Word from Auto Express is that General Motors has given Vauxhall the go-ahead on a new coupe project based on the Epsilon II platform. That may mean that a similar model is headed to the land of the free under the Tri-Shield badge. After all, wherever Vauxhall goes these days, Buick is sure to follow. In the old country, the upcoming coupe is rumored to pack a 2.8-liter turbo V6 under its pretty little bonnet, though there's no telling what a Buick version would rely on for power. Auto Express reports that Vauxhall plans to offer varying levels of boost depending on trim.

All topped out, the two-door would offer a little over 320 horses at all four wheels, and engineers are said to be working on improving the vehicle's handling dynamics by shortening the chassis. Design wise, the newcomer will borrow heavily from the GTC concept, though we would expect to see the corporate waterfall grille on any American iteration. Across the pond, the coupe will reportedly carry the Calibra moniker. Here in the States, we'd be satisfied with a big GNX badge on the rear deck should this sucker come to life.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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        Kai F. Lahmann
        • 3 Years Ago
        Nice Idea, yes. And for Europe call it "Opel Commodore", another name from a nice big coupe :)
      Modstyle
      • 3 Years Ago
      DO IT Buick. If Pontiac isn't around to infuse some classic (and illusive) American ATTITUDE into Detroit, then you should. And while your at it, bring back your names like T-Type and Gran Sport... just the thought of "Turbo V6" being found under the hood once again is exciting already. DO IT.
      Portuguese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buick if you are thinking in copy the future Opel Calibra, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
      Civic_SI
      • 3 Years Ago
      BTW, Buick is not a luxury brand . In the real world, they compete against Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and VW. Chevy competes against Kia and Dodge.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Civic_SI
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        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Civic_SI
        I'm not sure which "real world" you live in, but it's not mine.
        JayH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Civic_SI
        >troll alert<
      ApplePie
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would hope not, the regal is like a porkier, uglier, and cheaper version of the Lexus ES.
      Civic_SI
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just as I thought they would, they're turning Buick into what Pontiac used to be to chase volume. The Buick Cru..., er, Verano confirms this fact even more clearly.
        jjtt87
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Civic_SI
        Just like the Acura CSX, TSX, TL, and RL are essentially are (or were) Hondas in other parts of the world. Does that mean that Acura isn't a luxury brand either?
      jtk
      • 3 Years Ago
      This will never sell in any volume as a Buick. Buick drivers need 4 doors to take their friends from the "retirement" home to the Old Country Buffet.
      Jess B
      • 3 Years Ago
      Agreed! The new Regal sedan is gorgeous, more so in person than in pictures. And the GS is even hotter with those magnificent 20-inch wheels. A coupe (and soft-top convertible version) with the GS' wider stance and 20-inch wheels would generate tons of media publicity and public interest! Sales would shoot thorugh the roof as seen by the new Cadillac CTS coupe. Maybe this is why GM has given the green-light to a Regal coupe for the U.S.? The Opel Gran Turismo concept is the coupe version of the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal sedan. Please put this Gran Turismo concept into production and it'll be a hot seller, no doubt! It'd be a great halo model for Buick!
      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      I shudder to think what it will look like. The sedan looks alright at best, but I'm not sure how the coupe change will look.
        AlphaGnome
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zoom
        Are you look at pictures of the Regal from 10 years ago? The new Regal is gorgeous!
          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AlphaGnome
          Comparing it to old GM products is ridiculous.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's a Regal GS coupe: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_szY6czURhx0/S_XBisTDz-I/AAAAAAAAA0Y/-6fCEBN_DwQ/s1600/BuickGSCoupe.jpg and a revived Grand National, from the larger LaCrosse: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_szY6czURhx0/TFiNCtRtRHI/AAAAAAAABpc/en9lQ7yLqc0/s1600/RegalGN2.jpg
      thepennyracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess with an extra 100 horses on tap it won't have the terrible 7.5 second 0-60 of the sedan. I'm looking forward to this only because the Vauxhall VXR was so good. A VXR without the boy-racer shell could be enough to get some people test driving a Buick...
        Tone
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thepennyracer
        Well, in spite of Buick not having "real" performance in the line-up, they're not having ANY issues with people test driving, let alone buying, Buicks.
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tone
          *you mean the people of China.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tone
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        Tone
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thepennyracer
        As much as you seemingly would like that to be, it's actually the fastest growing brand in the U.S. Try again.
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tone
          That's like gloating that Saab had an over 200% increase in sales this year compared to last...but they only sold 700 cars...
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tone
          I understand that recently they got a few younger buyers so now they're selling more than they have in a very long time. That doesn't mean they're breaking any sales records. Of course they're the fastest GROWING. They have a lot of room to grow when you've sold almost nothing in recent years. The only way to go is up with a semi-decent new image. I still can't believe we got rid of Pontiac to let them fumble around with this brand.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tone
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      • 3 Years Ago
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