Hold on to your hats folks. When I was at the GM Product and Technology event put on last August I saw things. Some things were awesome such as the future Buick Regal, upcoming Chevrolet Camaro convertible and the list goes on. Some were not so awesome, such as the Buick that was quickly dubbed Vuick. See it was essentially a re-badged (and I mean literally a new grille inserted) Saturn Vue.
The Vuick thing caught on quick and GM supposedly decided to kill it a mere few weeks later. In fact they were so proudly announcing how fast they acted based on the negative feedback they were receiving (shocking). Anyways, next to that Vuick on the floor was a upcoming small crossover for Buick. This could possibly be dubbed the Encore. It essentially looked literally like a shrunken down Enclave. This my friends looked good. It was most likely based on the new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain platform.
Yesterday Chris Baccus was driving in Detroit and spotted this test vehicle. He noted it looked like a Buick grille behind the cladding. This my friends is one of two things. The Vuick being resurrected (dear god no) or the baby Enclave (Encore?) that has been severely changed since I saw it and not for the better. Either way you are looking at something that is not production ready. I am sincerely hoping this is not the Vuick coming back from the dead rather just a test mule. I hope they keep the baby Enclaves styling that I saw last fall.
Some have mentioned this looks an awful lot like the Chevrolet Captiva not sold in America. I have also just received word from GMInsidenews that GM plans to still sell and produce the Vuick but only for China. It will be a youth oriented crossover.
Source- Chris Baccus