Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
the_yellow_dart

Allure. Enclave. Lucerne.

9 posts in this topic

These are the only three current Buick models.

This reminds me of the fading days of Oldsmobile.

Do we have confirmation that Buick is not going away? or is this a ship that GM is quietly filling with lead, like Olds?

I think the name has some resonance with the older crowd still, and I wonder - why are there no plans for an Epsilon Buick? The size would be perfect for an entry-level Buick, IMO, and the quality of Epsilon is obviously now quite good.

Thoughts?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
??? Mr. Dart, you know the next-gen LaCrosse/Regal has been seen all over the place in spyshots... on the Epsilon II platform IIRC.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's OK, Mr. Dart. You're not "old enough" to be ready for a Buick anyway, are ya? :AH-HA_wink:
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course, there still will only be 3 models..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There may be a 4th in the cards for Buick, but with combined PBG dealerships, there is less of a need for each brand to have a full lineup.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not very long ago, GM announced that they would be expanding Buick's line-up. Whether that meant with the Chinese Park Avenue, a Delta small car, a production Riviera, or ???... that remains to be seen.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's OK, Mr. Dart. You're not "old enough" to be ready for a Buick anyway, are ya? :AH-HA_wink:

I can only see myself buying from three GM divisions in the near future...

Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn.

This thread is not from an interested buyer of the product, just me as an GM enthusiast asking, "What's up with that?"

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember TYD, Oldsmobile had a full line-up when they announced the "phase-out" of the brand. The steps to Buick's restructuring plan have always been announced as well... and the plan wasn't a "phase-out." We knew ahead of time that the Enclave would replace Rainier, Rendezvous, & Terraza. We knew LaCrosse would replace Century & Regal. We knew Lucerne would replace LeSabre & Park Avenue.

For the time being, the plan is for Buick's two line-ups between China and the US to be unified. The first step was exporting Enclave to China. The next step is selling the same LaCrosse in both markets. If reaction continues to be positive, other models may follow (like a compact Buick, and Lucerne's replacement in 2011.)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0