Opel is looking to fill an important product gap in its portfolio: a mid-size crossover. Currently, nothing larger than the Antara is offered, making a mid-size SUV a priority for the brand.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has already confirmed Opel will build a flagship crossover SUV at its Rüsselsheim plant by the end of the decade, rumored to be 2017. When that happens, it’s expected that the new crossover SUV will take design cues from the Monza concept revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Luckily, RM Design has worked his magic and given us a look at what a flagship SUV could look like for the brand. The Monza design cues, as well as the elegant Buick Avenir concept car, are apparent in the front fascia, and the vehicle looks sharp and modern from every angle.
Greater news for us residing in the U.S. is this upcoming crossover will go global, and most likely reach our shores as a next-generation Buick Enclave. We think this would make a stunning addition to Buick’s continued design renaissance, which began with the Enclave crossover nearly 10 years ago. The sleek muscular lines would be a welcome addition to the portfolio to replace the minivan-esque look of the current Enclave.
We think the car would look right at home with a waterfall grille replacing the Opel design here in North America. Have a closer look at the car in the gallery listed below.