Buick has been quiet over what it will be bringing to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was finally revealed the 2016 Buick Envision would grace the North American market from its home-build country of China but, other than the Envision, mum is the word.
Until now, that is. We recently caught wind of a “surprise” Buick vehicle to be unveiled before the 2016 NAIAS opens its doors to the press. Buick will hold an off-site event once again to debut not only the 2016 Envision, but another all-new vehicle.
After much deliberation, we’re nearly positive the 2017 Buick Enclave will break cover at this event along side the Envision. We say 2017 Enclave over anything else due to a booming crossover market, and one of the most lengthy generations of vehicle we’ve seen in ages from General Motors. Remember, the original Enclave went on sale in 2008 with one mild refresh along the way.
The 2017 Enclave should arrive with the new face of Buick, including a red, white and blue tri-shield emblem. Despite the 2017 Enclave sharing a platform with the 2017 Cadillac XT5, the Buick will measure in at almost a foot larger, too. Expect GM’s fancy-shmancy Electronic Precision Shift to also grace the 2017 Enclave, much like the 2017 Buick LaCrosse.
It is worth a mention, however, that there may be a couple of wildcards. There’s an ever so slim chance we will see a production Buick Avenir, but we won’t hold our breath. There’s also a fairly decent possibility of the Verano and Verano hatch showing face during this time but, again, the crossover game is where it’s at foremost.
We don’t have much longer to speculate, we’ll know the evening of January 10, 2016, if our prediction rings true.