Holden, GM’s Australian regional brand, was recently tasked to develop a pair of vehicles that will reportedly be sold exclusively in China. And new developments (or speculation, at the very least) in the project shows that both vehicles will utilize the upcoming Zeta II rear-wheel-drive architecture, and will become new members of the Buick family.
We imagine one model would be the next-generation Park Avenue, which is Buick’s large RWD sedan offering in China. A smaller Zeta II Buick seems like the most obvious guess to us, but there’s currently no word on whether either model is planned for a North American launch. Notably, we’ve been vocal about Buick launching a large RWD model to combat the luxurious Lexus LS here in America since the inception of GM Authority.
However, the whole project itself seems a tad puzzling. While we’re all for a pair of RWD Buicks, we’re not exactly sure what makes the Zeta II architecture a more optimal choice than the more modern Alpha RWD architecture.