2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)Enlarge Photo
But what about the rest of the Buick lineup? Automotive News (subscription required) has all the details.
Starting with the Verano, we should see a second-generation of the compact sedan launched in 2016, most likely as a 2017 model. While the current model only arrived in 2012, General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] plans to introduce its new D2XX compact car platform in new versions of the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt means the Verano platform-mate is also getting a redesign. Prototypes have already been spotted.
Moving up to the Regal, we should see a next-generation model in 2017, as a 2018 model. The Regal will once again be twinned with the Opel Insignia, a new generation of which is already in development. The new Insignia will arrive first, most likely in 2016. The cars will be based on GM’s next-generation Epsilon platform, dubbed E2XX.
2013 Opel CascadaEnlarge Photo
In the crossover department, the subcompact Encore will receive a subtle facelift, most likely for the 2016 model year. The 2016 model year will also see the arrival of the Envision, which may end up being called something different for the U.S. market.
Finally, we should see the Enclave redesigned for the 2017 model year. It will sit on an enhanced version of the current model’s Lambda platform that will benefit from lighter construction and alternative drive powertrains. A previous plan to spawn a Cadillac crossover with third-row seating from this platform has been dropped.