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And The Fastest-Growing Car Brand Is...Buick?
And The Fastest-Growing Car Brand Is...Buick?

Look, we all miss Pontiac. Saturn, too. A few even miss Saab. (Fewer miss HUMMER.) But although General Motors' bankruptcy and brand sale may have been painful for fans, it's begun to pay off for the automaker and its remaining marques -- especially Buick. Not so long ago, Buick was on the skids...Read More»

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Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed

And so it's come to an end -- this week-long look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've been amused, intrigued, and sometimes bitterly disappointed by what we've seen. Now it's time to announce the best (and worst) in show. But first, a couple of notes. First, we were surprised by the...Read More»

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Video: Could You Spot A Buick Without Badges?

Remember those Folger's commercials -- the ones shot in high-end restaurants with an announcer who whispered, "We've replaced their premium roast coffee with Folger's Crystals!" The theory was that customers would sneer at Folger's instant coffee if they saw it coming, but if they consumed it...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick Looking To Expand Future Lineup

Buick is in the midst of reinventing itself as a brand, and while there are only four Buick models on sale at present, the company will be looking to expand the lineup. In fact, we already know that a baby crossover SUV and compact sedan are on the way. But what else might Buick have in store for...Read More»

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Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

This week at SocialCarNews, we're hosting a little competition. You see, we spend a lot of time debating which automakers do well on the social media front and which, well, don't. But most of those discussions center on specific marketing campaigns, like Suzuki's AllPoints contest, or the...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
GM Invites Customers To Comment On 2011 Buick Regal Via Online Forum

These days we’re starting to see more and more of the major automakers starting to advertise using social media avenues such as Twitter and Facebook, and nowhere is this more evident than in the U.S. where automakers like GM, for instance, are launching new online forums for owners and potential...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick Hints At Future

Buick hosted an online chat with Roger McCormack, Buick Product Marketing Director, today, in which McCormack took questions from consumers. He resisted revealing too many hard details that aren't already known about the 2011 Buick Regal, which was the focus of the chat, or about other Buick...Read More»

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General Motors Adds A Brand, Launches No-Frills Sedan In China

Here in the U.S., General Motors and its chairman/CEO Ed Whitacre have sold off brands -- or at least tried to --  like they were going out of business. In China, however, where the economy is robust and the auto market remains strong, GM has launched a new car brand to lure lower-income and...Read More»

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Should I Buy A Car From A Dead Brand?

Their names are the road kill of the recession--HUMMER, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury and Oldsmobile. Does their purchase represent opportunity or pitfall? After all, they have proven that their brands will not stand the test of time, but does that really matter? Buying a discontinued brand is like...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
GM Sells More Cars in China Than in the U.S.

GM is celebrating this week--along with the Independence Day holiday here, it's celebrating some huge sales numbers in Asia. Behind the power of its Buick brand, General Motors sold 1.21 million cars in China in the first six months of this year--which means the automaker is now selling more cars...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Driven: 2011 Buick Regal

Look, you're just going to have to get used to the fact that Buick's given up some stuff to survive. It's making the grade as an authentic near-luxury brand with cars like the swanky Enclave crossover and the plush, kicky LaCrosse--and there's not a lazy undersquare V-8 lumbering under their hoods...Read More»

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Summer Fling: GM's Coming-Out Party For The 2011 Buick Regal

Earlier this week, we told you about Buick's new digital campaign to hype the all-new 2011 Regal and youthen the model's fusty image. But sometimes, the web isn't enough, so GM is also putting the Regal smack-dab in front of the 30/40something influencers it's targeting by throwing a series of...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Truth Or Consequences: Buick Prepares For The Slings And Arrows Of Social Media

Here's a sentence you might not have expected: Buick is planning a major social media offensive for the 2011 Regal sedan. Sales of the revamped Regal began last month, and in July, Buick will start marketing the sedan in earnest. Shortly after the traditional onslaught of print, broadcast, and...Read More»

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GM Recalls 1.5 Million Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevys, GMC, HUMMERs, Saturns For Fire Hazard

General Motors has issued a recall for over 1.5 million  cars, trucks, and SUVs from across seven GM brands and four model years. According to notices from the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles in question feature a heated water fuel system (HWFS)...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal Review: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love A Buick

Buick recently invited automotive writers to sample the 2011 Buick Regal on the roads surrounding San Diego, California. It was rather fitting that I traveled to the 2011 Buick Regal media event in San Diego on the day of the Lost finale. I have found a number of similarities between the two...Read More»

2010 Buick Regal GS Concept
Making Buick Regal Again, It Ain't Easy

You know when you surf the web for good car news, you know, the stuff that gets your blood pumping when you see big, fat wheels, torque-melting power from a turbocharged engine, or sexy and graceful lines made from the finest metals mother earth has to offer, Buick is really not a name that leaps...Read More»

2010 Buick Regal GS Concept
GM OKs Buick Regal GS

What was once a hopeful rumor for car enthusiasts is now a fact: General Motors will build a GS version of the 2011 Buick Regal. Originally shown as a concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the GS could go on sale sometime next year. GM confirmed to the Detroit News...Read More»

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Favorite Luxury Features Of The Buick Lacrosse

In recent years, Buick has become a name to recognize in the luxury class, and the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse has allowed Buick to compete with some of the most respected names in the industry. While most individuals looking for a luxury sports sedan are finding themselves at dealerships test-driving...Read More»

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