December 13, 2012 at 11:34 am #38353
A rumor on other automotive forums is that Buick may be planning for a return of the Grand National or GNX type high performance version of the Regal in 2014 . Of course the Grand National name tag is dated because it was in association with the now defunct Grand National stock car race cars of the 1980s. Has anyone posted info on this subject that I missed or does anyone have any pertinent news on the subject?
December 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm #40917
You know as much as we do.
They’re all rumors, up until we see test mules or concepts.
December 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm #40920
@C6Raptor Other automotive forums? GM Authority was the first to report that GM was tin the process of trademarking these nameplates:
In addition, here’s the news of the rumor you’re referring to specifically:
As far as the reality of these cars coming, I personally think it would not help Buick in the least. These cars, along with their nameplates, were great when they were around; their time has come and gone. Today, Buick is headed in an entirely different direction and I don’t see a point in trying to rekindle the past in the face of an entirely different customer base.
December 16, 2012 at 6:37 am #40921
As an owner of two GNs and now a Regal GS I agree with you. Only a few of us old guys remember that Buick had some of the fastest cars on the road in the 60s and the 85-87 GN & GNX.
July 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm #64794
Has anyone posted lately any info on the Buick Grand Nationals & GNX making a come back. Sure wish that would happen.
I look forward to reading any founded news that anyone has.
July 30, 2014 at 10:55 am #65081
@Whiteturbo everything seems to be very hush-hush about the Regal replacement (possible GN/GNX) right now. But I think there are two big reasons reasons to assume that Buick will get a GN, or a RWD sport sedan, in the near future. Here’s why:
1. GM needs to leverage the Alpha platform even more than it is now and even more than the 2016 Camaro will allow for. That makes for a great reason to put a Buick on the architecture.
2. The current-generation Regal is a great car, but it’s not selling very well. Another good reason to switch things up with a RWD sport-luxury sedan on the Alpha platform.
Other than that, check this out:
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