• Mar 21, 2007

After 50 years on the shelf, Buick is dusting off the 'Super' name for upcoming variants of the Lucerne and Lacrosse. Due to be unveiled in New York next week, the two vehicles will receive more power and an upgraded chassis, in addition to exclusive content and upgraded trim. A Buick spokesman did reveal that the Lacrosse Super will have portholes on the front fenders while the base Lacrosse will not. The Enclave may be the next Buick in the lineup to get the 'Super' treatment, but GM brass has yet to make a final determination.

We like the fact that Buick's making the effort to spice up the brand, and it's nice to know that your grandfather will soon be able to hit 60 in the high fives if the need presents itself.

[Source: Automotive News (subscription req'd)]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      My french to english translator confirms Super LaCrosse means simply: GREAT CROSS. That's it. Not "great jerk off", or "great hoax", like you shtoops are reaching for. This name is about MORE power and handling in a 4 door sedan. What is wrong with you people? You call yourselves car people?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope that this is a sign of GM embracing Buick's septuagenarian image. The "Super" models will appeal to the boomers entering retirement. Maybe, just maybe, this will make them feel like they don't HAVE to buy a Cadillac to feel good about themselves -- because Cadillac can't be taken seriously until old farts stop having them festooned with landau tops and whitewalls.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm, since most of there market can remember the last "super" Buick, maybe it will sell a few more. For me it just makes the South Park song "I'm Super, thanks for asking" ring in my head.
      • 7 Years Ago
      since we've been provided with no information, I'll certainly wait and see exactly what will be included. with all that Buick and GM have been doing lately, I'm sure it will be great. I don't think is would be wise to count Buick or GM out; they are roaring back with a vengance.

      and a little tidbit, Kowell; in Canada, the LaCrosse is called the Allure. seems that "LaCrosse" in French slang is a term for masturbation.

      kinda gives a new meaning to your comments, doesn't it??

      Mike
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not exactly news, since this hasn't been a well-kept secret. Less clear is what these models will actually include. The LaCrosse Super will supposedly get the V8 used in the Impala SS. But the Lucerne Super? The mildly upgraded Northstar used in the DTS Performance Package isn't much of an upgrade, but seems most likely.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a retarded idea. Buick and GM... GOING BACKWARD instead of forward. Will never get ahead or compete with the likes of Lexus, et al. They will never learn. It's called progression, not relying on things that are out-dated and old-fashioned. GM (and the other two) know nothing about this. Have few decent designs so they revert to something they have already done. WEAK.
      • 7 Years Ago

      -- #24 -- WATCHOO SMOKIN' BOI ???
      Nice drawings of 20 foot long cars, mostly taken from Cadillac concept cars, with Buick styling cues that seem to work in drawings, but might not work in metal. The angular roofs dont go with the bodies.
      Lets not even go to the boat-tail Rivvy exhumation you drew.
      BUT I GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR SEEING THAT BUICKS COULD BE EXCITING --
      • 7 Years Ago
      "I can't wait for the resurrection of those other two grand dames of the lineup...the CUSTOM and the DELUXE"

      CUSTOM was used all the way up to the last Century and LeSabre. It hasn't been gone that long.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know it's me, but the Lucerne has grown on me ot the point where I think it's the best looking full size sedan out there right now that isn't a luxo barge and that includes the 300/Charger twins.
      • 7 Years Ago
      9) "Best looking full size sedan" You're aesthetically challenged...
      • 7 Years Ago
      " I know it's me, but the Lucerne has grown on me ot the point where I think it's the best looking full size sedan out there right now that isn't a luxo barge and that includes the 300/Charger twins."



      "Best looking full size sedan" You're aesthetically challenged"

      I must be too. Because the Buick Lucerne to me is the best looking car in its class, on the road bar none.
      This car has the lines that make it look sporty . Doesn`t look like anything thing grandma would drive.
      But if she does she has more style than most.
      The camry is what looks like an old persons car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Super size me! That's retarded. I feel sorry for the poor snobs slapped with a SUPER emblem on the trunk, lol.
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