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Buick-badged droptop looks just like sporty Opel Cascada, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
Buick dealers recently were given a sneak peek of a Buick-badged Opel Cascada convertible, which is slated for a U.S. launch in late 2015 as a '16 model.... Read More »

 

Higher truck deliveries offset GM's weak car volume

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2014
GM's August sales were bad for market share but good for the bottom line. GM's deliveries last month fell 1 percent, as booming sales of the company's redesigned pickups and SUVs -- its most profitable models -- were offset by weaker crossover volume and another rough month for Cadillac.... Read More »

 

The marketing move behind Buick's big year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred believes that the ad campaign that's been running since March just might be starting to do something that a lineup of handsome sheet metal could not: transform Buick's old-fogey image. Aldred is doubling down with the release this week of several more spots, each featuring people who can't wrap their heads around the fact that they're looking at a Buick.... Read More »

 

Buick lifts cover on Envision crossover in China

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2014
General Motors has taken the wraps off a new midsize Buick crossover in China amid growing evidence that the vehicle is destined for showrooms in the United States.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Eurofication of Buick lineup continues with … an imported Regal?

1:51 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2014
The Buick Regal already is the most Euro-looking vehicle in Buick's lineup. In a few years, it might literally be European.... Read More »

 

Buick's Envision

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Buick last week previewed the Envision crossover, center, a vehicle developed specifically for China, though sources say a U.S. version will be ready in the second half of 2015 as a '16 model.... Read More »

 

Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind the BMW 328i but high enough to easily top the magazine's road test scores for the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans.... Read More »

 

Buick due to add crossover, dose of fun

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Coming off a quiet 2014 -- with no new vehicle launches -- Buick will get busy next year by adding a mid-sized crossover, a potential volume model slotted between the tiny Encore and jumbo Enclave.... Read More »

 

Acura sponsoring Tiger Woods Foundation

1:54 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
American Honda's Acura division has signed a three-year agreement to support the Tiger Woods Foundation and three related golf tournaments associated with the star golfer's educational efforts.... Read More »

 

Buick lets blue hair down

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
With a changing product mix that now includes a turbocharged sports sedan and a compact crossover, Buick is diversifying its marketing approach, venturing into advertising media that are popular with young, connected millennials.... Read More »

 

China's untapped boomtowns

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Across China, enormous cities wait as virtually untapped markets for international makes.... Read More »

 

THE GM RECALL

GM dealers grapple with stop-sale orders on busy weekend

12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors dealers are heading into one of their busiest weekends of the year unable to deliver some of their most popular vehicles: large crossovers.... Read More »

 

Buick-GMC boss dives into the nitty-gritty

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As Vauxhall managing director from 2010 to 2013, new Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred helped to reverse years of sliding retail market share. Now he has been given the chance to think big.... Read More »

 

Buick joins race to make backup cameras standard

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Buick, joining other brands in getting ahead of a new U.S. regulatory requirement, said last week it will make backup cameras standard on all 2015 models.... Read More »

 

Buick joins list of brands making backup cameras standard before U.S. deadline

4:14 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
General Motors' Buick brand, following others in getting ahead of a new federal safety requirement, said today it will make backup cameras standard on all 2015 models.... Read More »

 

GM recalls 2014 Malibus, LaCrosses

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
General Motors is recalling 8,208 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans for a problem with the front brake assembly, the company's fifth recall in the last two weeks.... Read More »

 

Dodge, Land Rover, Lamborghini draw youngest new-vehicle buyers, IHS report says

2:58 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Dodge attracted the youngest U.S. buyers among nonluxury brands in 2013, with nearly 15 percent of its new-vehicle customers age 25 to 34, a report by IHS Automotive says. On the luxury and exotic side, Land Rover and Lamborghini buyers were the youngest, with an average age of 47.9 years.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Chevy enters small crossover segment with the Trax

7:00 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Chevrolet is adding the Trax to its lineup in the United States, making it the latest brand to enter the budding market for petite crossovers. The 2015 Trax was unveiled Tuesday, on the eve of the New York auto show.... Read More »

 

Cadillac, Buick top service satisfaction rankings for 1st time

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Cadillac overtook Lexus to top a survey of customer satisfaction with luxury dealership service departments, giving General Motors twin victories in a study by JD Power and Associates. Buick led the mainstream category, ahead of GMC and Chevrolet in the top five.... Read More »

 

GM's March sales gain 4% with boost from big pickups

4:55 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Aided by increased sales of full-sized pickups, General Motors' U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 4 percent in March from a year earlier to 256,047 units. GM said that its retail sales were up 7 percent and that it had gained retail market share.... Read More »

 

Opel will build a Buick for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
General Motors' Opel unit said it will build a Buick model for the United States at its plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Opel said production will begin in the "second half of the decade" without naming the model.... Read More »

 

Buick's new 'no geezermobiles' pitch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Buick last week introduced another commercial that tries to convince people that its vehicles aren't made for the blue-haired set. But this time it enlisted the help of a few blue-hairs.... Read More »

 

Opel will build Buicks in Germany for U.S.

March 28, 2014 12:37 CET
Opel said it will build a Buick model for the United States at a plant in Germany. It said production would begin in the second half of the decade without naming the model. Opel also said it will stop exporting vehicles to China.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

New twist: Using old folks to help Buick's image

3:21 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
Buick will introduce a commercial this week that will try to convince consumers once again that its vehicles aren't made for the blue-haired set. But this time it will enlist the help of, well, a few blue hairs.... Read More »

 

GM slips as big pickups fall, cars and crossovers rise

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to post a decline in full-sized pickup sales last month, overshadowing gains for its cars and crossovers.... Read More »

 

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