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A high performance package available for Buick models including Riviera, Skylark and Wildcat was the Buick Gran Sport or Buick GS. Buick was one of the last manufacturers to enter the muscle cars battle. It started, like other GM intermediate cars, as an option on an existing model. Once the car underwent fine tuning, it would become one of the most formidable and fearsome muscle cars of all time. Read the rest of this entry »
When General Motors remade itself following its bankruptcy restructuring of summer 2009, the company began a process to shed itself of four unwanted brands: Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Hummer. The fact Buick remained behind seemed a curious one at first, given Pontiac’s stronger sales.
GM’s decision, initially panned by some critics, has proven to be the right one. Combined Buick-Pontiac-GMC showrooms are now Buick-GMC, selling premium cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles without the burden of having to make room for Pontiac. The Buick brand is being remade with new models such as the LaCrosse and Regal being sold alongside the Enclave crossover and full-size Lucerne. For 2010, Buick sales were up by 52 percent, the best performance of the four surviving GM brands and, indeed, the best performing brands sold in America period. Read the rest of this entry »
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As the 2012 Buick Regal is expected to hit local retailers in 2011, fans of the series can expect some notable changes to this brand new model to keep things fresh and to respond to the changing needs of the market. Already, the Buick Regal 2012 model is already getting a lot of comparison with the earlier model releases. It is therefore important to look specifically into what are the features incorporated here that will differentiate it from other mid-size sedans currently out in the market.
The use of chrome grille on the body of the 2012 Regal is one of its most striking features right off the bat. However, it still exhibits that same style inspired by the GS and Gran Sport models of the past. The 19-inch alloy wheels will also come with spare tires and all season tires to ensure that this vehicle can handle wear and tear. Meanwhile, the new body dimension for this model currently measures at 73.1 inches in width, 190.2 inches in length, and about 107.8 inches for its wheelbase. There are also a few more helpful features included in the vehicle such as variable intermittent wipers, power glass sunroof, and a rear defogger. Read the rest of this entry »
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