Buick is making a magnificent comeback to the car scene with some amazing brand new models. After more than 30 years, Buick is going to launch Grand National, one of their popular models, back in the ‘80s. It is safe to say that this is a brand new car, but with the history of the previous model. The interesting thing is that the Buick has decided to use Alpha platform, which is also used for another popular model of another American manufacturer – the popular ATS from Cadillac. Since these two cars are going to share the platform, we can expect them to be one of the rivals, when both go on sale.
New Grand National exterior design
The first thing that you will notice on the new Buick is the large chrome grille on the front. The grille is really big and it takes most of the space in the front and because of that, this car has fairly small headlights. The monotone chrome Buick logo that is located in the center of the front grille looks simple and great. There is another interesting detail on the front – the hood scoop, which is a feature that is usually reserved only for performance and tuning versions of regular cars.
The whole car looks really aggressive, even when it is not moving, which gives the chance to that large black alloy wheels to show off. The back of the car has taillights that look a lot like the ones that Porsche has been using. Buick logo is situated in the center and it is connected to the taillights by a sleek chrome bar. Twin-exhausts are a great detail which make the back of the car look really aggressive and sporty.
Details abou the interior
The cabin of the 2016 Buick Grand National will have similar design to the other used in new Buick models. The whole dashboard is oriented towards the driver, with the large touchscreen display dominating the center console. This display is going to be used to control infotainment system, as well as the connectivity and the air conditioning. However, potential customers should not expected lots of space, especially in the back, since the new Grand National is going to be a sport coupe.
2016 Buick Grand National specs
This is probably the most interesting information about this car. Buick is going to offer Grand National with different engines. The base model will come with turbocharged 2.0l 4-cylinder engine, that is going to produce around 250 horsepower. Second option is going to be a 3.6l V6 engine that should produce around 400 horsepower and the third option is going to be a similar engine, that should produce more than 400 horsepower. Buick is going to offer the car with automatic transmission as standard and manual as optional.
The price of the base model should be in between of $30,000 and $40,000 while the price for upper trim levels should be much more than that.
New Buick Grand National release date
The 2016 Buick Grand National will be released in the first part of 2016.
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