At the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, Buick unveiled a bold new concept called the Enspire. We have learned that this concept is making its ways towards being a production model. We have also learned that, unlike the concept, which had an electric powertrain, the upcoming Buick Enspire may be powered by a four-cylinder engine.
According to GM Authority and its sources, the Enspire will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The sources said that this combination would deliver 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Enspire will also come standard with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive will be available.
This powertrain combination is the same one used on the Cadillac XT4, the Enspire’s corporate cousin. This engine should give the Enspire a 0-60 mph time around 7.7 seconds.
It is unclear as to whether the Enspire will eventually offer a hybrid or electric powertrain option. If it does, it will likely not appear for a few more years.
The Enspire will fit in the Buick lineup between the Envision and the Enclave. It will offer buyers more premium materials and features than the Envision. GM Sources indicate that the Enspire will make its official debut in 2020 as a 2021 model.
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