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Buick introduces all-new Encore

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As part of the North American International Auto Show, General Motors’ brand Buick introduced a brand new version of its Encore vehicle – powered by an Ecotec 1.4litre turbo engine. general motors Green cars Latest news Buick Buick Encore Ecotec engine new Buick Encore North American International Auto Show

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Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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A Buick hybrid crossover has been envisioned for several years. The result is essentially the 2011 Buick hybrid plug-in crossover.

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New Buick Regal to make flex-fuel breakthrough

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General Motors may be well versed in producing flex-fuel models – it has been responsible for five million models in the last 15 years – but that doesn’t make its achievement with the 2011 Buick Regal Turbo any less ground-breaking. The release of the Buick Regal Turbo will mark the first time that a production [.].

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Buick To Get Version Of Opel Adam Minicar As Range Is Renewed Over Next Few Years

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Once upon a time, Buick and Opel models were sold alongside each other in U.S. The current Buick Regal sedan is based on the Opel Insignia, and the upcoming Cascada convertible is a reworked Opel model as well. dealerships. Now, it seems General Motors wants the two brands to actually share products, rather than showrooms.

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2015 Buick Envision Compact Crossover Unveiled In China

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General Motors unveiled its new 2015 Buick Envision at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China on Monday, giving us an advance look at a premium compact crossover likely to be sold in North America as well. where it will fill the rather large gap between Buick''s two

Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite for sale in China: report (updated)

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The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market. General Motors sold the first-generation Volt under different brands in various international markets. So far it hasn't continued that practice with the second-generation version, which went on sale in the U.S. earlier this year. DON'T MISS.

2013 Buick Encore: Subcompact Luxury Crossover, Drive Report

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It's also a Buick. We recently spent four days and covered 373 miles in a 2013 Buick Encore, the newest and smallest entry in the five-car lineup from GM's near-luxury brand. Despite its subcompact size, the Encore isn't quite the least-expensive Buick It's a subcompact. It's all-wheel drive.

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GM unveils plug-in hybrid Buick Riviera Concept in Shanghai

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GM unveiled a new Buick Riviera concept vehicle in Shanghai on the eve of Auto Shanghai 2013. New Riviera concept. Click to enlarge. Brief

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FIRST DRIVE: 2012 Buick Lacrosse 37-MPG eAssist Prototype

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To date, Buick and "fuel economy" haven't often been used in the same sentence. But the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the brand's largest surviving car, will offer one engine option that's projected to deliver 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. That's not bad for a midsize near-luxury sedan (though 1 mpg lower on city mileage than Buick had hoped).

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General Motors continues incredible growth in China

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2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Mild Hybrid Priced At $29,530

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Buick announced today that it would offer the eAssist mild-hybrid technology on its mid-size 2012 Regal sedan as a $2,000 option over the base 2.4-liter model. That brings the price of the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist to $29,530, including a mandatory $860 destination charge.

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2012 Buick Lacrosse With eAssist: Mild Hybrid Weekend Drive

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In this case, "it" is the 2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist, the only four-cylinder model that Buick offers in its Lacrosse large luxury sedan. While large Buicks aren't known for their gas mileage, this one is rated by the EPA at 29 mpg combined--no, that's We drove the prototype, and liked it. Now we've driven the real thing.


Report Threatens Badge-Engineered Buick Model Of Chevy Volt

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Now, GM is down to just four brands in North America--Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac--and is rapidly taking Chevrolet global, including its Malibu midsize model. Buick survived only because of its strong appeal in China, and is being repositioned in


Will Buick Launch A Volt Version Called Electra?

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Sometimes online news sites can build complete stories--almost entirely hypothetical--around a single factoid. This is one of those stories. The factoid is that General Motors registered its intent to use the name Electra on a product in the category of "Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, engines

Buick eAssist Smartphone App Makes A Game Out Of Saving Fuel

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Buick has come up with an innovative and fun app for Android and iPhone platforms that carefully blends entertainment with education. It bundles three games into one app, called Buick Fuel Efficiency Games. Want to get the next generation of drivers thinking green, long before they get behind the wheel?

Buick Regal Turbo gets flex-fuel turbo direct-injected engine

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The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo will feature the first flex-fuel capable direct-injected turbocharged engine in a production car. Ecotec 2.0L

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Buick Lacrosse Hybrid unveiled at Beijing Auto Show, for China only

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General Motors is getting a lot of mileage out of the second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. Both the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (without a plug) and the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid feature powertrains based on the newest iteration of the Voltec hardware. Now GM is launching a fourth model that appears to have a.

GM introduces Buick Envision plug-in hybrid

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There was yet another debut at this year’s Auto Shanghai 2011, as General Motors (GM) introduced the Buick Envision plug-in hybrid SUV concept. general motors Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Auto Shanghai 2011 Buick Envision GM plug-in hybrid carsWhen the vehicle is started, [.].

2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist 37-MPG Sedan Priced At $30,820 (With Destination)

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Buick announced today that it would price the four-cylinder version of its 2012 Lacrosse large sedan at $29,960. Buick notes that the

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High-mileage Nissan Leaf, RIP Buick Verano, Tesla Autopilot limits: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car with 150,000 miles on its odometer, another victim of strong SUV sales in the form of the Buick Verano, and why Tesla's Autopilot system does not make cars fully autonomous. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2013 Buick Encore Crossover Crossover Due Early Next Year

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Buick isn’t the first brand you’d think of when it comes to fuel efficient, small cars, but next year Buick showrooms will welcome an all-new model which combines the two. Unveiled today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the 2013 Buick Encore Crossover packages a turbocharged 1.4

GM to bring mild hybrid system to 2012 Buick Regal

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The 2012 Buick Regal will be the second Buick model to feature the eAssist mild hybrid system from General Motors. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news general motors 2012 Buick Regal Buick Buick Regal mild hybrid system new Buick RegalThe lithium-ion battery boosts the 2.4litre [.].

