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  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
  • Image Credit: Buick
Buick may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of performance automobiles, but fans of the brand know what letters to look for. If you believe the reports, there's a new GNX and Grand National on the way, but in the meantime, Buick may offer more GS models to fill the void.

Currently, the Regal is the only model available as a GS (pictured above), packing the same 259-horsepower turbo four as the Regal Turbo but enhanced with key suspension, brakes and rolling-stock upgrades. As Car and Driver notes, similar upgrades could easily be applied to the Verano and LaCrosse, although maybe not the Encore or Enclave crossovers. Of course, Buick would still have to steer clear of Cadillac's Vsport line, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a little room to play.


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      Chase
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great, the Regal GS is a great car, and I'd love to see a Verano with fast bits since Chevy won't make a fast Cruze.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bring the Astra VXR or OPC Hatch as the Verano S Hatch.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Bassracerx
        • 1 Year Ago
        the CEO of cadillac has already said about Buick vs Caddy. in a discussion of cross shopping a turbo ATS vs a AWD GS that have the same sticker price (paraphraseing) " the buick will offer much more equipment and creature comforts for the money while the ats you get a much better platform and rear wheel drive" This was an interview with autoline. He continued to say that he was not worried about Buick cutting into caddys sales because he said that cadillac caters to a different customer. He said he hopes that Buick goes more upmarket and continues to make performance cars. not sure if he was hinting at something or that was all BS but if you listen to what he said it's like he said that performance buicks are coming.
          • 1 Year Ago
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      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      I used to think healthcare.gov was the only program stupid enough to advertise on tv even though it doesn't work, until I realized GM has been doing it for years. . .
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about adding an armrest to Encore. LOL, Ahhhhh man i simply can not stop laughing at that one.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
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      INCREDIBLE BOB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who is wanting these? Perhaps because I am on the left coast, where you have to hunt to find a Buick dealer, I don't understand. Chevy and Cadillac both have better reasons to do performance models, and GM no longer needs to satisfy each division by giving it every kind of car. I don't see bringing back "American Muscle" names and slapping them on mom's 4 door nice car -- those hot Buick names belonged to COUPES.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @INCREDIBLE BOB
        If the car is done right, doors shouldn't matter. I don't hear too many people still complaining about a 4 door charger.
      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      The one of the few cars that was worth a crap in the 1980`s was the Buick Grand National. Buick has a good performance history. Why people associated Buick as an old persons car I`ll never know? Old people bought Buicks because they are one of the best cars GM made with a elegant style for a good price. Buick in the past was a little bit on the ugly side in some models. Today one of the best looking car lines out there is Buick.
      scott3
      • 1 Year Ago
      Folks you have yet to see the new post Chapter 11 product yet here. The Regal and Lacrosse both are old and GM has a lot of new product coming soon for Buick that will well surpass anything they have now. The same people who gave us the new Impala, CTS , ATS and C7 are well at work on the Buick line that will reflect a much more global look, feel and performance. Lets face it the Cheapest Cadillac will soon be $50K+ unless you gut it and Chevy will be topping out around $45K unless it is a special Camaro or Corvette. This will leave the sedan segment for Buick wide open from Just over $30K to $60K with out stepping on the other toes. The Buick Avant 2+2 should give you an idea of where the styling could be going. Remember these cars need to fill Opel more upscale needs too. I would not be surprised if Haldex AWD is more of a Buick trait in many of their models including the GS line. In the near future you should see more of what is to come and it will be eye opening.
      Aurio Salimonne
      • 1 Year Ago
      They need to tried harder,even with the help they got and come out with the same old strategy is not going to end good (diesel engines are exported from Indonesia ?) even Kia and Hiundai are building better cars and the ones that people are buying and looking too (the new K900 looks way better and more expensive than the top of the line Cadillac) ones those cars start to fall apart and getting again customers upset there is not going to be more money to help (I hope not my tax money at least!)
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just slap a supercharged six cylinder in something. Remember the 3800 supercharged motors, what a significant motor that was for Buick's and many other GM cars back in the day.
      VDuB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wouldn't mind seeing what an Enclave GS would look like. The current Enclave is a little too feminine for me.
      • 1 Year Ago
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