Despite the fact that the luxury carmaker already has a quite filled up crossover lineup, it looks like the company prepares to introduce another new model. GM trademarked the Enspire name once again and latest reports that an all-new crossover is about to come as the 2020 Buick Enspire. The details about the new model are still unknown. Moreover, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials.
Most likely, the new model will be a compact crossover. Therefore, it will be very interesting to see the new-model’s position in the brand’s lineup, especially if we consider that the current Envision competes in this segment. In any case, we expect to get more info about the new model soon. Until then, we can only speculate about the new model. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a dose of a reserve.
2020 Buick Enspire Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we presume that the new 2020 Buick Enspire will be a compact crossover. Most reports suggest such size, which leads us to a conclusion about the platform. It should be a familiar E2 architecture, which is used for models like Chevy Malibu, Buick Regal etc. Therefore, count on a typical FF layout, with power sent to front wheels. Of course, AWD models should be available as well. In terms of the size, the new 2020 Buick Enspire should be similar to the current Envision. Despite the Envision has been restyled recently, there is a big chance to see the new Enspire as a replacement. The Encision is built in China and the new tariffs could strongly affect its price. Therefore, it won’t be a surprise to see this model on the Chinese market only, while the 2020 Buick Enspire would take its position on the U.S. market.
2020 Buick Enspire Styling
In terms of the styling, the 2020 Buick Enspire should come heavily influenced by the recent Enspire concept. This vehicle was presented last year, originally as an electric vehicle. However, things will be different in the production model, as many reports suggest gasoline engines as well. In any case, the production will take a lot of styling cues from the concept version. In practice, that means a very stylish, sleek layout, characterized by lots of long and straight lines. It looks like this design language finally puts Buick into the premium segment. However, we still need to see how close the production model will go. Some of the styling solutions will definitely be left out, but a large portion of the style should remain.
2020 Buick Enspire Interior
When it comes to the interior design, we definitely won’t see that super-futuristic dashboard design in the 2020 Buick Enspire. We count on a little bit more conventional approach, but still significantly upgraded compared to current models from the lineup. In any case, count on hi-end materials and the overall approach that will insist on long horizontal lines. In terms of the overall cabin layout, the new model should be a typical compact crossover. It will be able to accommodate up to five passengers, though four adults seem like a perfect measure.
Front seats should be massive and spacious, while the second row probably won’t be that generous. Same goes for the cargo area, which definitely won’t feature some spectacular volume, but should be practical enough for daily use. Since we are talking about a premium crossover, a long list of standard equipment seems like a certain thing. Count on all the latest tech features that GM has to offer, as well as on lots of advanced safety systems and driver aids.
2020 Buick Enspire Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, a good thing about the E2 platform is that it fits various engines, both four- and six-cylinder units. Still, we expect that the new model will stick to smaller and more efficient engines. Therefore, a turbo-four is something we count on. According to some reports, it should be a familiar LTG unit, with two liters in displacement. When it comes to max output, most reports suggest a 250-hp version from the Envision. Still, it won’t be a surprise at all if we see a more powerful version with more than 270 horses, which powers several Cadillac models.
As we already mentioned, the concept version of this crossover came as an all-electric vehicle. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any specific details about this unit. Therefore, we could easily see a hybrid powertrain first, and then later pure electrics.
2020 Buick Enspire Release Date and Price
The new model is still far away from serial production. Still, several reports suggest it could hit the market already in the next year. If this happens, it could come even as the 2020 Buick Enspire. In any case, we expect a little bit higher price compared to the Envision, which currently starts at around 32.000 dollars.