GM Authority was the first to bring you news that a new Buick GNX and Grand National is in the works. And while we wait for the successor to the turbocharged monster that was the GNX, Buick may hold us over by expanding its GS line of performance-oriented models beyond the Regal GS, according to Car and Driver
The most likely candidate for the upgraded brakes, wheels and suspension featured on the Regal GS would seem to be the Verano Turbo, which is already offered with a 250 horsepower boosted four-banger and a manual transmission. After the Verano, the next most likely vehicle to get the GS treatment would be the LaCrosse, which C&D points out could see the power of its 3.6 liter V6 bumped up to the 321 horses the engine makes in the 2014 CTS. If the idea of a more performance-minded LaCrosse seems far fetched, then we’d like to remind you of the LaCrosse GL Concept as well as the fact that we’ve already seen something along the lines of a LaCrosse GS in spy photos.
No matter how many GS models Buick decides to go with, it has to walk a fine line in not overdoing it and treading on the now-performance-oriented luxury direction of the revitalized Cadillac. That said, if Buick’s expanded GS lineup ends up anything like the fun-to-drive Regal GS — which is an entirely different animal from anything Caddy has to offer, then we’re all for it.