While the 2017 GMC Acadia downsizes to become more of a midsize crossover on the C1XX platform, the next-generation of Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave are expected remain large in size. Autoblog has captured spy shots of a test mule that, after deliberation here, is likely a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse or 2018 Buick Enclave.
Multiple reports state the mule to be a 2018 Cadillac XT7 prototype, but after combing through the (hard-to-see) details, it seems this isn’t a Cadillac. Notably, the fixed, round foglamps tip the tester off to be something other than a Cadillac. A source also states Cadillac’s variant of C1XX has been canceled. This is likely because we may see some utilization of the Omega platform in this space, though nothing has been officially confirmed.
Trying to get our best look at the grille, the design seems to mimic Cadillac elements, but the vehicle’s overall stature, again, lends itself to Buick or Chevrolet, and appears to be front-wheel-drive based. The grille could also be another way to skew perceptions, seeing as it does not lend itself to Chevrolet in particular, and it is not the face of all future Buicks to come. Though the LED lighting suggests this model could be of a premium nature.
For now, it will remain a mystery until these prototypes shed a little more cladding. Head to the link above to check them out, and bring it back to tell us what you think.