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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    Quote Originally Posted by InvictaMan View Post
    More like the sportier Buick to supplement the no longer Pontiac. Everything about this car is too premium to not be a Buick.
    It might actually be too premium to be a Buick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quixote88 View Post
    It might actually be too premium to be a Buick!
    Not for a flagship. I imagine in reality this would be no more premium than the current Chinese Park Avenue, just much more refined in exterior styling. Look at how premium the Chevy Impala just got. Buick should amp it up. Just as I suspect the XVI will for Caddy.

    This certainly takes the level of the current Lacrosse up to where a Buick flagship should be.
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    The portholes do not belong on the top of the engine hood like the LaCrosse/Verano.
    On the side of the engine hood like the Enclave is acceptable. Traditionally on the side of the fender is definitely acceptable.

    Quote Originally Posted by InvictaMan View Post
    More like the sportier Buick to supplement the no longer Pontiac. Everything about this car is too premium to not be a Buick.

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    that Buick could bring out could replace Pontiac, not even a GN/GNX.

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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    I don't recall the word "replace" being written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1 View Post
    Great work on this car, this could definitely fit well into the Chinese market as well.
    Unfortunately, Citroen has targeted their Metropolis toward the Chinese market. If it becomes a production model, I don't think they will want Buick, the BIG competition in the luxury market there, to offer a nearly identical model.

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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    Quote Originally Posted by InvictaMan View Post
    Unfortunately, Citroen has targeted their Metropolis toward the Chinese market. If it becomes a production model, I don't think they will want Buick, the BIG competition in the luxury market there, to offer a nearly identical model.
    Honestly I don't think GM is planning to borrow large cars from PSA, far more likely is a shared development on C segment vehicles which are PSA's traditional strength.

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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    This is the Citroen Concept that I like, the Numero 9.



    A Plug-in hybrid shooting brake could be a unique GM vehicle for a flagship. Do I smell Electra, lol? It is set to be unveiled at the Beijing show. It and the Metropolis are designed specifically with the Chinese market in mind. The Numero 9 is planned to spawn a large executive sedan, a C-segment sedan and an SUV. Could be interesting.
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    And This is an interesting little creature.
    What used to be a Mitsu Outlander is no more.


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    Reminds me of the Velite and Opel concept from a couple years ago. If Citroen and GM teamed up. How would that fit with the Buick and Opel sharing of interior and exterior designs?

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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    Quote Originally Posted by InvictaMan View Post
    I don't recall the word "replace" being written.
    Well, alright.
    Buick's shouldn't really be luxury/sporty. Unless it replaces Cadillac, then it can have a luxury performance trims of some models....like Cadillac does w/the V-series.
    But the latter isn't likely to happen.


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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    I like that a lot... V12 would be awesome for that and turn it into a flagship.
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    These cars are cheap French stuff, The GM Renault Alliance is for things like Chevrolet sail and buying Aluminum

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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSabre View Post
    Well, alright.
    Buick's shouldn't really be luxury/sporty.
    Well... based on your comments, you strike me as a person who appreciates historic precedents. Historically, Cadillac was the formal luxury division, and Buick was the sporty luxury division. Then Buick had to sacrifice to save Oldsmobile, and they were given the "sporty" designation to play on the 442 build. The differentiation between Olds and Buick became very cloudy, so Buick took the more formal route. Unfortunately Olds ended badly. Interesting how things changed when it came time reinvent and save Cadillac. Poor Buick just can't get a break.

    I personally feel there is room for every division to have sport variants. With three divisions now, the water is not so murky and each has its own style that appeals to a diverse market. Truth be told, there are more customers out there that can afford a Buick over a Caddy, so it would be foolish to not give them a product that fits their desires at a price point that fits their wallets.
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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    Quote Originally Posted by InvictaMan View Post
    Well... based on your comments, you strike me as a person who appreciates historic precedents. Historically, Cadillac was the formal luxury division, and Buick was the sporty luxury division. Then Buick had to sacrifice to save Oldsmobile, and they were given the "sporty" designation to play on the 442 build. The differentiation between Olds and Buick became very cloudy, so Buick took the more formal route. Unfortunately Olds ended badly. Interesting how things changed when it came time reinvent and save Cadillac. Poor Buick just can't get a break.

    I personally feel there is room for every division to have sport variants. With three divisions now, the water is not so murky and each has its own style that appeals to a diverse market. Truth be told, there are more customers out there that can afford a Buick over a Caddy, so it would be foolish to not give them a product that fits their desires at a price point that fits their wallets.
    I have never viewed Buick as a sporty luxury division/brand.
    Granted they had the GS trim in the 60's & the GN/GNX.

    Giving all GM brands sporty models isn't a good idea.
    It unfocuses the brands that don't need them at all.
    GM's brands need to be focused a bit more than they are now.

    Cadillac needs the V-series to compete w/the performance trims from BMW/MB/etc.
    Buick is understated luxury & should remain so. No sporty models necessary.
    Chevy has become a family/economy brand & should strictly be so, thus no more Camaro/Corvette(which should be spun off unto itself) or "SS" anything.
    *A resurrected Pontiac would serve as the sporty/performance brand/division.....as it should be.

    GM should be run as if it was one brand w/the "sub-brands" of Chevrolet, *Pontiac, Buick, GMC & Cadillac, each focused on particular segments/niches(if any) as part of their mission & identity.

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    Re: Buick Metropolis (Park Avenue Replacement)

    wow, that'd make an interesting buick

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