The Buick Envision may become one of the biggest headaches for General Motors, as contract negotiations continue for the automaker and United Auto Workers union.
According to a report from Automotive News, the UAW has called the rumored potential move to import the Buick Envision from China to the United States “alarming.”
We’ve already spied the midsize Buick crossover testing on Michigan roads and, it’s a near certainty the CUV will hit the U.S. market sometime in 2016, with most guesses pointing towards mid next year.
But, the UAW wants the crossover built in its domestic market, as Cindy Estrada, Vice President of the UAW’s GM department, says the union will raise the potential scenario during 2015 contract talks.
“The Envision should be made in the U.S. by the workforce that saved GM in its darkest time,” Estrada said. “GM should stand by its declaration that it will build where it sells.”
According to the report, a Buick spokesperson said the brand has not made any final decisions on whether the Envision will make its way to the U.S. market, and declined to comment further.
Only time will tell whether or not we see a U.S. country of origin from the Buick Envision.