|Buick's transformation continues with the introduction of the 2006 Lucerne. The Lucerne replaces the LeSabre, a Buick nameplate since 1958. To create the sedan, Buick re-engineered the LeSabre platform and restyled the body. The interior also is new. The Lucerne will offer something not seen in Buick cars for 10 years: a V8 engine.
GM to decide fate of Envoy XUV, Bonneville by end of the year
RICK KRANZ | Automotive News
Posted Date: 1/21/05
General Motors will decide in the next three months whether to drop the Pontiac Bonneville at the end of the 2005 model year.
Also, the automaker likely will decide within six months the future of the GMC Envoy XUV, a slow-selling SUV that features a large, power-operated sliding roof over the cargo area.
The Bonneville decision is driven by the expansion of the Pontiac model line and the introduction of the 2006 Buick Lucerne, the replacement for the Buick LeSabre. Under GM's retail channel strategy, the automaker is pushing combined Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealerships to reduce product overlap.