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2010 Buick LaCrosse Is Such a Tease
2010 Buick LaCrosse Is Such a Tease

GM hasn't said too much about its new Buick sedan. Scratch that--they've shown us sketches, talked about how it's one of "nicest things we've ever done," and now, confirmed that the new sedan will stick with the somewhat controversial name of LaCrosse. The 2010 Buick LaCrosse is shown here in an...Read More»

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Big GM Rear-Drivers on the Chopping Block Again?

A new generation of rear-drive vehicles from General Motors is in question again as the automaker tries to rationalize new cars for Cadillac and Buick with coming fuel-economy regulations. The Detroit Free Press and other sources suggest GM will push back, and possibly cancel, plans for a...Read More»

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GM Stands by Its Man

Despite a surprise $15.5 billion loss in the second quarter, and the drumbeat of lower truck sales and shrinking market share, General Motors' board of directors is firmly behind Rick Wagoner. Friend of the TCC house John Stoll reports over at the Wall Street Journal today that Wagoner's leadership...Read More»

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Lutz: New Invicta, Caddys, Chevys on the Way

This morning's announcements from GM were met with a big public-relations offensive which included a special bloggers-only conference call with vice chairman Bob Lutz. TheCarConnection.com and Gaywheels.com were invited to be on this very limited call, the highlights of which appear below in brief...Read More»

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What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?

The news is apparently going to be big - big enough that General Motors not only put out a series of media advisories, but made sure to call just everyone up and down the journalist food chain to ensure they know about CEO Rick Wagoner’s big announcement Tuesday morning. What’s in store? The...Read More»

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The Official Denial: No More Brand Cuts at GM

Armchair quarterbacking about GM shutting down another brand is just rumor, says GM's Mark LaNeve, who told dealers in a letter that Saturn, Buick, Pontiac, and Saab are only being studied, not yanked from the GM corral. In the letter to dealers--obtained by Dow Jones reporters--LaNeve says to...Read More»

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Could GM Be Ready to Trim More Brands?

How deeply will GM plunge the knife? As it struggles to halt the hemorrhaging, the ailing automaker is considering just about every option available, and that could include still more job cuts – and the sale of one or more of its brands. “Nothing is off the table,” a well-placed source tells...Read More»

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GM Facing Still More Setbacks

It just keeps getting worse, it seems, for General Motors. Even as there’s a glimmer of hope that the nearly three-month strike at mega-supplier American Axle might soon be over, the giant automaker is facing still more walkouts at factories of its own. About 1,500 employees at a metal stamping...Read More»

GM Slashing Truck Production; Worse May Be Coming

The worsening U.S. economy is forcing General Motors to slash production of its big pickups and SUVs. It will trim operations at four key truck plants, reducing production by a whopping 143,000 vehicles. Even barring further cutbacks – which industry observers fear could follow – those plants...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse Spied, Inside and Out

Once again, TheCarConnection.com's spies have stumbled upon the 2010 Buick LaCrosse -- but this time they managed to get some interior views, as well as (for the first time) a look the production exhaust tips. Looking closely, it appears the new LaCrosse will have some Enclave-like styling cues...Read More»

U.S. Automakers Score Big in China

Things may be slack at home, but the Big Three U.S. automakers are going gangbusters in the world’s fastest-growing new car market. First-quarter data from China shows that Ford Motor Co. saw a 47 percent increase in sales during the first quarter of 2007. Ford “has now achieved four...Read More»

Can Detroit Export to the World?

It hasn’t been a good year for Chrysler, not that 2007 was much better. The smallest of the Big Three has been steadily losing market share, as domestic demand for its cars, trucks and minivans declines. But one thing looks good, amidst the bleak terrain: Chrysler’s overseas sales set a...Read More»

Buick Lucerne Gets Super Price, Special Ed

Buick's slapped a pricetag on two new versions of its big Lucerne sedan. Both the Lucerne Super and the Lucerne CXL Special Edition will be available this month. The Lucerne Super gets a 4.6-liter Northstar V-8, which produces 292 horsepower. To go with the power, it's outfitted with GM's magnetic...Read More»

Buick Teases with Hint of Invicta Concept Car

The image is little more than a series of sweeping lines and arcing curves, but use a bit of imagination and you might just see something more in this sketch, the first official hint of what will, in a few weeks, be revealed as the 2009 Buick Invicta Concept car. Indeed, it’s more than that, the...Read More»

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Buick Invicta Concept: Shanghaied in New York

It won't be displayed in the clay until the Beijing auto show on April 19, but Buick's letting more than a few whispers out about its new Invicta concept. While we're amassing for the New York auto show, Buick's eye ahead to Beijing will include a fully realized concept version of this sketch...Read More»

Tee Off With Tiger--If You're Lucky

Maybe you'll never bring the A-game that would get you into a round of golf with Tiger Woods, but Buick has an easier way--a one-in-a-multimillion chance to play against Woods or, if you prefer, a free Buick. The contest, the Detroit Free Press reports, takes place online at...Read More»

GM Rear-Drive Plan Includes Big Cadillac, Big Buick

While Ford bails on big rear-wheel-drive cars entirely and Chrysler reskins its existing 300/Charger lineup in 2011, General Motors is pushing ahead with an abbreviated version of its rear-drive plans. As TheCarConnection.com reported a few weeks ago, the Chevrolet Camaro is still in GM’s...Read More»

Camaro Goes Hybrid, As GM Axes Rear-Drive Impala, LaCrosse?

General Motors has been forced to rework the investment case for the Chevrolet Camaro in the wake of new fuel-economy rules adopted this past December. The Camaro will still be built, but higher-end V-8 versions likely will be priced higher than expected. As for other planned GM rear-drivers--a new...Read More»

GM Does It in Style with Corvette, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige, and More

If Kid Rock had any trouble figuring out where he was, Saturday night, all he had to do was check his T-shirt, brightly emblazoned, “Detroit.” The partying rock star was one of an assortment of celebrities strutting the stage at General Motors second annual GM Style event, a celebration of cars...Read More»

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