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Preview: 2011 Buick Regal
Preview: 2011 Buick Regal

What is it?: The relaunch of the popular Regal nameplate, which will be Buick's new mid-size sedan  The basics: Four-cylinder only for now; front-wheel drive, 180+ hp Price: $21,500 (estimated) On sale: late 2010/early 2011 Rumors of the Buick Regal's return to production have been circulating for...Read More»

Opel Insignia-based Chinese-market Buick Regal
China's Influence in Cars Running Deeper, Wider

If you're anxious already about the growing influence of China in America, brace yourselves for the next decade of cars. The Wall Street Journal points out this afternoon how China's role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of cars is deeper and wider than ever. According to the paper...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Buick Regal, Cars and Bears, and Porsche Death: Today at High Gear Media

  Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page   Buick's in the headlines today in the auto world--and here at High Gear Media, we've got word on the return of the Regal nameplate to Buick's next mid-size sedan.    Across the...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Gets Top Crash-Test Scores

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for the mid-size 2010 Buick LaCrosse sedan. The newly redesigned Buick LaCrosse earned perfect ‘good’ scores all around, in frontal, side, and rear tests plus all subcategories, with the IIHS...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Buick Is 'The New Class Of World Class'

Bob Lutz has made his first stab at reinvigorating Buick's marketing campaign with a new tagline for the Buick LaCrosse: "The new class of world class". You might recall that shortly after Lutz was installed (post-bankruptcy) as General Motors' chairman for marketing, he dismissed the most recent...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
2010 Buick Enclave And 2010 GMC Acadia: Envoys For The New GM

This year, even if you ignore the demise of Pontiac and the uncertain future of Saturn, and Hummer, there's already going to be a very noticeable difference at Chevrolet and GMC dealerships: the 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer and 2009 GMC Envoy are gone, and they're not coming back for 2010. That's...Read More»

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2012 Buick: Is GM Building an American Lexus?

If you're reading this article in 2012, congratulations. Thanks to the miracle of Google search, Web longevity and ultra-fast fiber-optics, you already know if the renaissance that started in the summer of 2009 at Buick was successful. From our perspective, here in the dark ages of 2009, Buick has...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
Second Buick Crossover Based on the...Aveo?

Buick's adding two more crossovers to its lineup under the Enclave, and according to one source, a small ute based on the next Chevrolet Aveo is in the works. This morning, GM confirmed it's working on a future Buick plug-in hybrid and confirmed the presence of a second crossover vehicle...Read More»

2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'
GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)

General Motors announced today that Buick will launch a five-passenger crossover next year, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow in 2011. And it looks to us like the Saturn Vue is getting a three-shields makeover. GM released an image of the new Buick crossover's grille. Which looks a whole lot...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
First Drive: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

The 2010 Buick LaCrosse is set to start retail sales next month, and our colleagues at Motor Authority were invited up to Detroit this week to test out the sedan that Buick hopes will inspire a new crowd of buyers. Covering the event for TheCarConnection and Motor Authority, Nelson Ireson sums up...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Gets Four-Cylinder

The 2010 Buick LaCrosse is getting a new engine option--but GNX fans won't be impressed to hear that the new option is a four-cylinder engine. The new four-cylinder is a 2.4-liter engine, and GM's fitted direct injection to it to boost power and fuel mileage. Available in the CX model, this engine...Read More»

2012 Buick Enclave
2012 Buick Enclave: CBS Blows an Embargo?

General Motors is pounding the airwaves with positive messages while it tries to discreetly machete its way through a Chapter 11 filing. Today's question--are they putting the 2012 Buick Enclave out there as a sex object, to distract from court proceedings with an old-fashioned lift of the kimono?...Read More»

Buick Excelle
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»

2008 Saturn Astra XR
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»

Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept
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»

Buick Business Hybrid Concept
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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