General Motors’ Buick brand and supplier 3M are claiming industry-first tail light technology for a unique LED design with a soft, uniform red glow in a complex and unique shape used on the 2013 Enclave.

Like the standard LED daytime running lamps and accent lighting, this contemporary lighting effect previews a future design element for other models in the Buick lineup,” the automaker said.

“Design chief Mark Adams said: “Our signature LED lighting serves a double purpose of providing a premium look and making sure our vehicles are unmistakable in the eyes and mirrors of other drivers on the road. Some of the new Enclave’s design cues will carry over to other Buick models to come, but every execution will be true to each model’s character.”

The Enclave’s taillight glow is made possible by 3M uniform lighting lens technology which uses a precision engineered micro-patterned, thermoformable polycarbonate material that provides even illumination around complex shapes with fewer LEDs, reducing both complexity and energy use.

The 2013 Enclave also comes standard with signature L-shaped LED daytime running lamps and high-intensity discharge headlamps which provide a light clearer and brighter than halogen. Articulating headlamps, which use small motors to rotate the light up to 15 degrees with the curve of the road, are an option.

‘Ice Blue’ ambient interior lighting is also fitted.

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