Over the next twelve days, Urban Gear Works will be posting a wish list for the auto industry. Here's Day One:
Rear-Wheel-Drive Models from Buick and Lincoln
There are already semi-official whisperings from Buick regarding the revival of the storied Grand National and GNX nameplates. Promises have been made that whatever vehicle wears the badge will be worthy, albeit with four doors instead of the customary two. Purists will wail and gnash their teeth as always, but our wish is that Buick will take a page from Chrysler's recent history and produce an elegant American bruiser a la the Charger and 300, while leaving Cadillac to challenge the likes of AMG and BMW's M division. The future of Lincoln is less clear, but there too have been rumors of a return to RWD architecture. It would be wonderful to see Lincoln once again competitive among America's luxury brands - rear-wheel-drive, Ford's Coyote 5.0 V-8, and homage to Engle-era styling would go a long way to that end.