General Motors’ Buick manufactured Regal first back in 1973. A mid-sized sedan, Regal transformed into the Grand National in 1982. After vicious marketing campaigns, the vehicle’s sales shot up. But Buick stopped manufacturing it after four years in 1987. Now the Detroit-based carmakers are coming out with the 2018 Buick Grand National hoping to revive interest. It will compete with cars like Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, and Honda Accord.
2018 Buick Grand National – Exterior and Interior
General Motors have kept the Buick Grand National 2018 a well-guarded secret. Spy shots of prototypes that GM is testing have not been of much help. However, inside sources say front fascia will change compared to the current Regal. According to these sources, both the grille and bumper will be larger in this vehicle. This mid-size sedan will sit on General Motors’ Alpha platform. Consequently, it will primarily be a rear wheel drive vehicle. Premium models will have the four wheel drive option. However, whether it will be a four-door sedan or a coupe is not clear.
Information about interiors too is not too well circulated. However 2018 Buick Grand National will receive top end devices and multimedia. Other features will not be too different from the present day Regal. For example, Grand National will have a dashboard and a very busy instrument cluster. Easy access to every feature is something Buick are known for. That characteristic will show up on the steering wheel which will probably have a lot of switches. Buick IntelliLink infotainment system might be present inside this vehicle.
2018 Buick Grand National – Engines
As expected, not much is out about the engine too. But experts speculate that 2018 Buick Grand National will offer a choice between three engines. First one is a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 unit. This engine produces 272 hp of power and 295 lb-ft of torque. The second choice in Buick Grand National 2018 will be a 3.6-litre V6 engine. This engine is capable of churning out 321 HP and 274 lb-ft. torque.
For a sports version of this vehicle, Buick will offer another powerful V6 engine. This 3.6-litre twin turbo engine produces upwards of 400 hp of power. Transmission options too will be plenty. This vehicle will have a 6-speed auto, a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed auto engine to choose from. Expect a combined EPA rating of 25 mpg.
2018 Buick Grand National – Price and Release Date
Even though Buick has kept this vehicle a secret, testing suggests it will release sometime in 2017. In all probability, 2018 Buick Grand National will be out for sales by the end of 2017. Prices for base models will start from $32,000. Top of the line models will cost around $60,000.