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    Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

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    The idea of a big, rear-drive Buick sedan could be revived if GM decides to hand the Cadillac CT6's Omega platform to the near-luxury brand.Continue reading Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen
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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    If the CT6 is already short on room, can the platform be extended or otherwise altered to give the Buick the room it would need?

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

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    NEW YORK -- Now that General Motors has christened its large, rear-wheel-drive platform (code-named Omega) with the debut of the Cadillac CT6 sedan, what other cars might go onto that same foundation?

    A flagship Buick is one, says GM product chief Mark Reuss. But not right now.

    “Not yet,” Reuss answered when asked at the auto show here this month whether an Omega-based Buick was in the cards. “We’re working on that.”

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom Diva View Post
    If the CT6 is already short on room, can the platform be extended or otherwise altered to give the Buick the room it would need?
    I do believe Cadillac is planning on stretching the platform for a larger "flagship" vehicle. This isn't the "flagship" anymore since they fell short of their original mark - as usual...

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    The Buick version of a large RWD sedan would be salable here and as a replacement for the Holden Statesman-based Park Avenue in China. Heck, the Pontiac G8 in three performance levels was just starting to catch on here when Pontiac got axed. Chevy decided to go with the performance-only version in its Chevy SS. The Park Avenue on the zeta platform uses the V/6 and does quite well (relatively speaking) in China, but I think that platform is done within a couple years.

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Is the Pontiac G8/Chevrolet SS bigger than the LaCrosse?

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    Is the Pontiac G8/Chevrolet SS bigger than the LaCrosse?
    Off the top of my head, no. I think it is about 5" shorter (196" vs 201 or something like that, I didn't look it up). The Caprice is the stretched LWB version that would be more the LaCrosse's size. A Buick sharing the platform would spread costs and could improve parts support in the United States for the police package Caprice.

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Perhaps by time I'm looking for another vehicle in 4 years Buick will have a RWD performance offering (assuming relatively low gas prices/availability). Will it be in my budget or will I be forced elsewhere, that's the unknown.

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom Diva View Post
    Off the top of my head, no. I think it is about 5" shorter (196" vs 201 or something like that, I didn't look it up). The Caprice is the stretched LWB version that would be more the LaCrosse's size. A Buick sharing the platform would spread costs and could improve parts support in the United States for the police package Caprice.
    Where would it fit in the lineup?

    Quote Originally Posted by stoopid View Post
    Perhaps by time I'm looking for another vehicle in 4 years Buick will have a RWD performance offering (assuming relatively low gas prices/availability). Will it be in my budget or will I be forced elsewhere, that's the unknown.
    I wonder if GM would avoid offering a RWD performance car for Buick because of Cadillac...

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    I wonder if GM would avoid offering a RWD performance car for Buick because of Cadillac...
    They might, but I'll take AWD too. I'm not picky.

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    Where would it fit in the lineup?
    You seem to be the one who is seeking a large RWD flagship for the brand. Well, there is a large RWD plaform for you to use.

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Quote Originally Posted by stoopid View Post
    They might, but I'll take AWD too. I'm not picky.
    Yeah, wishful thinking...

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom Diva View Post
    You seem to be the one who is seeking a large RWD flagship for the brand. Well, there is a large RWD plaform for you to use.
    Yeah, I do. I want the Avenir or something like it. I don't really feel the LaCrosse is an appropriate Buick flagship. However, I have a feeling the next LaCrosse is going to have some Avenir in it - and if it grows a little - it would be fine...

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    Re: Reuss says Cadillac CT6-based Buick could happen

    Well, the LaCrosse should share a family styling resemblance with the flagship, even if the LaCrosse is not considered upscale enough or that it can be upscale enough to be considered a flagship. That said, I can support the idea of a flagship above the LaCrosse, and going the route of a modern Q45 or LS400 is one that I can see making its niche. It wouldn't step on Cadillac by trying to offer everything and it would differentiate itself from the Koreans with finer materials, craftsmanship, and attention to detail (even if fewer bells and whistles)... quality opulence Buick has been known to represent.

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