Wireless Charging Availability Confirmed for 2022 Buick Enclave
The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage has been causing many problems for automakers. GM in particular recently said that the 2022 Buick Enclave would not be launching with its wireless charging feature due to the shortage. Fortunately, GM has reversed this decision and will now be launching the 2022 Buick Enclave with standard wireless charging across all its trims. This includes the Essence, Premium, and Avenir trim levels.
Effects of the Global Chip Shortage
The global chip shortage has put heightened tension on automakers around the world as they compete to meet increased demand. Many of these automakers have been struggling to produce vehicles en masse and have had to suspend operations. They have also had to limit certain vehicle features. GM has been looking to form contracts with microchip suppliers in an attempt to mitigate the effects of the shortage. About these efforts GM Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said,
“Whether we work with foundries to give longer-term commitments or we look to partnering with folks, we’re looking at all aspects of the supply chain to really ensure that something of this magnitude as it relates to chips doesn’t happen again,” GM Chief Financial Officer, Paul Jacobson
GM is ensuring that future halts to production are prevented. Having to worry about supply issues is always a strain, but no automaker wants to risk falling behind.
New Features of the 2022 Buick Enclave
The addition of standard wireless charging isn’t the only development for the revamped 2022 Buick Enclave. The crossover SUV is losing its Premier trim, which will make the Essence trim the new base. Additional changes include updates to the exterior such as redesigned front and rear fascias, a larger grille, thin LED headlamps, and new taillights. Changes to the exterior colors are also being made. Previous colors like Satin Steel Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic, and Red Quartz Tintcoat will be replaced with new paint colors. These will include Sage Metallic, Emperor Blue Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat.
Inside the 2022 Buick Enclave, drivers will see the center console has been updated with a push-button shifter known as an Electronic Transmission Range Select (ETRS). Along with this new addition, the interior of the crossover SUV features several new materials that have been stitched throughout the cabin and along the upholstery.
The 2022 Buick Enclave will go into production at the GM Delta Lansing Township plant on August 7th, 2021. It will arrive at dealerships shortly after. The crossover SUV will start at $42,800 MSRP (plus destination fee).
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