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Buick hints at flagship sedan with Avenir concept

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Buick signaled the direction for a possible flagship sedan with the introduction Sunday of the Avenir concept featuring a new grille and other new styling cues.... Read More »

Buick goes topless with Cascada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Buick is getting its first convertible since the Reatta 25 years ago, an effort to inject some fun into a lineup that's been rebuilt with a stable of core models. On the eve of the auto show here, Buick unveiled the 2016 Cascada, a rebadged version of the identically named Opel droptop that debuted in Europe last year. It's the latest example of cross-pollination between GM brands.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Buick stand goes from crickets to glitz under Aldred's direction

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

Buick is breaking away from Chevrolet and showroom sibling GMC to stake out separate ground on the 2015 Detroit auto show floor.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Buick displaces broccoli

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

Buick vs. broccoli. The all-new Cascada convertible vs. carrots.... Read More »

GM reaps booming truck, crossover sales for best December since 2007

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

GM rode surging demand for trucks and a 20-percent-off promotion to a 19 percent jump in U.S. sales last month, its strongest December since 2007.... Read More »

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An ad campaign delivers big

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

The Envision will fill the vast hole in Buick's crossover lineup between the petite Encore and prodigious Enclave, though it's unlikely to arrive in showrooms before late 2015.... Read More »

GM’s revamped truck lineup fuels 6% advance

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

General Motors rode red-hot truck sales and a big month from its Buick-GMC channel to a 6 percent sales increase in November.... Read More »

Chevy eyes Buick's regional ad style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2014

Chevy's approach to its so-called Tier 2 advertising, under which regional dealer groups pool money to buy ads, is in something of a transition.... Read More »

Mercedes, Mini top J.D. Power sales satisfaction rankings

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

Mercedes-Benz ranked highest in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study released today. For a fifth consecutive year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands, with a score of 727.... Read More »

GM to cut 160 jobs at small-car plant near Detroit

11:38 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014

General Motors is laying off 160 workers and trimming production at the assembly plant where it makes the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano amid weaker-than-expected demand for the small cars.... Read More »

GM volume edges up on strong trucks, weak crossovers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

GM's pickups and SUVs stayed hot in October, but weaker demand for crossovers and cars resulted in flat overall sales for the month. GM's retail sales fell 2 percent, while deliveries to fleet customers rose 6 percent. Overall, sales totaled 226,819, up 0.2 percent from a year earlier.... Read More »

Monza to set tone for next Buick Regal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2014

The next-generation Opel Insignia -- which will be rebadged as the next Buick Regal sedan for the U.S. -- will be more premium and take styling cues from the lithe Monza concept car that Opel revealed in 2013.... Read More »

GM deliveries advance 19%; biggest jump in 3 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

GM's sales rose 19 percent in September, its largest year-over-year gain in three years, to 223,437, with full-size pickups accounting for more than half of the increase. GM's fleet sales rose 30 percent, while its total retail sales increased 17 percent. By segment, retail sales declined 1 percent for GM's lineup of cars and crossovers but surged 48 percent for trucks and SUVs.... Read More »

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

BLOG: 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 »

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