Buick announces VELITE 6 PHEV, BEV models for China

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Buick will add two new models to its China portfolio—the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and VELITE 6 battery-electric vehicle (BEV)—to tap into the fast-growing domestic demand for new energy vehicles. Buick Velite Concept as introduced in November 2016.

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Global debut of Buick Enspire electric concept SUV in China; GM China sales up 2% in February, Buick up 4%

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GM’s Buick brand will stage the global debut of the Enspire, its new all-electric concept SUV, at Buick Brand Night on 17 April in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. It will also be on display to the public at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, which begins later this month.

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Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in China; what about US?

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For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. So Buick's announcement that it will take the wraps. China General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Buick Velite

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All-electric Buick Enspire crossover SUV concept bows in China

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Buick unveiled Tuesday an electric crossover SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing auto show with promise. In addition to 370 miles of range, the Buick Enspire concept can charge up to 80 percent in 40 minutes through fast and wireless charging. Its motors combine for 410 kilowatts (550 horsepower) of total output, and the SUV can sprint up to 60. Beijing Auto Show concepts

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Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV made their global debut at a launch event in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. Buick VELITE 6 electric vehicle (right) and Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (left).

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Buick launches new $12.9k Excelle in China with new engine and start/stop; 30% improved fuel economy over predecessor

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Buick has introduced the new-generation Excelle to its China lineup. The Buick Excelle has been among the most popular family sedans in China, with nearly 2.7 In addition, the new-generation Excelle adopts Buick's eConnect technology that supports Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife. It features the brand’s latest styling, a new more efficient powertrain, and a broad range of advanced safety and connectivity technologies.

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2018 Buick LaCrosse gets eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain

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When the 2017 Buick LaCrosse made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show, the eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain offered in the previous-generation model was noticeably absent. Buick has rectified the issue for the 2018 model year by announcing that its 2018 LaCrosse will come standard with a mild-hybrid powertrain.

GM adds 9-speed auto to 2018 Buick Envision for China

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Buick launched the 2018 Buick Envision in China with a new nine-speed transmission, updated design and enhanced connectivity. It remains Buick’s most popular SUV and second most popular model overall, with deliveries of 169,227 units in the first 10 months of this year. Like Buick’s new Regal and 2018 LaCrosse introduced earlier this year, the 2018 Envision features Buick eMotion Intelligent Drive Technology.

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Buick Velite 6 for China previews new GM approach to electric cars

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you could do worse than watching what Buick is doing in China. If you want to look down the pike at what's coming for the U.S., One of the main things the company is doing in China is expanding its lineup of plug-in cars. Those include two new models at the Beijing Auto Show, the all-electric Enspire concept that we covered yesterday, and the

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Electric Buicks, restyled Prius hybrid, green-car deals, vanishing sedans: Today's Car News

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Three new Buicks with plugs are coming for China, the Prius hybrid may get a restyle, sedans and small cars continue to depart Detroit, and we've got this month's best green-car deals. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If a report from a Japanese site is correct, the 2019 Toyota Prius hybrid will get a mild facelift to look a bit more like. Today in Car News

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Tesla factory shutdown, VW TDIs keep moving, Buick Enspire for China, Honda Clarity poll results, electric Mercedes: Today's Car News

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Buick announces a 375-mile electric SUV concept for China, and Mercedes says it will do an electric S-Class. Tesla shuts down Model 3 assembly, apparently to reduce automation and ramp up production. 300,000 VW TDIs are sitting on 37 lots around the country waiting for new owners. But are they just sitting? Green Car Twitter pollsters pick a

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IIHS study finds GM front crash prevention systems cut police-reported crashes

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The new research involves 2013-15 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands.

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Tesla Model 3 dates, Clarity Plug-In test, CA vs EPA, future electric Buicks: The Week in Reverse

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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, April 13, 2018. When will all-wheel-drive and lower-range versions of the Tesla Model 3 go on sale? What about its Model Y crossover sibling? What might a restyled 2019 Toyota Prius hybrid look like? Friday, we attempted to. The Week In Reverse

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Walmart gets fast chargers, diesel Ford F-150 and Mazda CX-5, Buick Velite in China: Today's Car News

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Electric car chargers will soon be able to get a fast charge with a quart of milk at Walmarts across the country. Ford releases fuel economy numbers for the new diesel F-150, the Mazda CX-5 diesel is finally certified for sale in California, and a new plug-in hybrid for China signals a new approach to plug-ins for GM. All this and more on Green

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GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023

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The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Buick VELITE 5 extended-range electric vehicle and Baojun E100 electric vehicle are among the models that have already been launched in the domestic market. On World Environment Day, General Motors mapped out its electrification path in China.

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The first Volt from GM was also a plug-in hybrid, but it was built in 1980

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It built the Silver Volt, a plug-in hybrid based on a contemporary Buick station wagon—16 years before the GM EV1. Chevrolet's Volt wasn't the original, or even the first Volt from GM. Electric Auto Corporation receives that distinction for their car built in 1980, at the height of America's second gas crisis. CHECK OUT: Modern electric cars. Plug-In Hybrids

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GM boosting production of Chevrolet Bolt EV more than 20% for Q4 compared to three-quarter average; 1% of US 1H vehicle deliveries

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US and global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very strong in 2018, with global sales estimated to be up more than 35% year over year in the second quarter and up more than 40% in the first half, according to GM. Bolt US deliveries in the first half of 2018 represented 1% of all GM vehicle deliveries during the period. Very strong truck sales and a wave of all-new crossovers helped GM deliver more than 758,000 vehicles in the United States in the second quarter of 2018.

