2015 Buick Anthem

Saturday, August 10th 2013. | Buick

Buicks upcoming mid-size crossover, that may to actually be’turn out to be the very first few self-driving vehicle a mass-market manufacturer.

Other then before getting into that, lets get the methods from the approach. Believed to remain known as Anthem, the crossover spied nowadays can fill the gap in Buicks suv lineup connecting compact encore and also the full-size enclave. The Anthem ( that name may modification for production ) can ride on any version on your chevrolet cruzes delta design. The mid-size Buick crossover will additionally share its platform along with the next-generation chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain.

The Anthem can fill the place on your doa mid-size crossover Buick announced in 2009. That model, essentially a saturn vue utilizing a Buick grille, was canceled 2 weeks when it was actually announced due to actually negative feedback.

2014 buick enclave 008 710x450 2015 Buick Anthem Though, that extended wait and get a mid-size Buick crossover may well be worth the wait. The prototype noticed nowadays was sporting a roof-mounted 360-degree lidar camera similar to actually what google uses on its autonomous vehicles. This can be no more than the second time weve ever seen such technology fitted to your manufacturers prototype, and might be an indication that the Anthem will certainly be capable of the variety of autonomous driving.

Recent reports suggest that the new crossover will be named “Anthem” and will most likely be reserved for North American and Chinese markets. Buick will place it between the current Encore and Enclave models, and it will be put into production in mid-2014 as a 2015 model.

The Anthem will be built on GM’s global compact architecture, also known as “Delta.” As for the engine lineup, the Anthem will carry different engines for each market. For the American market, the most obvious choice of powerplants will be GM’s well-known 2.5- and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

While it may sound strange to you, Buick’s decision to add a third crossover to its lineup shouldn’t be a surprise, especially when you consider that crossover sales improved by 14 percent this year.