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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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. Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV teaser. Buick deliveries rose 4% to 92,007 units.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Buick announced that it will shortly launch the Velite 5, its first extended range electric vehicle (EREV), in China. In the coming two years, Buick also plans to introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China.

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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 adding new eAssist mild hybrid to 2018 Buick LaCrosse as standard powertrain

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The Buick LaCrosse is adding eAssist light electrification for the 2018 model. Compared to previous Buick eAssist executions ( earlier post ), this newest iteration is more sophisticated, powerful and compact. Other notable updates to the 2018 Buick LaCrosse include expanded availability of AWD and an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission for V-6 models that will provide customers with a smooth and refined shifting experience.

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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.

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. The introduction of the Velite Concept follows August’s global debut of the Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) in Shanghai. Buick has sold more than 7 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998.

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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 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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GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

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In the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's largest car market. That's because the last Chinese emperor drove a Buick in the 1930s, and the brand retained a huge cachet through the upheavals that followed.

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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 features a rigid body structure, Buick’s HiPer Strut front suspension and responsive Watts Z-link suspension in the rea, and a 200-horsepower (149 kW) turbocharged engine.

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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. Generating an estimated 140hp and 148lb-ft of torque between 1,850rpm and 4,900rpm, the new Buick Encore delivers a better than expected driving experience and performance. [.]. general motors Green cars Latest news Buick Buick Encore Ecotec engine new Buick Encore North American International Auto Sho

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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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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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Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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A Buick hybrid crossover has been envisioned for several years. At first, reports noted that a Buick hybrid crossover would likely be derived from a Saturn model being developed with an electric drivetrain. The result is essentially the 2011 Buick hybrid plug-in crossover.

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Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. Top: Buick Velite 5. With cumulative retail sales of more than 8 million units in China, Buick is committed to expanding its portfolio of new energy vehicles.

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

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The all-new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) made its global debut at the 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai, where the award-winning Buick Avista concept was also shown for the first time in China.

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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 While not officially confirmed yet, the Envision is expected to arrive in the U.S.,

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Rearview camera standard on all 2015 Buick models

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Every 2015 Buick model will come standard with a rearview camera. To help prevent a collision, each of Buick’s 2015 models are also available with active safety technologies such as Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Every Buick also comes with OnStar Automatic Crash Response, standard for six months.

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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. The new Riviera has adopted BIP (Buick Intelligent Performance) technology. The charging port is integrated into Buick’s porthole design.

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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. It was developed by GM’s global design team and embodies Buick’s future design language.

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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 Regal

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SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

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Separately, Buick brought to market the all-new Regal for China. Buick Regal. The all-new Regal is the first Buick model in China with GM’s latest nine-speed Hydra-Matic intelligent transmission.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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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. It's sort of a crossover, sort of a small wagon.

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China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

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It also happens to be by far the largest market for Buicks in the world, to the. China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an increasing set of requirements that more vehicles sold there be fully or partially electric. China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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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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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. SEE ALSO: Could The Opel. General Motors Opel Opel Adam

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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. So we got to wondering, could the upcoming 2013 Opel Adam

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2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

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The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015 Buick Encore received a "Top Safety Pick" label from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). General Motors'' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings. DON''T MISS: 2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive This marks an improvement

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Buick introduces 2013 Encore; 1.4L turbo with 6-speed transmission

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Buick introduced the all-new 2013 Encore at the Detroit Auto Show. 2013 Buick Encore. The Buick Encore will begin arriving at US Buick dealerships in the first quarter of 2013. Encore, a luxury small crossover powered by an Ecotec 1.4L

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Refreshed Buick LaCrosse adds radar- and camera-based safety features

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Buick introduced the refreshed 2014 LaCrosse, which among other enhancements, offers new radar- and camera-based safety features. The cabin also incorporates Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system, with intuitive controls and natural voice recognition. These include Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic Collision Preparation.

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New Buick Regal to make flex-fuel breakthrough

Green Cars News

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 [.]. Biofuels Green cars Latest news general motors Buick Buick Regal Buick Regal Turbo flex fuel vehicles flex-fuel flex-fuel cars

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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. We still like it.

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All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

Green Car Reports

The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a battery-electric vehicle.

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Buick Verano to die as yet another small sedan gives way to SUVs

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The Buick Verano compact sedan currently built at the plant will end production in October. As General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, gains a new model to build, it will also lose one. That means Orion's fate may be determined by the success of the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, which recently began pilot. Green General Motors assembly plants

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

Green Car Reports

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. A 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car achieves an impressive milestone, covering 150,000 miles. Today in Car News

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Buick eAssist Smartphone App Makes A Game Out Of Saving Fuel

Green Car Reports

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? Players learn about concepts like

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New Buick Envision to debut in China later this year; start/stop standard

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Shanghai GM announced that its all-new high-end midsize SUV, the Buick Envision, will make its premiere in China later this year. The production model is inspired by the Buick Envision plug-in hybrid concept vehicle, introduced at Auto Shanghai 2011. The new model will complement the Encore and new Enclave in Buick’s China SUV portfolio, providing a range of choices for SUV buyers.

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Buick offering 2.0L direct-injection turbo option for 2013 Verano

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For the 2013 model year, the Buick Verano (introduced in 2011), is offering buyers an Ecotec 2.0L GM says that the choice to use a small-displacement turbocharged engine for a more powerful Verano model is consistent with Buick’s effort to downsize its powertrains without sacrificing performance. Fuel economy numbers are not final, but the Verano Turbo is expected to be in line with Buick’s other turbocharged models.

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