If you were looking for at least one wild-ass auto show rumor to see you through the weekend, look no further: Bloomberg (via AutoGuide) is reporting that Buick may show “a sporty coupe concept” this weekend prior to the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.
The sports car, reported to be “about the size of the Chevrolet Camaro,” is expected to debut Sunday night. AutoGuide is now speculating that model will be called — drum roll, please — Grand National!
Many speculated (us included) that the surprise Buick model would be a redesigned Enclave crossover. That speculation makes a fair bit of sense when you consider GMC is also pipped to reveal an all-new Acadia. However, considering the lack of leaking evidence to support the Enclave hypothesis, and now a supposed inside source speaking to Bloomberg on the reveal plans, a “sporty coupe” seems to be a valid option.
(After all, General Motors needs to amortize that Alpha platform somehow, and the Cadillac ATS isn’t pulling its weight.)
The original Grand National — along with the related Turbo-T, T-Type and GNX models — were built from 1982 until the end of the second-generation Regal in 1987, skipping a year in 1983.
Buick will reveal the mystery model alongside the Chinese-built Envision crossover Sunday night.