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My & Your Ideal Buick Lineup 2.0​


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Here is my second lineup, Buick! For this Buick thread, though, I am combining the My Ideal Buick Lineup and the Your Ideal Buick Lineup threads together. So, on top of giving your input, I encourage you to post YOUR ideal Buick lineup in this thread, too! Let the games begin!

Verano $25,900-$31,000
Platform: Delta II
Engine: 185 HP 2.5L, 250 HP turbo 1.8L, 200 HP/300 TQ diesel 2.3L, Electric
For a MCE update, the Verano receives more than just a basic minor facelift - it receives heavy doses of exterior changes. While it remains within the Buick design theme, it has been updated to look much more upscale, with a much better profile view. Interior wise, small improvements in material help carry the vehicle further along, while more standard and option features are included, such as the Buick MyTouch system with a 120 gigabyte built-in hard drive. Likewise, like with the Chevrolet MyTouch, an app for your phone and tablet, as well as a computer program for both PC and Mac, enables you to wirelessly sync movies, music, and other files between the devise and the car. In addition, working with OnStar and the cars central computer, it can alert you to thinks needing your attention - upcoming maintenance, low tires or gas, or major problems with the car for example. Buick AdvanceControl AWD system, which can put up to 85% of the power to any individual wheel, is standard. The eight-speed dual-clutch automated manual is standard on all engines.

Regal $27,995-$38,950
Platform: SWB Epsilon II
Engine: 185 HP 2.5L, 250 HP turbo 1.8L, 300 HP turbo 2.0L, 2.5L/electric hybrid
The Regal gets updated with a 180 gig MyTouch system, improved interior materials, and more standard and optional features, included heated and cooled front and rear seats and reclining rear seats. Performance, however, is extremely important for this vehicle, and the GS takes that to the next level. Already a capable performer, the GS gets enhanced, multisetting suspension oriented towards performance. The three settings, Comfort, Standard, and Sport, control the suspension, but also control the transmission, throttle input, and steering to offer a well-rounded performance. The GS also gets the 300 HP turbo 2.0L standard. AdvanceControl is standard on all trim levels.

LaCrosse $32,495-$43,995
Platform: Epsilon II
Engine: 250 HP turbo 1.8L, 360 HP 3.6L HO, 3.6L/electric hybrid
The LaCrosse was a fantastic car, and this update makes things much further. A heavily revised interior offers far greater interior ergonomics and materials. The exterior has evolutionary updates that keeps the vehicle quite fresh, but retains what makes it such a striking and handsome vehicle. The Sapphire model takes things even further, essentially taking the GL concept another step further. Nearly every surface is covered in leather and suede, with real aluminum and wood mixed with a deep blue ambient lighting accenting gorgeous interior.
The Sapphire model, being Buick's new highest luxury edition, also includes a 180 gig MyTouch, versus the standard 120 gig system, while heated, cooled, and massaging front and rear sets come standard. Power reclining rear seats, and 12-way power adjustable front seats are also standard. AdvanceControl AWD, like on all other Buick's, is standard on all trim levels as well.

Electra $44,495-$56,995
Platform: LWB Epsilon II
Engine: 360 HP 3.6L HO, 3.6L/electric hybrid
The Electra is the range-topper sedan, a full-sized, high-style luxury sedan that offers some surprising performance given its luxury and features. One of the best performance/comfort balances in the industry, Buick's version of MagneticRide Control, called IntelliRide, allows for the vehicle to corner well while still offering plenty of ride comfort. However, a three-setting selection system allows IntelliRide to focus more on a specific intended ride. Select from Comfort, Standard, or Sport will set the suspension bias towards one end of the spectrum or the other. or a perfectly in-the-middle setting. The Sapphire puts the likes of Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes on notice by offering top-rung levels of features and luxury.
The Sapphire offers up a 250 gig MyTouch against the standard 180 gigs, while features such as headed, cooled, massaging seats go all around. Back seat riders have two settings, a three-person bench or the optional twin captains chairs. While the bench seats recline, the two captains chairs include rising footrests.

Riviera $66,495-$74,995
Platform: Zeta
Engine: 420 HP 5.3L, 465 HP 5.7L
This car offers no apologizes - it a big, stylish, luxurious, powerful coupe that gives Buick a true halo vehicle. One that commands respect, no matter who you one. A vehicle that controls the road like nobody else. While Bentley has its Continental GT, Buick has the Riviera. High style, this car offers a true world-conquering American alternative to the big European luxury coupes on the market today with excessive levels of luxury, features, quality, and, yes, performance. IntelliRide reads the road more than 5 million times per second to offer the smoothest ride, yet at the same moment the most precise handling of any Buick ever.

Encore $31,900-$42,550
Platform: Theta II
Engine: 250 HP turbo 1.8L, 360 HP 3.6L HO, 2.5L/Electric Hybrid
The Encore offers shocking style that grabs your attention, much as the Enclave did when it first arrived on the scene. The little crossover might be small, but it is chock full of features and luxury. A standard 120 gig MyTouch, AdvanceControl, and IntelliControl are among the many features standard in this crossover that offers an excellent balance of comfort and performance. Hybrid is optional.

