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The Buick Enclave, recently named the industry's top selling three-row luxury crossover, is starting  with a clean sheet. So, who has the stressful job of putting this task on their shoulders? 

Meet Nick Barkley. Nick has been a General Motors sculptor and designer for 12 years now and is the head of the Enclave project. The overall goal of the 2013 Enclave was to evolve the exterior while still preserving the overall identity. So what changed? It includes a revised front and rear fascia, LED lighting, a new hood and black-chrome waterfall grilled, integrated exhaust outlets, new wheel designs and other monochromatic design elements!

When asked to name the most challenging element of the new design, Barkley said that the waterfall grille was no easy task. He pointed out that the grille went through countless iterations before one emerged that he liked and met GMs specifications. 

Take a look at some of Barkley's works that aren't related to General Motors! They're amazing! In his free time he creates life-size clay and wood sculptures inspired by artists like Bernini and Michelangelo. 

Want more information about the 2013 Enclave? Give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or e-mail us at! 

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