Opel to Get Next-Generation Buick LaCrosse and Enclave

Buick is experiencing a revival in the U.S., thanks in large part to the new models its borrowed from Europe’s Opel. Now it looks like Buick is going to return the favor by sending two of its upcoming models to Europe, to be sold under the Opel brand.

It’s being reported that GM is going to better align the Buick and Opel brands in the future. The next-generation Enclave crossover is due in 2015 and will be the first Buick to be badged as an Opel. The 2015 Enclave is also expected to get new four-cylinder engines, which will make it more appealing to European buyers.

The year after the Enclave gets rebadged as an Opel, the next-generation Buick LaCrosse will also be offered as an Opel in Europe. The next-generation Buick LaCrosse is expected to be smaller and lighter than the current model.

Buick is still going to get more Opel models like the Opel Astra GTC and hopefully a version of the upcoming Insignia based coupe.