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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.

Stay tuned to Leftlane for live images straight from the show floor in Detroit starting on January 12th.

Photos by Ronan Glon.

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