Buick

Buick cracks top 10 on Consumer Reports report card; Acura, Mercedes, Infiniti drop

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015

Buick climbed into the Top 10 while Acura, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz fell hard in the latest report card on reliability and performance from Consumer Reports. Lexus finished No. 1 for the third straight year, ahead of a rising Mazda. Fiat Chrysler's Fiat brand came in last, just below corporate sibling Jeep....
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ANATOMY OF A CONCEPT

Buick's showstopper spans 2 hemispheres

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

How does a concept car go from drawing board to show stand? Most start with a couple-hundred-word design brief, explaining what executives are looking for, how it fits the brand, the size, the concept, the platform …The brief for the stunning Buick Avenir was considerably briefer, just nine words long: “Find a vision for the ultimate expression of Buick.”...
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GM trucks, fleet drive 18% gain; pricing jumps

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Big demand for trucks and a spike in deliveries to fleet customers sent General Motors' January sales up 18 percent from a year ago, the company's best start to a year since 2008....
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Buick ponders more powerful engine option for the Encore

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Buick is considering a more powerful engine option for the Encore as it looks to extend the small crossover's sales success....
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GM is betting on Encore again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

General Motors is sharply boosting Buick Encore production for the U.S., a bet that the petite crossover will continue to sell big despite a slew of coming rivals. GM has expanded production capacity to lift U.S. Encore supply by roughly 50 percent....
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MAKE MEETINGS

Buick-GMC planting seeds for market-share growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

A boost in production of the hot-selling Encore crossover should help Buick achieve a second straight year of market share gains, dealers were told at the Buick-GMC make meeting in San Francisco. GMC also is looking to gain share, as General Motors' truck brand enters the year with an overhauled lineup of pickups and SUVs, eased production constraints and the tailwind of $2 gasoline....
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Opel's next-gen Adam could also be a Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Buick's top U.S. executive wants to bolster the brand's U.S. lineup with a rebadged Opel Adam, a sporty three-door minicar that competes with the Fiat 500 and BMW's Mini brand in Europe. But the prospect is likely several years off....
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Buick, GMC, riding truck wave, aim for more share gain

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Buick and GMC are out to gain U.S. market share again this year by riding momentum in truck and crossover sales....
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GM to cut production of Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano

11:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

General Motors is cutting production of its Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano small cars amid higher-than-normal inventories, a sign that low gasoline prices could be weakening the sales outlook for small cars....
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HENRY BROWN, BUICK-GMC NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Strategic tweaks pay off in increased volume, profitability

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Buick-GMC dealers have been enjoying the best of both worlds: Higher volume and improved profitability. Recent redesigns of GMC's entire truck portfolio, from the Sierra full-size pickup to the Yukon SUVs to the new Canyon midsize pickup, supercharged profits in 2014. Sales of the trucks padded dealers' new-vehicle gross profits, says Henry Brown....
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Independent repair shops edge out dealership mechanics in customer satisfaction survey

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

When it comes to vehicle repairs, independent shops may be pleasing customers more than mechanics at dealerships' service bays, a Consumer Reports' survey said today....
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GM issues stop-sale on crossovers for problem with Goodyear tires

10:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

General Motors has told dealers to stop delivery of about 6,300 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers because of a pending recall to replace tires that are prone to cracking....
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'White space' is Buick's playground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Buick's US lineup -- threadbare five years ago -- has emerged as a place where General Motors can gamble on different body styles and explore market niches that its rivals either haven't yet discovered or don't care to....
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YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR

Sizing up the beauty queens, class clowns of Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Staff Reporter Ryan Beene was on the floor at the 2015 Detroit auto show, judging the cafeteria cachet of the most talked-about vehicles....
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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Buick-GMC dangles dealer incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

General Motors is dangling incentives this year to entice Buick-GMC dealers to operate loaner fleets for service customers and to run business development centers as a way of drumming up more sales....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why the Buick Avenir is a pleasant surprise

10:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

When the long and svelte Buick Avenir concept sedan rolled out onto a Detroit stage Sunday, the buzz among the hundreds in attendance was palpable....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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BUICK

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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