Rumored Buick Crossover Model Will Reportedly Utilize the Cadillac XT4’s Platform
With Opel no longer a GM brand, Buick will reportedly turn to the Cadillac brand for future vehicle platforms
During the past few years, many models in the Buick lineup have utilized platforms created for the Opel family of vehicles. Now that Opel is no longer a GM brand, Buick will have to start looking elsewhere for vehicle platforms.
According to recent reports from GM Authority, Buick may find the platforms that it seeks from Cadillac. After all, an upcoming Buick crossover will allegedly use the Cadillac XT4’s platform.
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The evidence for this rumor comes from a program code acquired by GM Authority. The “E2UB” code indicates that the attached model will be a Buick crossover utilizing the E2 platform.
That platform was first developed for the Cadillac XT4. However, the final product may end up quite different than Cadillac’s latest utility model.
The XT4 is classified as a C-segment vehicle. Meanwhile, an IHS Automotive document hints that this rumored Buick model will be situated in the D-segment, making it larger than the XT4.
The estimated size for this D-segment Buick is strikingly similar to that of the Buick Enspire Concept vehicle. If such a vehicle officially entered production, it would find its position between the Envision and the Enclave in Buick’s lineup.
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As the Enspire Concept was designed with Buick’s Chinese customer base in mind, it’s entirely possible that this new Buick could come offered with an EV option. It would certainly align with GM’s goals to introduce at least 20 new EVs to the market by 2023.
At the moment, Buick has not announced plans to add a new crossover that utilizes the Cadillac XT4’s platform to its lineup. Still, with the crossover segment growing ever more popular, a new Buick vehicle belonging to this segment is certainly not out of the question.
News Source: GM Authority