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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Buick chief says new China duties won't distract from 'a lot more to do' in U.S.

6:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015

In the year since he took over the Buick and GMC brands in the U.S., Duncan Aldred has made a lot of fans among dealers....
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Reuss: CT6 underpinnings could support a big Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

General Motors may base a Buick flagship sedan on the same large, rear-wheel-drive platform used for the new Cadillac CT6, says GM product chief Mark Reuss. But it won't happen right away....
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Cadillac CT6 underpinnings could support a big Buick

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015

Now that General Motors has christened its large, rear-wheel-drive platform, code-named Omega, with the debut of the Cadillac CT6 sedan, what other cars might go onto that same foundation?...
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Hyundai beats VW, Buick as China’s top-ranked mass-market auto brand

7:10 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Hyundai Motor beat Volkswagen and Buick to be the top-ranked mass-market auto brand in China in a state-backed survey, even as the South Korean automaker’s deliveries there fell in the first quarter....
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Buick Enclave upgrade gets Tuscan treatment

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015

Buick, fresh off record U.S. sales of the Enclave in 2014, is looking to expand on those results with a new edition of its flagship crossover....
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Infiniti, auto advertisers see digital boost from March Madness

7:45 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

March Madness upsets are good for business and are keeping fans engaged in the NCAA men's basketball tournament -- and within the sights of auto advertisers such as Infiniti that are going all-in with digital marketing efforts....
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Buick has a March Madness tourney of its own

7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2015

Buick is joining in on the March Madness bracket craze with its own “Sweet 16.” The brand on Monday is launching the Bracket Showdown, which pits 16 trick-shot artists in a tournament-style online promotion on Buick.com....
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GM to cut Chevy, GMC powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles from 100,000

9:16 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2015

General Motors plans to cut its powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles for the 2016 model year, concluding that its standout offer of 100,000-mile coverage -- in place for nearly a decade -- wasn't a strong enough selling point....
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GM recalls 64,000 Volts over carbon monoxide risk

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2015

General Motors is recalling about 64,000 Chevrolet Volts from the 2011-13 model years for a software update to limit how long the car can be left idling, a move to prevent carbon monoxide buildup when a driver forgets to shut off the vehicle....
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Surveys can lie, but the brain knows if shoppers like ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2015

Auto advertisers, who drop billions each year on TV ads, are now using neuroscience researcher tools to tap into a person's subconscious to find out if commercials are resonating emotionally. Triggering a strong emotional reaction is crucial for advertisers because it activates the brain's memory centers and could be the gateway to a sale....
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GM's sales up 4.2% as trucks soar, cars dive

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Booming demand for General Motors' pickups and SUVs in February helped ease the sting of a 21 percent drop in car sales. Overall, GM sold 231,378 light vehicles last month, up 4.2 percent from a year earlier. Sales to individual buyers rose 1 percent while deliveries to fleet customers increased by 12 percent....
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GM cutting production at 2 plants as car inventory mounts, sources say

11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015

General Motors is trimming production at two of its car plants amid mounting dealer inventories, an effort to reduce stocks of the Chevrolet Sonic and Camaro, Buick Regal and other models....
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Lexus wins 4th straight J.D. Power dependability title; Buick rises to No. 2

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015

Toyota's Lexus claimed its fourth consecutive title as most-dependable automotive brand after three years of ownership while corporate sibling Scion jumped to ninth place from 22nd a year earlier, J.D. Power and Associates said today. Buick came in at No. 2, rising three spots from last year....
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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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