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 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 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 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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Buick to introduce 2021 GL6 MPV in China with 48V MHEV technology and enhanced connectivity

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Buick will introduce the 2021 GL6 to strengthen its lineup in China’s midsize MPV segment. It also has a refined interior and offers an elevated connected experience through a pioneering widescreen cockpit and Buick eConnect 3.0 The 2021 GL6 incorporates the latest Buick eConnect 3.0

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

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2021 Buick Excelle GT featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. dual-turbo Ecotec engine is supported by a mild hybrid system with a 48V electric motor and 48V battery in addition to battery management and control modules. New-Generation Buick Regal GS. New Buick Verano GS.

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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. The system has a double high-performance, permanent-magnet electric motor drive unit. 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.

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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. General Motors and its joint ventures in China delivered a March record of 352,346 vehicles. Buick deliveries rose 4% to 92,007 units.

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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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To help increase pedestrian safety during low-speed collisions, General Motors is introducing a new pedestrian safety system on its recently launched new Regal midsize sedan in China. 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. SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) engine that is paired with an electric two-motor drive unit that provides additional power to assist the engine during acceleration.

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General Motors launches Buick LaCrosse eAssist in China

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General Motors launched the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist on August 25. The LaCrosse is a popular member of the Buick family in China. At the heart of the LaCrosse eAssist is a 115V lithium-ion battery and 15kW motor-generator unit, which help increase fuel economy.

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 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. [.].

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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. The system has a double high-performance, permanent-magnet electric motor drive unit. With cumulative retail sales of more than 8 million units in China, Buick is committed to expanding its portfolio of new energy vehicles. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt.

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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 plug-in hybrid concept was equipped with a 2.0-liter SIDI intelligent direct injection turbocharged engine complemented by a pair of electric motor generators in the Envision’s dual automatic/manual eight-speed transmission.

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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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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.

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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. The E100 is powered by a single motor that produces 110 N·m (74 lb-ft) of torque and 29 kW of motoring power. 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.

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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. Currently used in the LaCrosse, the second-generation light electrification technology uses an 115V lithium-ion battery system built with Hitachi power-optimised cells, an electric induction motor generator and regenerative braking. 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. SIDI engine, a customized 6-speed transmission, a 15 kW electric motor and lithium-ion batteries. variants in July, the new Buick LaCrosse has recorded sales of more than 10,000 vehicles. The car is equipped with advanced eAssist mild electrification technology. The LaCrosse eAssist is powered by a powertrain that combines a 2.4L

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GM introduces Buick Envision plug-in hybrid SUV concept

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GM introduced the Buick Envision plug-in hybrid SUV concept vehicle in China; it will appear on the Shanghai GM stand at Auto Shanghai 2011. The Envision is equipped with a 2.0-liter SIDI intelligent direct injection turbocharged engine complemented by a pair of electric motor generators in the Envision’s dual automatic/manual eight-speed transmission. GM says that the Envision merges Buick’s global design language with Chinese aesthetics for the SUV segment.

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

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LaCrosse with eAssist—GM’s light electrification system—uses a compact lithium-ion battery pack and small electric motor to aid the performance of a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter gas engine, while advanced start/stop technology allows the vehicle to operate on just electricity while at rest. 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.

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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. Now, it seems General Motors wants the two brands to actually share products, rather than showrooms. The current Buick Regal sedan is based on the Opel Insignia, and the upcoming Cascada convertible is a reworked Opel model as well. General Motors Opel Opel Adamdealerships.

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GM makes eAssist standard on the 2013 Buick Regal; new SAE paper coming at World Congress

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For the 2012 model year, eAssist became standard for the larger Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan. An electric motor-generator that provides 15 kW of maximum generating power @ 1570-3180 rpm; 110 lb-ft (150 N·m) maximum electric motor torque (cranking); 79 lb-ft (107 N·m) maximum electric motor torque @ 1,000 rpm (electric assist); and 15 hp (11.2 kW) @ 1,000-2,200 rpm maximum electric motor power (electric assist). The motor generator is liquid-cooled.

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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. Equipped 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. general motors Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Auto Shanghai 2011 Buick Envision GM plug-in hybrid cars

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2012 Buick Regal to offer eAssist mild hybrid technology

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GM is applying its eAssist mild hybrid system to the 2012 Regal, making it the second Buick model after LaCrosse to feature the second-generation light electrification technology ( earlier post ), which is GM’s current default mild hybrid system for electrification applications of 20 kW power or less. Somewhere around 20 kW, you start to act like a full hybrid.you start adding clutches, motors, your cost goes up. We’ve done a comparison with a flywheel motor.

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Buick eAssist, Chevy Eco Hybrid Recall For Control Module Check

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General Motors announced today that it will recall more than 38,000 Buick and Chevrolet sedans fitted with its eAssist mild-hybrid system, to check for a possibly defective electronic component. The vehicles, from both the 2012 and 2013 model years, are the Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans fitted with eAssist, and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

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Buick Mild Hybrid Business Concept Vehicle Unveiled in Shanghai

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The Buick Business Concept Vehicle. The Buick Business Concept, a new mild hybrid concept vehicle designed to showcase Buick’s future vision of “business class on the road,” made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2009. The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was developed in China by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a design and engineering joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), with global design input.

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Buick Hybrid makes world debut

Green Cars News

A new mild hybrid concept vehicle made its global debut at Auto Shanghai this week dubbed the Buick Business Concept. It is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that has been developed in China by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre as part of a design and engineering joint venture with both General Motors and the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

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

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

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

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

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

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China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It also happens to be by far the largest market for Buicks in the world, to the. 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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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 idea was to give the Vue a Buick-style grill and other design features consistent with the Buick line. According to a Motor Authority article at that time, the rebranded Vue “didn’t mesh with the Buick image.”

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

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General Motors sold the first-generation Volt under different brands in various international markets. The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market. 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

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Report Threatens Badge-Engineered Buick Model Of Chevy Volt

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

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Buick eAssist, Chevy Eco Hybrid Recall Questioned By NHTSA

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Back in May, General Motors announced the recall of more than 38,000 Buick and Chevrolet mild hybrid sedans to check for a potentially defective electronic component. Now, following a fire in a vehicle apparently repaired under the recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether GM''s recall went far enough.

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