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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 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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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 [.]. 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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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.

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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New GM Plug-In Hybrid In Buick Riviera Concept? Actually, No

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You may have read about the latest Buick Riviera concept car, which was unveiled last Saturday at the Shanghai Auto Show. In the words of GM''s own press release: The new Riviera has adopted BIP (Buick Intelligent Perhaps you also noticed that it uses a new and innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes wireless battery charging.

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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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.

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. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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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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

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. The EPA rates the 2012 Regal with eAssist at 25 mpg city and 36 mpg

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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.


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 General Motors and its brand strategies have been through a lot of turmoil in recent years.


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? Players learn about concepts like

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 turbocharged engine including the direct injection fuel system, continuous variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves and the turbocharger.

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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.

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 carsEquipped with a 2.0litre SIDI intelligent direct injection turbocharged engine with a pair of electric motor generators, the Envision includes a lithium-ion battery and automatic/manual eight-speed transmission.

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. General Motors Beijing Auto Show

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 That sneaks the advertised price neatly under the $30,000 mark, although a mandatory $860 destination charge means buyers will see a sticker of at least $30,820 before they start adding tax, options, and the like.

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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 liter four-cylinder engine inside a compact, five door

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


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

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. On our preview drive this spring of a prototype Lacrosse with eAssist, we noticed that the dreaded H-word (hybrid) had been virtually eradicated from the car, the press materials, and GM's

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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. With Shanghai GM’s rollout of its new Buick brand strategy in 2008, sales have increased by more than 100,000 units annually.

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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.

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 It's unfortunate that the media days for the Auto Shanghai 2011 Show and the New York Auto Show overlap a couple of weeks hence, because it looks like Shanghai might get the lion's share of the cool introductions.

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

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. Mild hybrid technology is a cost-effective way of improving the gas mileage of a car using a fairly simple electric motor and battery setup.

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

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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. In February, one in four LaCrosse buyers chose the standard eAssist model, according to GM. Earlier post.) In California, the take-rate for the 36 mpg US highway sedan reached 31%.

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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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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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.

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. We'll be eager to see the

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.

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.

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 What we didn't have were the projected EPA mileage ratings (based on GM's internal tests).

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