2016 Buick Grand National is getting closer as quarters roll by, infact it is more so expected in 2017 at the least. The 2016 Buick Grand National is quite a news in media circles. GM filed at the US Patents and trademark office for the sub-brand rights, so it paves way for a concrete surety that the model is going to be out after 30 years of dormancy. let’s look at the why’s and the wherefores…
2016 Buick Grand National: Some real facts
The 2016 Buick Grand National is going to be a Regal GNX sport luxury coupe based on GM’s Alpha vehicle architecture on which the Cadillac CTS and Camaro is now based. The Alpha platform is the new rear wheel drive vehicle architecture on which GM has bet a lot of hopes. The 2016 Buick Grand National is expected to be a cab-rearward design and primarily be a RWD vehicle. The vehicle will have design cues of typical Buick cars, The images shown here are not the actual 2016 Buick Grand National, but for reference only. Any photos floating on the internet are just hoax, we are yet to see the prototype or spy shots of the actual vehicle.
According to various sources, vehicle assembly plant in Lansing (Michigan) will be producing the 2016 Buick Grand National in most probability. This plant also manufactures the other Alpha platform vehicles. This product may have been decided after GM realized it needs to recalibrate it’s marketing and branding approach. The Regal infuses new hope that sales will revive and old customers will flock for not just the classic value, but the great classic (yet modern) design of it’s new platform. Drivers have responded well to the Alpha platform and we should see more American cars not just here but in other markets as well.
Engine on the 2016 Buick Grand National
Now besides the 2016 Buick Grand National GN (or 2017 for that matter), also expect a GNX version which is to be a high performance version. A bigger engine for the GNX is obvious but it could be 2 engines with the GNX getting a Up-rated version of the larger power train. Expect a 2.0 liter turbocharged L4, a powerful V6/V8 3.5 liter non-turbo and a 3.5 turbo version (for the GNX). Features like Variable valve timers, drive by wire, pedal sifting auto gearbox or a rotary shifter may also be possible. Although details like these are just speculative, we would expect a great sound system, safety features and body control features. I would love to see an 8 (if not 9) inch touch system based on a high grade SOC and running the latest android, for navigation, entertainment and parking aids. Of course the expectations from a Buick lover are met just by Buick! Pricing may be around US $32K – 42K
Notable 2016 Buick Grand National facts:
- 2016 Buick Grand National is almost confirmed, if not in 2016, it may be out in 2017
- An impressive Car rearward design, with RWD based on the GM Alpha platform
- Expect typical Buick looks, comfort and entertainment
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