As Buick has struggled to find a newer and more relevant product mix, a number of interesting vehicles have worn the Buick badge. As recently as 2007, Buick had the Rainier, a large body-on-frame SUV; the Rendezvous, a minivan derived crossover; and the Terraza, a minivan with a more SUV-like nose grafted on the front. All three are gone for 2008, replaced by one of the best new Buicks in a while, the Enclave.
The Enclave is a large crossover with luxury SUV styling and ample room for seven passengers. Although the Enclave is part of a trio of similar vehicles, it wears distinctive styling that sets it apart from its siblings, the Saturn Outlook and the GMC Acadia. The Enclave is an important part of Buick's more focused lineup, which now consists of only three vehicles.
The Lacrosse and Lucerne have also received some attention for 2008. The LaCrosse wears a new front end, but more importantly, now offers a V8-powered Super model for the traditional luxury buyer. The Lucerne also receives a performance-oriented Lucerne Super trim level.