2015 Buick Anthem News & Specs — Envision Or Enspire?
The 2015 Buick Anthem, which will come this fall or early next year, is a vehicle whose task is to complete the Buick’s SUV palette. The manufacturer’s intention is to nest the 2015 Anthem between the Buick Enclave, a three-row SUV, and the Buick Encore, a vehicle which is much smaller. But, first of all, it is important to say the 2015 Buick Anthem probably won’t be called like that. Its expected name will be something like Envision or Enspire. However, since the name of this SUV is not known yet, we will call it the Anthem. This SUV, no matter how we call it, will be primarily sold in China. There is no reliable information about the possibility of the distribution across the U.S. Still, considering the near release of the 2015 Lincoln MKC and the Lexus NX, which will probably take a significant share of the luxury mid-size SUV market segment, it is reasonable to expect the 2015 Buick Anthem intends to compete with them. Therefore, we do not have any confirmed information, but we managed to find out what probable features the 2015 Anthem will have.
2015 BUICK ANTHEM EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR — GADGETS AND SYSTEMS
This SUV is a brand new generation, which comes instead of the old 2009 Anthem. The 2015 Anthem will be underpinned by the same platform as the 2015 Chevy Equinox and the 2015 GMC Terrain. Since these to SUVs will be a little bit smaller, the new Buick Anthem will probably be smaller, too. As for the appearance, in spite of the heavy camo, we can see this SUV will resemble the Encore. There are LED headlights which are attractive and we expect the front end to be designed in the similar manner. There is a waterfall grille as well as the dual exhaust system. The 2015 Buick Anthem is expected to be lighter and less fuel consuming. As for the interior, some sources say the manufacturer used high-quality materials. There will be power six-way adjustable front seats with lumbar support, heated mirrors, cruise control, trip computer, tachometer, compass, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, great connectivity for all mobile platforms, climate control, Turn-by-Turn navigation, ABS, traction and stability control etc. Also, the 2015 Buick Anthem features list is enriched by rear-view camera, 12V power outlets, electric steering, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, air filtration, 7-speaker Bose audio system, OnStar service available, leather steering wheel etc.
2015 BUICK ANTHEM POWETRAIN — ENGINE OPTIONS, DRIVE & TRANSMISSION
As for the powertrain, the 2015 Buick Anthem engine options are not clear yet. Since there is no any official confirmation, we can only talk about speculations and estimations of the automotive public. So, the expectation are the 2015 Buick Anthem will be powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 DOHC engine with VVT, which delivers 195 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque. Some sources say there will be a certain four-cylinder with 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Also, there is a possibility of installing a 3.6-liter V-6 which will come with all-wheel drive. Of course, the expected drive is front-wheel drive. The 2015 Buick Anthem transmission will be a 6-speed shiftable automatic.
ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE OF THE 2015 BUICK ANTHEM
The 2015 Buick Anthem arrival is expected this fall or early next year. The most probable option is that this SUV will be revealed in Detroit next winter and the sales across the U.S. will begin a couple of months later.