Sunday, October 23, 2016

Best selling Buick models in the USA



Buick is a well known American car brand owned by General Motors. Formerly known as the Buick Motor Company, the brand has been a fundamental part of the General Motors’ establishment right since 1908. Interestingly, before General Motors came into being, its founder William C. Durant was one of Buick’s major investors and also the brand’s General Manager.

Buick has always been seen as a premium vehicle brand that sells luxury cars. In fact, the company markets the brand as ‘affordable luxury’. To give you an idea, Buick can be seen as being above the company’s mainstream brands such as Chevrolet, but a notch below the Cadillac. Buick vehicles are sold across the globe with USA and China being two major markets. Historically, Buick has been seen as a car for the older generation with its large size and conventional design. However, over the last few years, the brand has introduced sedans and SUVs to cater to the younger audience as well. As a result, the brand has also enjoyed some of its best sales numbers over the last few years.

This article looks at the best selling Buick models in the USA. The table below gives an overview of the sales figures for the Buick brand for the last few years

Model
2013
2014
2015
2016 (till September)
Encore
31,956
48,892
67,549
56,484
Enclave
60,534
62,300
62,081
40,703
Verano
45,527
43,743
31,886
25,368
Lacrosse
48,798
51,468
42,035
19,829
Regal
18,685
22,560
19,504
15,461
Envision
--
--
--
6,126
Cascada
--
--
--
5,796

The Buick Encore is the best selling model in the United States this year followed by the Buick Enclave. Both these cars fall in the SUV segment and comprise more than 50% of the brand’s total sales volumes.

The Encore is the most fuel efficient compact crossover SUV in the market and comes with a host of luxury features such as power-controlled driver’s seat, active noise cancellation to counter the engine noise and sound-proof cabin. The Enclave, on the other hand, is known for its higher seating capacity, large 19-inch wheels for better control and a host of other customizable luxury features.


This year, the Verano has become the best selling Buick in St. Louis in the sedan category. With 6-speed manual transmission and turbocharged engine for a power-packed drive, this car outscores the other variants in sales numbers. That said, the Regal also comes with similar features but has, somehow, lost out to the Verano in terms of sales volumes.

This article is reprinted of STLAUTO.com, the St. Louis Auto Site.