Buick Renaissance: Yet Another Riviera Teaser?

Buick teases a second concept in as many years. Will GM’s premium brand build it? Rumblings of a surprise Buick reveal just ahead of the press days for the 2016 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) suddenly grew loud on Sunday morning. GM’s premium brand had not only … Read more

Buick Forecast: Bright With New Models Due

Projecting the near-term future of GM’s premium marque. This Opel Cascada may someday become a Buick. GM’s Buick marque finds itself in a unique position among premium brands. Its two closest domestic competitors for years were Mercury and Chrysler, but the former brand is now defunct and the latter brand … Read more

Cars and Coffee Fayetteville: March 2014

A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts in Cumberland County, NC. A rare Fisker Karma makes a Cars and Coffee appearance. The Fisker’s owner plans to convert the car to a gasoline-only model when the EV system dies. What a difference a day makes. Friday was wet and cold, with snow … Read more

Expanding Buick by Revisiting Opel

The Buick brand is 110-years-old. Does Riviera have a future in Buick? Until GM killed off Saturn, Opel was the product partner for the planetary brand. With Saturn out of the way, Buick has taken over that spot with its Regal sedan representing its current and only Opel-derived offering. Yes, … Read more

Will This Buick Riviera Concept Become a Reality?

Buick just cannot lose the Riviera model name. No surprise there as the Buick Riviera is one of the most heralded appellations in the Buick brand’s 110-year history. Auto Shanghai 2013 At Auto Shanghai 2013, Buick took the wraps off of the latest iteration of a Riviera concept, what Buick … Read more

Buick Aspirations and the Opel Cascada

GM’s Buick brand will get two new redesigned models later this year as both the larger LaCrosse and midsize Regal sedans will drop cover this month at the New York International Auto Show. Buick sales continue to rise, the average age of Buick owners is falling and the brand has … Read more