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 |  Jul 07 2013, 12:01 PM


According to recent reports, Opel will be heading to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a Monza coupe concept car.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 9:48 AM

The Buick brand is about to get a lot more exciting, with the return of rear-drive turbocharged coupes, with legendary names like Grand National and GNX.

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 7:02 PM

Black Air, a documentary on the Buick Grand National, will be released on December 11, 2012; but those attending the Buick Performance Group’s Nationals on August 4 will see a sneak preview of the flick.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 1:14 PM

Weeks after it was discovered that General Motors had filed for trademarks on the Riviera badge, two other iconic Buick nameplates also appear to be resurrected: the GNX and Grand National.

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 |  May 28 2010, 11:32 AM

With the launch of the Buick Regal comes word that the U.S. may get more than just the sedan. According to a report by Car & Driver there’s a strong possibility that we could get either the hatch or wagon, or both.

Regal brand manager Jim Federico even admitted to C&D that Buick is currently testing “Touring” (wagon) models in the U.S. Federico commented that considering wagons are more popular in snowbelt states, a Regal wagon is likely to come with all-wheel drive. And considering the popularity that Volkswagen has see with its TDI diesel engines in the Jetta SportWagen, a diesel regal wagon with all-wheel drive would be a part of the mix – hypothetically of course. Such a car would, however, take until 2012 or 2013 to launch in North America.

In the mean time, Buick will offer the Regal with the 2.4-liter front-drive layout, 2.0-liter turbo front drive model and eventually the Regal GS with a 255-hp version of the 2.0-liter turbo and AWD. Six-speed manual versions of the cars will roll out eventually as well.

Even more exciting that the Regal GS is word that a Grand National may be in the works for Buick. Sure Buick could badge a Regal with the Grand National logo and run the 300-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 – but we’d rather see the rumored twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 paired with the CTS Coupe chassis and badged as a bad-ass Buick.

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[Source: Car & Driver]