My & Your Ideal Buick Lineup 2.0
Feedback, Thoughts Wanted!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.