision," my butt. It's another SUV. Ho hum.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-08-2006, 04:33 PM
Distress Distress is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 381
Iwakuni Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackcat77
"New vision," my butt. It's another SUV. Ho hum.
Probably so; the design may be quite nice in my opinion, just as the Lacross, but if built it will just be another..
__________________
The wind that blows in the Andes.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2006, 05:30 PM
IBrake4Rainbows's Avatar
IBrake4Rainbows IBrake4Rainbows is offline
For Great Justice.
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 14,581
For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
Send a message via MSN to IBrake4Rainbows
Highly reminiscant of the Centieme concept from a few years back, and thats no bad thing; this is looking good for an overhaul of the Buick Image.
__________________
<cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-08-2006, 08:51 PM
Spastik_Roach Spastik_Roach is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 9,468
Send a message via MSN to Spastik_Roach Send a message via Yahoo to Spastik_Roach
Will cause quite a commotion at the country club..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-08-2006, 10:01 PM
Rockefella's Avatar
Rockefella Rockefella is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 16,605
Northern New Jersey
Send a message via AIM to Rockefella Send a message via MSN to Rockefella
Lexus' new RX400H? Nevermind, GM's off stealing from Japan.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-08-2006, 10:25 PM
hec16's Avatar
hec16 hec16 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 709
Guatemala City
it gives me the impression of a GX45/Murano
________
DiamondSmile live

Last edited by hec16; 08-20-2011 at 08:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-09-2006, 12:09 AM
PerfAdv's Avatar
PerfAdv PerfAdv is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,554
Location: California
I see a little Lexus RX, some Porsche Cayenne in the C and D pillars, and even some Subaru Tribeca in the rear. All for a look that's all its own with the signature Buick port holes...
__________________
"Racing improves the breed" ~Sochiro Honda
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-09-2006, 01:04 AM
shockwaveracing's Avatar
shockwaveracing shockwaveracing is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,457
Disturbing the Peace
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows
Highly reminiscant of the Centieme concept from a few years back, and thats no bad thing; this is looking good for an overhaul of the Buick Image.
agreed, this is quite appealing compared to the current Buick range...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-31-2007, 09:56 PM
Lets Gekiga In's Avatar
Lets Gekiga In Lets Gekiga In is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,081
USA
Send a message via ICQ to Lets Gekiga In Send a message via AIM to Lets Gekiga In Send a message via MSN to Lets Gekiga In Send a message via Yahoo to Lets Gekiga In
Can we have a Buick Enclave production car high res thread?
__________________
"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free."
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Really useful performance listings... Egg Nog Technical forums 58 06-20-2013 10:45 PM
GT4 whole car list!!!! Mustang Gaming 247 07-07-2010 08:06 AM
Ford SAV Concept Matt Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 10 04-26-2006 03:58 PM
Jaguar Concept Eight 2004 Matt Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 18 12-15-2005 05:06 AM
Ford Lightning Concept 2003 Matt Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 5 09-11-2004 01:24 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:52 PM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com