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  1. Global Buick News
    I don't normally say things like this, but I didn't originally expect to like the Buick Encore GX. At all. A confusing name, designed for a different market, and with a pair of tiny three-cylinder engines? On paper, it felt more like a return to the days of the J-Body Skyhawk. Instead, in a feat...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A new Buick arrives from across the Pacific early next year, and it may be priced in a manner that relegates the hot-selling Encore to the runner-up spot. The Encore GX, which aims to split the size difference between Encore and Envision, may be larger than its subcompact sibling, but it sheds...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Arguably the most interesting - or at least atypical ⁠- Buick in the brand's lineup, the Cascada was a European creation that wore many badges. And now it's truly, definitively dead. Unlike the recent deep-sixing of the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Cruze, the last Cascada to roll off Opel's Polish...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Like its Chevrolet division mate, Buick plans to spend the 2020 model year filling white space in its lineup, hauling the tweener Encore GX from overseas to plug the gap between the existing subcompact Encore and the larger Envision. Beneath its hood, however, the Encore GX is anything but...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Pity the poor Buick Envision. As one of the few Chinese-built vehicles sold in America, it earned an unpatriotic stigma upon its arrival. There's no word on how many UAW workers own one. Meanwhile, the compact crossover launched part way through the 2016 model year with only high-end trims in...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A half-decade after General Motors recalled 1,339,355 full-size crossovers due to a risk of seat belt failure, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the models. Following reports sent in from owners, the federal agency is concerned that the 2014...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Contrary to previous reports, the Buick Encore will not be replaced by a slightly larger, China-sourced crossover. Instead, Buick plans to supplement the subcompact Encore's healthy sales by slotting a new model alongside it: the Encore GX. Appearing early next year for the 2020 model year, the...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Buick's smallest model might not be what most TTAC readers want to see in their driveway, but it's nonetheless popular with the American buying public. The subcompact Encore is by far the brand's best-selling vehicle, making up nearly half of Buick's sales volume. We'll probably see a...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It's the news you've been waiting for. As Americans patiently anticipate the arrival of the next-generation Encore and mourn (in small numbers) the passing of the LaCrosse, Buick designers are busy sculpting the next addition to the brand's lineup. Go figure, it's a crossover. Not only that...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Last week, during the Shanghai auto show, Buick unveiled a newer and longer Encore. The Encore GX gets a longer wheelbase because everything sold in China gets a longer wheelbase version. Now, a new report says that the US could get that same extension. While making your subcompact crossover no...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    With the Shanghai motor show getting into gear, brands have been unveiling their latest EVs and crossovers and Buick is no exception. Taking the veil off of the Encore, Encore GX, the Velite 6, and the GL8 Avenir, the brand looking to recapture the eastern market. The Encore and the longer...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's latest trademark is for the name Envista. Which suggests that there might be a new Buick model on the way. The listing is on the USPTO website and was uncovered by GM Authority. General Motors filed the patent for the name on March 19th. The filing says they are intending to use the...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    J. D. Power's latest awards are in, and when it comes to customer service, Buick is number 1. At least among mass-market brands. The annual Customer Service Index study looks at the customer experience when they're at the dealer. And it measures who is doing the best job of keeping customers...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The German automaker that cranks out Buick Regals and, until this summer, Buick Cascadas for American consumers is suddenly flying high, distancing itself from its money pit days under former parent General Motors. After trying and failing to return the Opel (and sister brand Vauxhall) to...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    China's getting another sedan that we don't. Sort of. This time, it's the facelifted Buick LaCrosse.  With the facelift comes an updated look and GM's 8th generation Ecotec engine. The new design is at least a sign of things to come, though, as it's among the first to feature Buick's new...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Images of the refreshed 2020 Buick LaCrosse have leaked, thanks to some help from an unsecured Chinese government website used in the certification process of upcoming models. Finally, bureaucratic screw-ups are working in our favor. While we've seen heavily camouflaged test mules in the past...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Buick's on again, off again relationship with the Opel brand is currently very much on, as two Opels badged as Regals tempt buyers, and one Opel badged as Cascada tempts rental companies. But these recent exercises in marketing are somewhat tame in comparison to the experiment General Motors...
  18. GMI Drives
    Buick occupies an odd place in General Motors' brand portfolio. It's more premium than Chevrolet, but not nearly as luxurious as Cadillac. This middle ground can be a difficult space to operate in, as you end up with a vehicle that's not very affordable nor very luxurious. Buick's high-end...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Buick Cascada, known to Europeans as the Opel Cascada, appeared on North American shores for the 2016 model year, offering buyers (and renters) a pleasant, four-seat replacement for the discontinued Chrysler 200 drop-top. Now wholly owned by France's PSA Group, not General Motors, Opel...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors joined the vast majority of its automotive colleagues in having a crappy sales month in September, posting an 11.1 percent year-over-year volume loss. The issues facing OEMs last month were many. As interest rates rise and the market cools, automakers looking to capture more for...
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