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Spy Shot: Return Of The Buick Electra? Not Quite Yet...
Spy Shot: Return Of The Buick Electra? Not Quite Yet...

  The spy photo you're looking at is a camouflaged 2011 Buick Excelle. The undisguised photo below, is of the current Excelle, a car Buick currently sells in China. In its present 2009-model form, the Excelle is a badge-engineered Daewoo Lacetti. I've never driven the Lacetti (also sold a Chevy in...Read More»

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Saturn Astra Shuffling Over to Buick? Really?

GM's multi-billion-dollar Saturn experiment hasn't paid off--and in its latest iteration, even a raft of pretty good Opel derivatives couldn't move the needle for the hug-happy, haggle-free division. So while GM considers spinning off Saturn to Roger Penske, or maybe Renault, what happens to the...Read More»

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12 Great Family Cars for the Recession

  America’s in the midst of a deep recession--and no industry's suffered like the auto industry. Even so, the need for a new family car is still pressing on folks who may be readying for a new arrival, or ready to move out of a smaller car into one that’s more teen-friendly. Which family car...Read More»

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Buick Brings Business Hybrid Concept To Shanghai

Here in the U.S., today is not exactly GM's day. Between the continuing bailout coverage and the cutting of 1600 jobs from GM's payroll, folks in the General's American PR department probably wish they'd called in sick. Assuming they still jobs, of course. On the other side of the Pacific, it's a...Read More»

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2009 Shanghai Auto Show Coverage

Doom and gloom have had their day--when it comes to auto shows, that is. The 2009 Shanghai auto show just might pull off what all the American and European auto shows held this year couldn't. It may keep the sense of optimism that's evaporated on the Continent and in the U.S. China, after all, is a...Read More»

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Recall Alert: GM Cites Potential Fire Hazard in 1.5 Million Sedans

Clearly, this is not GM's week. Yesterday, everyone was talking about the company's nearly inevitable "surgical bankruptcy". Today, everyone's talking about a mechanical problem that could start engine fires in about 1.5 million GM sedans. At fault is a leak that could allow oil to drip onto the...Read More»

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Jaguar Leaps To First In J.D. Power Rankings; Buick Ties Jag

The British marque Jaguar, once infamous for being in the shop more than on the road, has risen to the unlikely spot of first place in a J.D. Power vehicle dependability ranking. GM's Buick division tied Jaguar, rising from a sixth place finish in 2008. Jaguar was rated 10th in 2008. J.D. Powers'...Read More»

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Buick Uses Opel Insignia To Resurrect Regal for 2010

So says a "source familiar with GM's product plans," Buick will sell a version of Europe's Opel Insignia to resurrect the Regal nameplate for 2010. But isn't GM trying to spin much of Opel off to private investors as even foreign arms of the giant's sprawling operations face debilitating financial...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Video: Buick Touts LaCrosse Development, Future Buick Design

Hoping to repeat the success of its popular Enclave crossover, GM is readying its 2010 Buick LaCrosse sedan for market release. They've given it good exposure at recent auto shows, and the video above gives insight into the development process of the 2010 LaCrosse. GM VP of design Ed Welburn...Read More»

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2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

The 2009 Detroit auto show is in the history books--at least for the media--and true to promise, it was a far more sober affair. The financial crisis has been averted for now at GM and Chrysler, but all the side trappings--fashion shows, lavish dinners and whiz-bang product introductions--were ...Read More»

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GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the Big 3 bailout talks last fall, you have to have some kind of plan in place before you can expect any help. (Unless, of course...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Preview

When the wraps came off the all-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the biggest question was not whether this would be high quality car: Buicks tend to perform well in quality and owner satisfaction surveys. The question for 2009 is, today, what is a "Buick" supposed to be? Buick's history is confused. Those...Read More»

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GM Takes Drastic Action, Announces Record Production Cutbacks

"Reeling from a 41 percent drop in its November U.S. sales," says Automotive News, and not quite sure where the money to stay afloat will come from after yesterday's rejection of the domestic auto bailout deal, GM will cut about 30 percent of its North American production capacity during the first...Read More»

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GM 3.6-Liter V-6 Makes Ward's North American Ten Best Engines List

GM might be an ailing patient, but its technological heart beats strongly with engines like the 3.6-liter VVT, direct-injected V-6 found under the hoods of products like the Cadillac CTS, STS, and GM Lambda crossovers (Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook, and GMC Acadia). This engine...Read More»

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2009 Detroit Auto Show: The Press Sked

The 2009 Detroit auto show is almost here--even if most of Detroit may be gone by the time January rolls around. We've shown you the basics for the debuts in our 2009 Detroit Auto Show preview--a myriad of vehicles from the new Buick LaCrosse, to a Shelby Mustang, to the Fisker Karma. Tomorrow...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Premieres on Video

We've been firing off spy shots of the future sedan, and we were planning on showing it to you live from the 2008 Los Angeles auto show before GM axed its appearance at the last minute. Now, though, we can bring you this video clip of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, surrounding by lots of classic Buick...Read More»

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GMT 360 SUVs Go Out Ignominously, with Cracked Blocks and Spraying Fuel

The New York Times’ Autos section recently reported on two TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) quietly released by GM in September that detailed problems with its GMT 360 mid-size SUVs, which the company will stop producing on December 23. Short of manufacturer recalls, TSBs “are information...Read More»

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Nissan a No-Show for Detroit, Chicago Auto Shows

Wonder if Joe Serra, co-chair of Detroit's North American International Auto Show, is still feeling so upbeat about this year's show now that Nissan Motor Co. has decided it won't be bringing its lineup of cars, models, spokespeople, and hundreds of armor all bottles to Cobo Hall. Yup, that's...Read More»

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Tiger Woods and GM Conclude Endorsement Deal

Has Tiger finally decided that Buick doesn't exactly present the kind of youthful image he wishes to convey? Tiger and the Tri-shield are parting ways as of December 31, though both Woods and GM promise that the separation is on amicable terms. Woods claims that he needs more personal time due to...Read More»

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