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles. Right below Ford on the list is Buick, which had performed well in recent years and was in the top 10 last year.

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GM boosting production of Chevrolet Bolt EV more than 20% for Q4 compared to three-quarter average; 1% of US 1H vehicle deliveries

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US and global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very strong in 2018, with global sales estimated to be up more than 35% year over year in the second quarter and up more than 40% in the first half, according to GM. Bolt US deliveries in the first half of 2018 represented 1% of all GM vehicle deliveries during the period. Very strong truck sales and a wave of all-new crossovers helped GM deliver more than 758,000 vehicles in the United States in the second quarter of 2018.

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GM China sales top 4M vehicles for the first time in 2017; SUV sales up 37%

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The company benefited from record domestic sales by the Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands. Buick, GM’s best-selling brand in China, had sales exceeding 1.18 Buick’s leading position in the mainstream passenger car market was strengthened by seven product launches in 2017. GM accelerated its drive to zero emissions with the launch of the Buick Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle and Baojun E100 electric vehicle in 2017.

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Buick mild-hybrid, Hyundai Kona, Canadian plug-in sales: Today’s Cars News

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Today, we highlighted the 2018 Buick LaCrosse’s new mild-hybrid option, learned a few details about a new electric car from Hyundai, and looked at plug-in sales for Canada. Buick’s brought down the price of its LaCrosse by introducing a new mild-hybrid powertrain as the base option. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Above it. Today in Car News

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01

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Buick to introduce extended-range electric vehicle in China this year; also new generation 1.0T/1.3T Ecotecs and 9-speed

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Buick will adopt GM’s proven extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology, a new-generation of 1.0T/1.3T In the coming two years, Buick will also introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China—the brand’s largest market. engines that Buick will adopt in China integrate a number of advanced technologies, seven of which are being applied for the first time by GM.

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BMW 3-Series vs Tesla Model 3, Honda Fit update, Buick wagon, ChargePoint cash: Today's Car News

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Today, reports say BMW will reveal its Tesla Model 3-fighter this fall, PG&E concludes electric cars can be kinder to the grid, ChargePoint raises more money, and the 2018 Honda Fit gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. All this and more on Green Car Reports. It's been a busy week for ChargePoint, which is not only taking over management of. Today in Car News

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GM reaches 3M sales in China in 2014; planning 60 new or refreshed vehicles through 2018

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We plan to continue expanding our lineup of vehicles and services to suit the increasingly diverse market in China; we expect to launch 60 new or refreshed vehicles through 2018. The pace of sales of the Buick Envision and Chevrolet Trax, the company’s newest entries in the SUV segment, is also brisk. General Motors and its joint ventures sold their 3 millionth vehicle in China in 2014.

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

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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. Hyundai will launch an all-electric SUV in 2018 with 200 miles of range, a new report says. The Buick.

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GM delivers October record 382,723 vehicles in China; SUVs remain fastest growing segment; Baojun EV sells >1,700 units

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Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Baojun had their best October sales to date. Buick sales achieved 2.1% Buick strengthened its portfolio in October with the launch of the new GL6 MPV and Excelle GX wagon as well as the upgraded 2018 Excelle GT, 2018 Verano and 2018 Verano GS. General Motors and its joint ventures delivered an October record 382,723 vehicles in China. Retail sales were up 11% year-on-year, marking the highest monthly sales growth in 2017.

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GM delivers September record 343,773 vehicles in China

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Cadillac set an all-time record for monthly deliveries, while Buick and Baojun reached new highs for September. Buick deliveries in September were up 23% on an annual basis to 108,325 units, led by strong demand for the Excelle GT—which averaged monthly deliveries of nearly 30,000 units in the first nine months. The brand introduced the sixth generation of its iconic Camaro muscle car in September and will debut the 2018 Equinox SUV next month in China.

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GM’s China JVs investing $12B between 2014-2017 to expand; GM outlines China market trends

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Some of the $12 billion investment will fund the launch of more than 60 new and upgraded vehicles coming to market through 2018. This year the company is launching the new Cadillac CTS midsize luxury sedan, two new SUVs (the Chevrolet Trax and a new midsize entry from Buick), the Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle and 610 hatchback, upgraded versions of the Buick Enclave and GL8 as well as a next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. GM will add 11 new SUVs between now and 2018.

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SAIC-GM Connectivity Strategy 2025 lays out roadmap to cloud-based connectivity, autonomy

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2018: Launch Over the Air (OTA) online data updates, vehicle diagnosis and alerts. It offers 22 services along with built-in 4G LTE to owners of Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet products from SAIC-GM. More than 90% of Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet vehicles are equipped with 4G LTE. In 2018, the cloud-based platform will be further improved with the introduction of wireless technology-based Over the Air (OTA) updates, for the latest app features and safety services from SAIC-GM.

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GM to cut vehicle architectures and engine platforms by 50% over next decade

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At GM’s 2 nd Annual Global Business Conference for investors and financial analysts today in Detroit, the company said that it planned to cut vehicle architectures and engine platforms by 50%—from 30 in 2010 to 14 by 2018. In 2010, core architectures represented 31% of GM’s global sales volume; by 2014, the automaker intends for that share to increase to 62% of forecast volume, and 90% of forecast volume by 2018.

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SwRI develops D-EGR demonstrator highlighting fuel-efficient, cost-effective engine; 10% and above fuel economy improvements

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has built a demonstrator vehicle, based on a 2012 Buick Regal GS, incorporating the latest D-EGR (dedicated EGR) technology ( earlier post ), an outgrowth of SwRI’s HEDGE (High Efficiency Dilute Gasoline Engine) consortium projects ( earlier post ).

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