Buick

GM appoints Sweeney to top Chevy sales post in U.S.

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
GM appointed Buick-GMC sales chief Brian Sweeney to Chevrolet's top U.S. post, as GM's biggest brand tries to jumpstart its sliding market share. Sweeney, 46, will become U.S. vice president of Chevrolet, in charge of sales, service and marketing, GM said in a statement. He replaces Don Johnson, 56, who will retire....
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GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January....
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Buick has plan to keep lease momentum going

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Buick will extend a promotional two-year lease program and is encouraging dealers to track customers whose leases are soon to expire....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
What a surprise I got when I reached into my mailbox this week and pulled out a nice thick envelope from the Pontiac division of General Motors touting GM's new 2014 cars....
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Buick extends lease promotion

6:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Buick plans to continue a 24-month promotional lease program that has helped stoke its lease business over the past two years....
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GM brands fight back for scorecard marks

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
General Motors improved its performance on industry scorecards last year as it pushed to distance itself from its bankruptcy and government bailout....
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Henry Brown
Q&A: HENRY BROWN, BUICK-GMC NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Buick-GMC expects fresh products to attract shoppers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Buick-GMC dealers hope that several key additions to the brands' vehicle lineups will drive showroom traffic this year. The product infusion will come on the GMC side of the showroom. Heavy-duty versions of the GMC Sierra pickup hit showrooms in January. The redesigned 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL, the first redesigns of the big SUVs in eight years, should go on sale by March. That will be followed by the launch of the 2015 GMC Canyon by late summer....
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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Lease turn-ins will be major test for Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Buick this spring expects to begin reeling in customers whose leases are expiring from a 24-month promotion it rolled out in spring 2012. The 24-month Experience Buick program helped General Motors' near-premium brand gain market share last year. Buick's leasing in 2013 increased to account for more than one-third of its sales, which grew 14 percent, to 205,509....
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Inside 'mission impossible': A DMS change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
For auto dealers, switching dealer management system software is like a heart transplant....
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Buick sells 1.03 million vehicles globally, breaks record set in '84

6:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
General Motors said it sold a record 1.03 million Buick vehicles globally last year, the highest total since 1984, before the brand entered China, which is now its largest market....
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GM share slips in '13 as Dec. sales, pickups fall

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
General Motors' sales slipped 6 percent in December, as all four of its brands posted weaker results while GM lost market share in the key pickup segment....
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GM recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in China over fuel pump bracket

8:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
GM's China joint venture will recall close to 1.5 million vehicles due to potential safety issues in one of the biggest recalls in the world's biggest autos market....
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VW set to beat GM for China sales crown

Dec. 26, 2013 06:01 CET
VW is poised to sell more vehicles in China than GM for the first time in nine years, regaining its place as the biggest foreign automaker in the world's largest auto market....
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VW set to beat GM for China sales crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
Volkswagen AG is poised to sell more vehicles in China than General Motors for the first time in nine years, regaining its place as the biggest foreign automaker in the world's largest auto market....
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GM, Chrysler sales lifted by strong demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors’ November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands, while the average price of a GM vehicle rose to a record high of $34,896....
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THE DEALER SPEAKS: DOUG MORELAND

Message to Chrysler: Let dealers handle local marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The very first car Doug Moreland sold was a Chevrolet Corvair in Reno, Nev., in 1969. It had belonged to the woman who would one day be his wife....
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THE DEALER SPEAKS: MICHAEL CANNON, CANNON MOTOR CO., OXFORD, MISS.

Football star's journey from the gridiron to the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Michael Cannon, a Memphis State college football standout who dreamed of being a head coach, had just gotten his first big break when the death of his father, a small used-car dealer in Calhoun City, Miss., made him rethink his life's path....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Buick can coexist with Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Buick can definitely coexist with Cadillac....
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Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Dealer awards this week includes Magic City Ford-Lincoln in Roanoke, Va., Wagar Motor Sales (Buick-GMC) in Gaylord, Mich., Nissan of Downtown L.A. in Los Angeles, Carbone Honda in Yorkville, N.Y., Sandy Sansing Nissan in Pensacola, Fla., Harris Porsche in Baton Rouge, La., Diamond Mazda in Baton Rouge, La., and Turnersville Mazda in Turnersville, N.J....
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Akerson: Buick could probably use a flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
GM executives have been dropping some provocative hints lately about possible plans for a future Buick flagship....
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DAN AKERSON, CEO, GENERAL MOTORS

Strong product is vital to balancing pricing, share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
CEO Dan Akerson, 65, believes this product momentum will boost GM's U.S. market share, which is now just over 18 percent....
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Lesson in service learned from near demise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
During the recession, General Motors canceled -- but later reinstated -- the Buick-Cadillac-GMC franchise agreement for the dealership Tony Cline oversees in Carlisle, Pa....
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GM store defuses angst of trade-in wrangling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Blake Arbogast, general manager of Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC, knew from customer surveys that vehicle trade-ins were a contentious part of an otherwise smooth buying experience at his store....
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MIKE COLIAS

Buick's new game plan for reviving Regal sales

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
What's wrong with Buick Regal sales? That's the question asked often of Buick executives over the past 18 months. Why 18 months? Because that's around the time the smaller, less expensive Verano compact sedan entered Buick's lineup....
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2 cars define Buick/Opel look

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
The Opel Monza concept provides a glimpse into the future of Buick and Opel design, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn....
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