When Holden pulled the sheet off the upscale VF Commodore Calais, many of us could vision the premium sedan being sold in other corners of the world, possibly as a Buick of some sort. But according to a report from Australia’s Motoring, GM design chief Ed Welburn suggested that the idea will not be realized. At least not yet.
“Buick is a very different brand than Holden or Chevrolet and I just think there is a good synergy between Holden and Chevrolet,” he said, continuing with “Buick is very different.”
Still, we can’t seem to shake the idea of a Buick-badged Calais. Some of you may recall that GM has filed to renew the Grand National and GNX trademarks, which have heritage of being sporty, rear-wheel-drive Buick models. So while we might not see a Zeta-based Buick as per Welburn, we may yet still find something in the future, perhaps on the Alpha platform.