• Oct 30, 2005

After sounding the trumpets for the future introduction of no less than 14 crossover vehicles, GM has let us know what a couple of them will be named. The eight-seat GMC Acadia we posted on last week and the upcoming Saturn Outlook will be joined by the Buick Enclave, which is reportedly replacing both the Ranier and the Rendezvous when it reaches dealers in Spring of 2007. The Saturn Outlook will go on sale first in the fall of 2006 and the GMC Acadia will wait in the wings until the end of 2007. Hopefully the staggered rollout means each model will be markedly different from its platform mates. The Enclave's styling, according to Edmunds, will be based on the Centieme concept (shown) that debuted at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show.




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      • 9 Years Ago
      god, how come Buick gets all the crappy cars. Why can't we get something with some style and power. ugh.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Is it me or that beast looks a lot like the new Huyndai Santa Fe? IMHO, fugly.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does Buick need a new grille?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Seems like this site is looking forward to the end of Buick...there's no listing for them as a Manufacturer in the column to the right. Very odd ommission. The editors here may be predicting the demise of one the world's great automakers and the mother company for GM. If I were a GM exec, this blog wouldn't get many cars to test. Scion made the list.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I wonder if Buick will offer a "Moby Dick" version.
      • 9 Years Ago
      GM always overdoes its worthless concept cars, so the finished product will be far less radical. That would be good in this instance. The ovoid look that turned people away from the Taurus in 1996 is now to be Buick's styling theme? Good luck!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The ovals are coming, the ovals are coming!
      • 9 Years Ago
      nicer than before, yes... too bad gm designers a still using the circle tool in Paint.
      • 9 Years Ago
      No, No, it is the "Carnivorous Jellybean". Or, "Fat Tiger". http://theautoprophet.blogspot.com/2005/10/enclave.html