Buick has been around for many years and is a staple in the American car industry. What used to be known as your grandmother’s car has been redesigned and now targets a younger market with the additional of SUV’s and sporty sedans.
With a price range that is right for a family’s budget, Buick has reinvented itself and become an option to a whole new demographic. Even with everything you think you know about Buick, here are some fun facts you may not know:
- Buick has produced two vehicles that can hold up to 8 passengers (Enclave & Roadmaster)
- The first Buick to be able to reach 100 miles per hour was appropriately named the Century in 1936.
- The first production Buick was also its shortest model. The 1904 Model B was 17 inches less than the Enclave and had a wheelbase of only 83 inches.
- The legendary 1987 Buick GNX was the fastest car produced by Buick and could go from 0-60 MPH in just 4.6 seconds.
- To date, Buick has produced over 43 million vehicles.
- Buick had two NASCAR titles and six Indy 500 pace cars including the 1939 Roadmaster.
- Buick’s longest car, the 1975 Buick Electra sedan, measured 233.7 inches from bumper to bumper.
- In 2013, 2 Buick Engineers took a 2013 Buick Regal to 162 MPH in a closed course road rally setting a brand record for speed.
- 1938 Y Job, which was drawn by famed designer Harley Earl, is known to be the first concept car.
- In 1961, Buick produced the Flamingo with rotating seats allowing the passenger to do a 180 degree turn.
- Buick produced 37 cars during its first year in 1903.
- Buick built its one millionth vehicle in 1923.
It's clear that Buick is a leader in the automotive industry and continues to be a strong brand today in the market.
You can be sure that with the rich history that Buick has, and the amazing milestones it has set that it will be around for the long haul. Innovation is a clear part of what Buick does well, and you can bet that they will continue to be an innovator in the industry leading the crowd of competitors for years to come.
From sedan and SUV to short lived minivans, Buick stands for strong American quality.