GM Is 'Working On' A Flagship Buick Sedan
Now that the launch of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 has come and gone many are now focusing on a Buick concept that might just benefit from the high end technology basis and become the brand’s flagship.
During the just concluded New York Auto Show, Buick Avenir, head of General Motors’ (GM) global product, told AutoNews that they are currently not working on an Omega-based Buick even though the project is currently in the cards.
Although he did not give out a yes answer, the possibility of GM coming up with such a project is very likely given that the Buick outsold the brands Cadillac in China. Another reason as to why they are bound to go with this project is that Buick has never had a rear-drive flagship in China ever since it went out of production back in 2012. In that same line, it has never had a rear-drive flagship of its Sedan in the U.S. since its road master back in 1996.
There are some obvious issues which come straight into my mind when thinking about putting up something rear-wheel drive that has a similar look as the Avenir in production. The concept of the Avenir is four-tenths of an inch longer than the CT6 production. In addition to that, there is an aspect of the price that is to be factored in as well. Considering what people have been guessing of late in terms of the pricing of the Cadillac which many believe will be at $60,000, a Buick Avenir would probably go for around $50,000.
So although rear-wheel might be on its way to Buick right away, we cannot rule out the whole process all together.