Buick to get Lucerne replacement in 2012, new Enclave in 2013, Volt-based MPV and compact car

When GM comes out of bankruptcy it will focus on its four core brands including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. Hoping not to lose its Pontiac customers to other brands, GM’s Executive Director for Global Market and Industry Analysis Mike DiGiovanni said the Buick lineup will grow significantly.

The 2010 Buick Lucerne is expected to be the last. Model-year 2011 will be an interim drop and in 2012, a new Super Epsilon front-wheel-drive platform developed by GM Australia will underpin a new sedan.

A redesign for the Buick Enclave is also in the works. A minor facelift is expected in 2011 followed by a major change in 2013 – depending on GM’s financial situation at the time.

An interesting finding by Motor Trend points to a new Chevrolet Volt-based MPV for Buick based on the Chevrolet Orlando platform. No word on when it will arrive, but sources say some time after the Cadillac Converj hits the markets.

Last but not least, Buick is considering a smaller car based on the Chevrolet Cruze It will fit below the 4-cylinder LaCrosse and Malibu.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Motor Trend