General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] new CEO Mary Barra recently confirmed that production of an additional model would be added to the Rüsselsheim plant, but didn’t say what it was. The plant currently produces Opel’s Insignia range-topper and from next year it will also build the Zafira MPV.
Engines are to include gasoline and diesel units shared with the Insignia and pricing is expected to start at around 26,000 euros (approximately $35,820), positioning it only slightly above the Insignia, which starts at 24,130 euros ($33,242).
Importantly, with the link between Opel and Buick growing stronger, the new crossover is expected to spawn a slightly revised version for the Buick brand. The new crossover is said to be around 5,000 millimeters in length, which comes close to matching the 5,126-millimeter length of the existing Buick Enclave, suggesting that it may serve as the existing Enclave’s replacement. This makes sense since as early as 2011 it's been reported that the next Enclave would be sold in Europe as an Opel.
Stay tuned for an update.