Buick Electra electric crossover concept makes global premiere in China

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The Buick Electra concept vehicle made its global premiere in Shanghai. The all-electric crossover offers a glimpse of Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future. The Electra is also equipped with the next generation of Buick’s intelligent AI Voice Assistant.

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Buick introducing its first electric SUV in China this year

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Buick will introduce its first electric SUV, the VELITE 7, in China this year. Buick has been a pioneering global brand in introducing electrified vehicles in China.

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Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. The VELITE 6 PHEV will be powered by Buick eMotion electric drive technology that leverages GM’s global electrification expertise.

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Buick launches electric VELITE 6 MAV in China

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Buick has launched the VELITE 6 MAV electric vehicle in China. As Buick’s first global all-electric vehicle and SAIC-GM’s first electric vehicle for the mass market, the VELITE 6 MAV (which stands for Multi-Activity Vehicle) integrates GM and SAIC’s resources and advanced technology in new energy and connected vehicles. It represents the latest application of the Buick Blue strategy. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China.

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Buick launches VELITE 7 EV and VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick has strengthened its commitment to electrification in China with the launch of the VELITE 7 electric vehicle and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The VELITE 6 PHEV adopts Buick’s latest eMotion electric propulsion technology. Buick VELITE 7.

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Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

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Buick isn’t messing around with the Envision. Clean Fleet Report drove the 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD. Avenir in Buick-speak means it is the top-of-the-line model. The EPA rates the Buick Envision FWD at 24 mpg city/31 highway/26 combined miles per gallon.

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Buick debuts V2X technology in China; first V2X vehicle to roll out by year end

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Buick’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology made its debut at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Later this year, Buick will become the first brand in China officially to roll out the market-ready technology on a production vehicle, a Buick GL8.

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Buick launches GL8 MPV Family in China with elevated intelligent driving technology

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In China, Buick launched the 2021 GL8 Avenir family featuring industry-leading vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology and the 2021 GL8 ES with advanced driver assist technology. Both multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are available at Buick dealers across China.

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Buick launches 2021 Excelle GT family with 48V MHEV technology in China

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2021 Buick Excelle GT featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. Like all other new and enhanced Buick sedan models, it meets the China 6 B emission standard. New-Generation Buick Regal GS. The Regal GS also comes with Buick’s eConnect 2.5 New Buick Verano GS.

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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. In April 2017, Buick introduced the Velite 5, its first extended-range electric vehicle, in a global debut in Shanghai. Buick Velite Concept as introduced in November 2016.

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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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GM’s Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick all launching EVs this year

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Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick will all be launching new EVs starting this year, GM announced at an event at its Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, where it also unveiled its new Ultium batteries and flexible globale EV architecture.

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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. Last year, Buick launched the all-new LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle and hosted the world premiere of the Velite Concept, which served as the template for future new energy vehicles under Buick’s strategy 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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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 has sold more than 9 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. Buick and Cadillac had record deliveries in March, while Chevrolet grew 35% from a year earlier. Buick deliveries rose 4% to 92,007 units.

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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 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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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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GM reveals an all-electric Buick Electra, but it's for China

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The Buick brand established a strong foothold for GM in China’s auto market long before the rapidly developing nation became the world’s electric vehicle leader.

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Buick launches VELITE 6 PLUS MAV EV with increased range of 410 km

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Buick launched the VELITE 6 PLUS MAV (multi-activity vehicle) electric vehicle in China. As Buick’s first global all-electric vehicle and SAIC-GM’s first electric vehicle for the mass market, the VELITE 6 integrates resources and advanced technology from GM and SAIC for new energy and connected vehicles. It represents the latest application of the Buick Blue strategy.

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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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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 introduces active-hood technology in China; developed with GHBMC

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The new Regal is the first Buick to offer the automaker’s standard active-hood pedestrian safety system, which senses the imminent impact of a pedestrian from 25-48 km/h and uses a pyrotechnic actuator to lift up the back of the hood by about 10 cm in milliseconds to lessen the impact and potentially reduce injury. The system is part of Buick’s latest-generation eProtect smart safety technology with fully upgraded functionality.

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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 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. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is the fourth global concept vehicle jointly developed by GM’s Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures in Shanghai.

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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. Both models will be appearing on the Buick stand at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, which begins on 25 April. GM’s leadership in electrification technologies, now and in the future, are coming to Buick in China.

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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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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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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). The two VELITE 6 models leverage electrification and connectivity technology from SAIC-GM’s parent companies, including Buick’s newest electric propulsion technology and connectivity technology.

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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. Under the Buick Blue strategy, it will introduce additional new energy vehicles in China in the next two years, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and pure electric vehicles.

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Buick Electra EV, luxury cabins from the landfill, EPA calls foul on California: Today’s Car News

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And the Buick Electra is finally reborn as an EV—for China, that is. The EPA says California’s ban on gasoline cars is no good. A major luxury vehicle maker goes sifting in the landfill for source material for its cabins.

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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 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 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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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 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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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 Sells 100,000th LaCrosse in China

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Less than a year after its launch in China, sales of the new Buick LaCrosse have reached 100,000 units. The LaCrosse is the fastest-growing member of China’s premium upper-medium sedan segment. In the first six months of 2010, the LaCrosse 3.0-liter SIDI model accounted for nearly 80% of the segment (upper-medium sedans priced over RMB 300,000, or roughly US$44,200). The LaCrosse was introduced as a redesigned model in the US in 2009, offering a standard, direct injected Ecotec 2.4L

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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. With Buick eConnect technology, the all-new Regal is the first model from the brand to offer cloud-based services. Buick has sold over 8 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998.

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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.

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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 turbo four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain, will compete with vehicles such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Click to enlarge.

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New Buick LaCrosse upgrades computing power from 17 to 31 ECUs; new electronic control system

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The all-new Buick LaCrosse, which launches this week in China, features significant upgrades in computing power and networking to advance connectivity and safety features. There are 31 ECUs distributed in the all-new Buick LaCrosse—its predecessor utilized only 17. The all-new Buick LaCrosse has also upgraded the hardware and software of its intelligent safety systems.

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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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Buick LaCrosse eAssist to go on sale in China priced at $40,833

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The Buick LaCrosse eAssist “Comfort” model will be priced at RMB 249,900 (US$40,833) when it arrives in select dealerships in China October. variants in July, the new Buick LaCrosse has recorded sales of more than 10,000 vehicles. Pre-orders for the new model are now being accepted by Buick dealerships in 25 new energy vehicle pilot cities across the country: 25 New Energy Vehicle pilot cities in China.

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