With General Motors more closely aligning its Buick and Opel brands, the two companies will begin to increase product sharing in the coming years. Consumers can expect to see more Buick models which were initially conceived as Opels on American roads, possibly starting with the rumored Opel flagship SUV.
Last week rumors surfaced that Opel is working on an SUV inspired by the Monza concept which was unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The SUV would reportedly go into production by 2017, offer both gasoline and diesel engines and start at about 26,000 euros ($35,664). According to MotorAuthority, the Monza SUV could spawn a revised version which will be badged as a Buick and destined for the American market.
MA cites the Monza SUV’s supposed 5000mm length, which is awfully close to the 5126mm length of the current Buick Enclave, as the basis of this conclusion. The report supports information we got wind of way back in 2011, which indicated that the product sharing between Opel and Buick would continue, with the next Enclave making its way to Europe badged as an Opel.