Enclave $49,900-$62,450
Platform: Lambda II
Engine: 360 HP 3.6L HO, 3.6L/Electric Hybrid
A new Lambda is brought out, and while the design is heavily revamped and clearly all-new, the Enclave is an evolutionary step forward. Two engines are now available, with a standard 360 HP 3.6L. The typical Buick M.O. abounds - tremendous amounts of features, all-out luxury, an interior shaming the Europeans, and a wonderful comfort-performance balance. Standard 250 gig MyTouch as well as AdvanceControl and IntelliControl set this up to be one of the worlds premier luxury crossovers. The Enclave targets full-sized luxury crossovers such as the Audi Q7, and does so successfully. The Sapphire ups the level several notches, bringing this vehicle to a truly world-class level.
 

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Buick Engine Lineup
  • Ecotec 2.5 (2)
    Buick Verano​
    Buick Regal​
  • Ecotec 1.8t (4)
    Buick Verano​
    Buick Regal​
    Buick LaCrosse​
    Buick Encore​
  • Ecotec 2.0t (1)
    Buick Regal​
  • Mightytec 2.3TD (2)
    Buick Verano​
    Buick Regal​
  • LFX2 3.6 HO (4)
    Buick LaCrosse​
    Buick Electra​
    Buick Encore​
    Buick Enclave​
  • LX1 5.3 (1)
    Buick Riviera​
  • LX2 5.7 (1)
    Buick Riviera​


Buick Platform Lineup
  • Delta II (1)
    Buick Verona​
  • SWB Epsilon II (1)
    Buick Regal​
  • Epsilon II (1)
    Buick LaCrosse​
  • LWB Epsilon II (1)
    Buick Electra​
  • Zeta (1)
    Buick Riviera​
  • Theta II (1)
    Buick Encore​
  • Lambda II (1)
    Buick Enclave​
 

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Yeah, that was a typo lol just fixed it :) thanks!
 

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If GM just handed me the reigns to Buick this very moment ...

Verano
Work towards offering a GS trim. At the midlife facelift, the 1.6T can replace the 2.4L in the pursuit of superior fuel economy and better overall performance.

Regal
At the midlife facelift, the 2.5L replaces the 2.4L. Work towards offering a 2.5L/eAssist. The 2.0T upgrades to the GS' numbers. The GS receives Active 4x4 and the LFX with a 1K price increase. More colors are offered inside and out as well.

LaCrosse
Pretty much held over as is until its successor arrives. The next generation will focus on weight reduction while maintaining interior room and increasing trunk volume. A GL Concept brought to reality would make a nice range topper for it.

Roadmaster
Buick-ified version of the VF Caprice. It would wear a classy, sleek Buick body with a unique interior. A V-6 and V-8 should both be options, as would AWD. The RWD V-6's base price would exceed 40,000 USD and an AWD V-8 may approach 50K. The VF Commodore would be the supposed Chevy Zeta that's coming.

Riviera
Based on the concept car from several years ago, this beauty would be based on the VF Commodore but sized appropriately. A V-6 and V-6 turbo could be offered with the latter potentially reviving the legendary Grand National nameplate with the NA V-6 being the "Riviera".

Encore
Should be a mini-Enclave with the 2.5L and 2.0T, 6AT across the board, and standard FWD with AWD as an option.

Enclave
Its facelift should include some revised styling, an improved interior, and the LFX.

That's a good starter for Buick and hopefully all of that could happen by mid-decade.
 

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Some minor tweaks, namely to the Enclave, have been made.
 

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Here's my lineup. I love the brand, but approach it from a more "modern" perspective, with smaller vehicles and no large RWD:

Avant
Styling just like the concept. 1.4T, Mini competitor.


Verano
Similar to what Amphibian said. Try for not-ugly styling on the next redesign.

Regal
Drop the NA I4 option, offer only eAssist, Turbo, and GS. Add XWD to the GS. Bring in a two-tone/multi-toned interior using more grays to lighten things up while keeping a modern style. Bring over the wagon.

LaCrosse
Stay the same for now. Next redesign, XTS becomes the new LaCrosse. Try to lower the beltline a touch.

Riviera
Head-on A5 competitor on Alpha. Styling based on the concept. Coupe and convertible only, soft top is OK if its as good as the A5's. Dimensions a bit larger than an equivalent ATS coupe (think A5 vs 3 series). AWD on the vert, let it be an all-weather option so the Buick target customer doesn't have to own an ***** fleet. 2.0T base, 3.0T upgrade. Interior on the level of the ATS, including real wood, but with a softer Buick design feel.

If you can't tell, this is one of my dream cars.


Encore
Just the Verano in crossover form, same engine lineup. AWD available.

Enclave
Noticeably lowered compared to other Lambdas. Sleeker, less bulbous styling. Become more Flex-ified, or more like a Lincoln MKT done properly. Interior on the XTS level. Default eAssist, optional two-mode hybrid.
 

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Updates have been made to some V6 and V8 engine choices.
 
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