2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist: TV Ad Sells MPGs, Avoids H-Word (Video)

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The 2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist is now beginning to roll into dealerships across the country, and we've been curious to see how GM would market the car.

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2013 Buick Regal Gets eAssist Mild Hybrid As Base Engine To Boost MPG

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The eAssist system may have entered production less than a year ago, but General Motors is clearly making a big bet on the mild hybrid system to help its Buick brand meet rising fuel economy regulations. First offered on the base 2.4-liter engine in the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, the eAssist system was optional on the smaller 2012 Buick Regal.

Buick sales in China surpass 3 million since 1999

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Shanghai GM announced that sales of Buick products have surpassed 3 million units since the joint venture began offering its original vehicle brand in 1999. Buick has become one of China’s fastest-growing passenger car brands. Shanghai GM is a joint venture between GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC).

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Buick Envision Plug-In Hybrid SUV Concept: Auto Shanghai Preview

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Take, for instance, the single teaser sketch released today of the new Buick Envision SUV concept (above), which will be unveiled to

Could The Opel Adam Minicar Become The Smallest Buick Ever?

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Buick and Opel have long been linked, starting 45 years ago when Buick dealers sold Opels imported from GM's German brand. There will be no more Opel-brand cars sold in the States, but a number of current and future Buicks were developed by Opel and are sold in Europe as Opel models.

More Mild Hybrids: 2013 Buick Regal To Fit eAssist As Standard

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That's the approach Buick is It takes a lot of money and time to develop and produce hybrid cars and electric vehicles, but that's not to say regular gasoline cars can't benefit from some of their technology.

Buick to unveil Velite Concept PHEV at Guangzhou show

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Buick’s plug-in hybrid Velite Concept will make its global debut at the Guangzhou auto show, which opens on November 18. The Velite Concept will provide a template for upcoming models being launched under the Buick Blue new energy vehicle strategy. Earlier post.) Brief

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Buick LaCrosse with eAssist represented 25% of model sales in February; 31% take rate in California

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Retail sales of the LaCrosse—eAssist and V-6 models included—were up 24.9% in February, a month in which it was Buick’s top-selling nameplate. Buick recently announced eAssist technology will be standard on the 2013 Regal luxury sport sedan. Many predict US fuel costs to reach an all-time high this summer. Brief

Buick Verano Hybrid Coming--But Not Until 2015

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Remember The Purloined Letter, the classic Edgar Allen Poe story where a letter is hidden by storing it in plain sight? General Motors may not have realized it, but the industry trade journal Automotive News seems to have published a previously unannounced piece of its future model plans--right out in the open. The vehicle is a hybrid-electric

Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes global debut in Shanghai; uses Malibu Hybrid powertrain

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Both models will be appearing on the Buick stand at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, which begins on 25 April. Earlier post.). L/100 km. seconds.

Buick Envision Concept: Plug-In Hybrid SUV From Shanghai

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The guessing games continue, with General Motors releasing more details about its Buick Envision concept car that give tantalizing hints of a concept stuffed with technology, but without the benefit of too many metrics. Following the release of a sketch two weeks ago, now GM has released a whole set of concept photos.

SAIC-GM to unveil new Buick LaCrosse hybrid in Shanghai

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SAIC-GM will unveil the all-new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) will be unveiled in Shanghai on 18 April. GM’s joint venture with SAIC will also outline Buick’s vision for green transportation and introduce the award-winning Buick Avista concept for the first time in China. Brief

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2012 Buick Regal With eAssist: 26 MPG City, 37 MPG Highway Expected

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The rumors started last week, and they were largely true: Buick plans to offer a model of its Regal compact sports sedan with the eAssist mild-hybrid system. The company expects the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist to be rated at 26 mpg city, 37 mpg highway

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Buick unveils 2016 Cascada convertible at NAIAS

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Buick introduced the 2016 Cascada convertible at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Cascada will be the first Buick convertible offered in the United States in 25 years and the latest globally developed vehicle to join the brand’s growing portfolio. It goes on sale in early 2016. The Cascada is driven by a 1.6L


2016 Mazda CX-3 Details: Small Crossover Debuts At LA Auto Show

Green Car Reports

What started with a handful of vehicles like the Buick Encore and Nissan Juke is growing into a large and varied segment. Crossovers are shrinking.

Hyundai electric SUV, True Zero hydrogen stations, CAFE progress: Today's Car News

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The Buick. Today, Hyundai will reportedly launch an all-electric SUV in 2018, First Element Fuel unveils the True Zero brand name for its hydrogen fueling stations, and carmakers continue to meet fuel-efficiency goals. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Chevy To Get Compact Crossover Version Of Buick Encore?

Green Car Reports

If you want to cover all of the potential new car sales bases, having a compact crossover vehicle is essential. Mazda sank serious development money into its CX-5, as did Ford with its new Escape. Radical changes were necessary for those makers to compete against the new Honda CR-V, and even MINI is now in the segment with its new Countryman

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

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models like the Buick Encore, Nissan Juke, and the upcoming 2015 Honda HR-V constitute an expanding segment. Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. In the U.S., Soon, Toyota may join the gang.

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