Buick rendezvous

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Buick Rendezvous (2001-2004)
Buick Rendezvous (2001-2004)
Production period: 2001-2007
Class : SUV
Body versions : Station wagon
Petrol engines : 3.4-3.6 liters
(138-183 kW)
Length: 4737 mm
Width: 1869 mm
Height: 1750 mm
Wheelbase : 2845 mm
Empty weight : 1825-1938 kg
successor Buick Enclave

The Buick Rendezvous is a crossover SUV made by the US car manufacturer Buick . It was only offered in North America and Taiwan from 2001 to 2007.

The Rendezvous was conceived to combine the properties of vans (with up to seven seats and a large load capacity) with the comfort and driveability of luxury vehicles and the design and available all-wheel drive of SUVs in one vehicle. It was produced together with the Pontiac Aztek in Ramos Arizpe , Mexico .

The rendezvous was equipped with front-wheel drive as standard and, at an additional cost, with a fully automatic, permanent all-wheel drive , which gave it good traction in wet and snowy conditions and was also able to cope with easy terrain. Buick based its chassis design on Park Avenue in terms of comfort and handling , which is why all Rendezvous models were equipped with independent rear suspension .

The basic engine was initially a 3.4-l V6 engine with 138 kW, from model year 2006 a 3.5-l V6 engine with 150 kW. Initially, a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 183 kW was optionally available together with the Ultra equipment variant. The power was transmitted via a 4-speed automatic . In 2004 there was a slight facelift .

The rendezvous was a success for Buick, which was also urgently needed due to an aging regular clientele. With the rendezvous, the traditional brand attracted a younger as well as wealthy customer base.

The success was largely due to the price; a Buick Rendezvous cost about US $ 8,000 less than a comparable Lexus RX . The sales figures far exceeded expectations with regard to the initially targeted 30,000 to 40,000 copies. With the exception of the last year of production, between 60,000 and 70,000 units were manufactured annually. A total of around 305,000 copies rolled off the assembly line during the five-year production period.

In mid-2007, the Buick Enclave was introduced to replace the rendezvous.

Web links

Commons : Buick Rendezvous  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Marc K. Stengel: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos - The Car Connection. In: thecarconnection.com. July 23, 2001, accessed July 1, 2018 .
  2. ^ Brian Corbett: Farewell, Aztek. In: wardsauto.com. April 1, 2003, accessed July 1, 2018 .
  3. Andrew Coman: 2006 Buick Rendezvous Review - Top Speed. In: topspeed.com. July 28, 2006, accessed July 1, 2018 .
  4. 2004 Buick Rendezvous Review. In: newcartestdrive.com. January 15, 2004, Retrieved July 1, 2018 (American English).
  5. ^ Timothy Cain: Buick Rendezvous Sales Figures - GCBC. In: goodcarbadcar.net. Accessed June 29, 2013, accessed July 1, 2018 (American English, sales in Canada and United States only).
Timeline of Buick models in the United States, as of 2000
Type 2000s 2010s 2020s
0 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9 0 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9 0
Lower middle class Verano
Middle class Century shelf shelf
shelf Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse
Upper class LeSabre Lucerne
Park avenue
SUV Encore
Encore GX
date Enclave Enclave
Vans Terraza
  •  largely based on an Opel