Owned by General Motors, Buick is one of this country's oldest brands, with a rich tradition of innovation that dates back more than a century. Though long known for catering to retirement-age customers with its full-size sedans, the automaker's lineup now includes SUVs and sport sedans designed to bring younger buyers into the showrooms of Buick dealers.
The company was founded in 1903 by David Dunbar Buick, a Scottish industrialist. He built his first car in 1904; called the Model B, it had a two-cylinder engine with an advanced-for-its-time overhead-valve cylinder head design. In 1907, Buick unveiled its first four-cylinder production car, dubbed the Model D. The following year, the Flint, Michigan-based Buick Motor Company was bought by William C. Durant as part of a new company called General Motors. By 1914, all Buicks were built with six-cylinder engines and purchased primarily by upper-class professionals, thus earning the nickname "doctor's cars."
The manufacturer proved itself a trailblazer in the early 1920s when it introduced four-wheel brakes. This technology had been seen before on custom-built cars, but Buick was the first to figure out how to successfully apply it to mass-produced vehicles. Eight-cylinder Buick cars emerged in the 1930s and became immensely popular; these advanced engines received steady improvements for several years. The '30s also saw Buick's introduction of the industry's first rear turn signal to use a flasher.
Models such as the Estate Wagon and the ever-popular Roadmaster kept Buicks happily ensconced in driveways all across the nation in the 1940s. In 1948, Buick introduced Dynaflow, the first torque converter-type automatic transmission offered in U.S. passenger cars. The 1950s and 1960s witnessed Buick continuing to zoom ahead of the curve; it was among the first to offer vehicles with power brakes and steering, and 12-volt electrical systems. The marque was also behind the introduction of the first American V6 passenger car engine and introduced the Riviera personal luxury coupe in the early '60s.
On the whole, though, Buick had made its name as a manufacturer of stately land yachts such as the Electra 225. To meet the changing times, the automaker downsized its full- and midsize models during the 1970s and began offering compact and midsize sedans for the 1980s. During the latter period and into the '90s, Buick changed things up by introducing the Regal Grand National muscle car and Reatta luxury coupe and convertible. But its core product continued to be luxury sedans aimed at an older audience.
Today, Buick specializes in sedans and crossover SUVs and is modifying its philosophy in the hopes of attracting younger buyers. Luxury and class are still common themes, but newer models have European influences in their handling and ride dynamics. As such, many modern Buicks, such as the compact Verano sedan provide a more entertaining drive and more contemporary styling than people might expect from this "old" nameplate.what does it mean to take someone for granted what does innovate mean what does shifting mean Dy dan how to do three acts tech tips for teachers How to grieve? How to make a tender roast beef in the oven How to find the axis of symmetry? How to play starcraft 2 tips and tricks How to keep dog off couch? How to sign out of icloud? How much is it to rent out a movie theater How to clean a keurig coffee maker? How to draw a princess? How to play pokemon duel tips what does poco mean in spanish what does double yellow lines mean what time does chime direct deposit hit what does afab mean what does standard deviation mean what team does kyrie irving play for How to make coconut milk How to butterfly a chicken breast Which vape juice is best for tricks How to not snore? Movie about a woman who is drinking alot and husband tricks her thunkjng she was kidnapped what does a spleen do Postmates how lomg does it take for tips to appear How to pop someone's back what does sga stand for How to see who stalks your instagram How to get rid of wasps what does the prefix kilo mean what does high bun mean How to do crunches properly? 19 best tricks on how to get rid of headaches How to open master lock 4 digit combination what does hypo mean How to freeze a row in excel? what does redfish taste like What would the tips of short blonde hair look like when dyed blue what does disbursement mean How to stabilize whipped cream? How to help with mood swings in early recovery tips Tips on how to animate anime what are back taxes what does existential mean what time does the sun rise today Movie where a prince tricks american waitress How to sell nfts? How to change steam account name? How to stop caring what people think How to post on nextdoor How to get rid of cotton mouth How to get a social security card? what are the first signs of puberty in a girl what does inscription mean what does santa claus look like what does habibi mean in arabic How to do miracle card tricks vs how to be a magician How to make compost? what does it mean to refinance a car How to write a song lyrics Who sells cap tips for umbrellas How to restore iphone from backup what does apple cider vinegar pills do How long to microwave a potato How to make long island iced tea? Point where it tips How to throw a cast net How to draw a horse head? How to tell if a bone is fractured or bruised What are nooms tricks How long does it take for airpods to charge Best tips for drying up when you're done breastfeeding what does 👃🏼i🍇🍇🍎🌞🍎i🥜🍵🍜🌭i👅 mean what does chick fil a mean What wine goes with steak tips what does mt dew taste like what does hdr mean on a camera Mia khalifa knows how to use her tips what time does sam's club close today Why do.ur fingwr tips get cold what does baffle mean How to play pickleball How to play darts? How to lose weight in face How to get rid of split ends? Tips on how to reach a quiet kindergartener that will not talk Show how card tricks are done How to stretch shoes what does yin and yang mean How to draw a birthday cake How to be a lady? How to call australia from us? what does it mean to How to decorate a christmas tree with ribbon How to fix bloating? what does annulled mean How to do basic butterfly knife tricks what does ftp mean How to get a money order What were some of herry wowdini's tricks what does pink discharge mean what does vigorous mean what is lamentation mean what does simmer mean what does a dry sense of humor mean what does doujinshi mean How to commit to flip tricks How to cook baby bok choy How to write address on package? what does the number 13 mean spiritually How to evolve happiny? what does coarse mean what does assess mean How to make bananas ripen faster What channel on roku carries tv show new tricks How long to cook pasta