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