European cars are becoming increasingly more influential on cars in the US market. It’s not a recent trend, but it’s been picking up noticeably in the past few years. A lot of cars in the American market are picking up on cues and design ideas from their European cousins.
One of the more recent Euro-inspired developments is the Opel Monza’s future influence on Buick’s Regal concept. While a lot of the stand-out design schemes aren’t being transferred over, a number of the other ideas that make the Monza stylish will be incorporated into the Regal.
Here’s where it gets a little confusing. The chief of the Opel, Karl-Thomas Neumann, says that the next time we see the Monza it will be as the Opel Insignia, but in the states it will be known as the Buick Regal. So if you see the Insignia in European car news, you are going to be looking at what will likely be the design for the Buick Regal, save for a few potential design tweaks for the US market.
Warsaw Buick GMC is happy to see the two halves of the Western world collide to create even cooler cars for the future market. For more views into the world of Buick’s future design work, be sure to check out our future blogs!
During the month of September, Buick total sales rose 12 percent in comparison to the same period last year. It was largely a two-model show as the Buick Encore and Enclave accounted for about half of the brand’s individual and total sales.
With retail sales reporting a 38 percent increase, the Encore continued its nine-month growth streak. The small SUV has led its segment in sales for the past six months, quite a feat for such a competitive class.
The larger Buick Enclave posted its best September sales in three years. Year over year, the SUV’s sales increased by 21 percent.
“Despite the difference in size, both Encore and Enclave deliver the core attributes – style, comfort, quality and value – customers expect in a modern Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, Buick’s vice president of marketing. “Thanks to the success of our ‘Experience the New Buick’ campaign, consumers continue to discover these qualities are available in a Buick that truly fits their needs.”
Buick’s Verano and redesigned Regal also contributed to the brand’s sales growth.
September was a good month for Buick. We at Warsaw Buick GMC look forward to continued sales growth throughout the rest of the year.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Consumer Reports, the nation’s premier customer advocacy publication, has recommended the 2014 Buick Regal over competing premium sedans, including the BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
CR gave almost identical scores to the recently redesigned Regal, the BMW 328i and the Mercedes-Benz C250. What made the Regal stand out? The fact that is cost thousands of dollars less than its foreign competitors.
“The Regal is a thoroughly developed and satisfying mid-sized sports sedan that’s more reminiscent of a German sports car than the softly sprung luxo-barges that Buick was once known for,” said Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing of CR.
CR also found that the new Regal has greater fuel efficiency and is quicker than the previous model, thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Regal also beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test.
To get European-style luxury for thousands of dollars less from an American manufacturer, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today and check out the highly recommended 2014 Buick Regal.
Long gone are the days of trying to decipher which direction to go while pouring over a heavily-creased paper map. You can also say goodbye to trying to find a decent radio station while travelling in the middle of the wilderness.
Buick is excited to bring families the road trip of the future with its built-in OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. This technology, available on the 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Verano, Regal, and Encore will bring travelling into the modern world and will turn your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot that will allow up to seven devices to connect at once.
“Technology really has changed the way we travel today,” said David Lorenz, marketing manager, Pure Michigan, in a statement. “Travelers are looking for easy access to information and they don’t necessarily just want that in advance of travel. Applications like OnStar and other technologies allow people to make quick, last-minute changes to their itinerary.”
Now, you don’t have to scour travel guides and try to plan every step of your trip weeks in advance. With this 4G LTE connectivity, you can find something new and different while on the go.