Buick to introduce convertible, crossover in Detroit?
Buick reportedly has two surprises in store for the 2016 model year.
A new report finds Buick will introduce two new models at the Detroit Motor Show that will open its doors next week.
Buick's first debut will be the long-rumored re-badged version of the Opel Cascada (pictured) that has been on sale across Europe for several years. Tentatively called Velite, the droptop will be nearly identical to its Opel-badged sibling inside and out but it will gain a revised front fascia characterized by Buick's traditional waterfall radiator grille. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine will come standard, and a V6 will likely be available as an option.
The second new model will be a crossover dubbed Envision. Built on a brand new platform, the five-seater Envision will fill the wide gap that separates the small Encore and the full-size Enclave. Sources close to Buick indicate the U.S.-spec Envision will look the same as the Chinese-spec model that went on sale a couple of months ago.
The Envision will pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 256 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive will come standard, and all-wheel drive will be available as an option.
If the rumor proves true, full details about Buick's upcoming models will emerge over the coming days.
Photos by Ronan Glon.