If you look at the situation on today’s market, it’s obvious that crossovers are dominating. Therefore, many experts presume that sedans will vanish in the near future. Companies like Ford already dropped such models and put the focus on crossovers. However, Buick thinks differently. This company is about to bring one more famous nameplate back, the 2021 Buick Grand National. The new model is expected to come as a flagship version of the current-generation Regal.
Even if sedans lose their share completely, this company still doesn’t have to worry, considering that such models are still very popular in China, which is definitely the most important market for this GM brand. At this point, it is just a speculation and we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a dose of the reserve, despite many reports suggest the new 2021 Buick Grand National might arrive already in the next year.
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Buick Grand National is still based on rumors, so we can only speculate about it at the moment. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the original version. Like many other carmakers, Buick also uses good old nameplates in order to get more buyers. The original Grand National came to the market way back in 1982, as a special edition of the second-generation Regal. Compared to the standard model, it came with various distinctive styling details, while further updates also brought a new engine and various other upgrades. Yearly updates were an integral part of this model, which was in production until 1988. Three decades later, we expect to see this nameplate back.
2021 Buick Grand National Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, there is no doubt that the 2021 Buick Grand National will be heavily based on the current generation of Regal. This sedan came to the market recently and it seems pretty fresh for bigger modifications. We presume that the GS trim will be used as the basis for the new model. This particular version comes with various exclusive features, including a V6 engine, AWD and various styling details, both inside and outside.
The new 2021 Buick Grand National would come with further upgrades, though we don’t expect too many mechanical modifications. Certain suspension tweaks are possible but we definitely don’t expect to see anything significant. On the other side, the new model should come with various styling details, particularly in terms of a new body kit, which includes new bumpers and possibly a rear spoiler. Moreover, we count on things like new color options, wheels and more.
Exclusive features are expected on the inside as well. Of course, they probably won’t be that significant, but new color schemes and additional features are something we can definitely count on. We presume that a flat-bottom steering wheel from the GS model will carry one, but we could also see new front seats.
Still, the overall layout will remain pretty much the same. You may count on the same overall cabin layout. This means you may count on a pretty spacious cabin, which features two comfortable rows of seats. The amount of leg and headroom could be better, but materials should definitely be better, so this might be one of the aspects that can bring improvements in the new 2021 Buick Grand National. Of course, dimensions will definitely remain the same, so you may count on the same cargo capacity, which is bigger than most cargo areas from rivals.
2021 Buick Grand National Engine
If you look at the Regal’s lineup, you can see two quite potent engines. Base models feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers around 250 horsepower. Still, an optional V6 definitely feels better. It is a familiar 3.6-liter V6 unit, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This engine definitely seems like a better choice for this occasion. Moreover, many reports suggest we could see an additional power boost for this occasion.
Of course, we count on the same 9-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel driver should be standard as well. When it comes to fuel economy, this engine returns around 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. These are slightly below-average numbers, but our bigger worry is actually the fact that this engine requires premium gasoline.
2021 Buick Grand National Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Buick Grand National is just a rumor at the moment. The company is still quiet on this matter so, despite many reports suggest its arrival, there is still a big question mark. If this happens, we presume that the new model should arrive already in the next year. Some reports suggest a price tag of around 45.000 dollars.