Buick went to hell and back in last few years and it will finally start manufacturing its own vehicles, and not just rebadging Opel models. In Detroit this manufacturer presented some of its new models, but there are more. One of these is the 2016 Buick Grand National, and this is going to be one of the biggest comebacks since the Chevy Camaro.
2016 Buick Grand National Review
Another new model will be high performance Buick GNX. Both models are certainly coming out and the waiting lists are already made, due to high buyers interest. It looks like people still love this old American brand and that European and Japanese machines didn’t mess with American consumer’s minds.
Not too many information about this vehicle can be found online, but on of the things we heard is that new model is going to be built on GM’s rear wheel drive Aplpha platform. Same platform that was used for new Cadillac ATS.
New model will probably going to be influenced by its eighties predecessor, but we can also expect it to be coordinated with the new Buick-Opel architecture that tries to make every new vehicle as compact as possible. This means that the new Grand National will come with much more cues than its predecessors in the eighties.
Interior of Buick Grand National
When it comes to 2016 Buick Grand National interior styling we still don’t know what to expect. This is definitely going to be one of the sportiest vehicles with a Buick badge, and it will come with variety of luxury features in the higher trim levels, such as leather upholstery and steering wheel wrapping, carbon fiber or aluminum accents and some top of the line hi tech features.
Since this is a high performance coupe, older model didn’t get as much refinement they deserve. Now when even the sport coupes look and feel comfortable and futuristic we think that new Grand National model is going to be no different.
Buick Grand National 2016 Performance
When it comes to performance we can expect that the new model will comes with either 2,0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine in the base version and that’s if Buick engineers decide to go wild, or more traditional naturally aspired 3,6 liter V6 engine. It is optimal to expect that the new engine will produce around 300 horsepower and 250 pound feet of torque at least, and it will be one of the strongest Buick vehicles, especially if the higher trim levels get some bigger and stronger engines.
It will also come with automatic transmission that can go from 6 to 9 speed version. Depending on the transmission and exhaust system and the engine Buick chooses to install in this sport coupe we’ll be able to tell its fuel efficiency, and until now there hasn’t been any official confirmations for any of these parameters.
Waiting lists for 2016 Buick Grand National are already made in one of its biggest North Carolina dealerships. Customers went wild on the mention of high performance Buick vehicles can come out. We still didn’t get the confirmation from Buick about the dates and prices of these vehicles, but maybe Buick Liberty dealership from North Carolina knows something we don’t.