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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM has just put in for a new all-wheel drive system. Or at least a trademark for a new name for an all-wheel drive system. The filing from last week specifies the trademark Sport Control AWD. It's to be used for all-wheel drive systems, electronic stability control systems, steering systems...
  2. Global Buick News
    Oh great. Another sleek-looking sedan that's trying to disguise itself as a coupe. That means no headroom and lousy visibility. Then you get to the trunk, if it's even big enough to call it that. But hold on a minute. This one's a hatchback. Maybe things are a little different in here. If...
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    General Motors has recalled over 210,000 late-model sedans and crossovers in the U.S. and over 19,000 north of the border after discovering the potential for a braking issue. The automaker blames the issue on rear brake calipers supplied by ZF, which can also be found on vehicles built by...
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    Chances are that if you're looking for a second-hand Buick or Cadillac you also want those damn kids to get off your lawn! That's according to CarMax, which studied the average buyer at its lots and determined that GM's fuddiest and/or duddiest brands have the oldest buyers. To be fair, the...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    We previously reported that General Motors was seeking an exemption from U.S. tariffs that could affect the domestic wellbeing of the Buick Envision, the brand's Chinese-made utility vehicle positioned between the Encore and Enclave. At the time, GM hadn't weighed in on if it would pull the...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors wants an exemption from a 25 percent U.S. tariff for the Buick Envision, the Chinese-made sport utility positioned between the Encore and Enclave. On Thursday, the automaker said it filed the request on July 30th with the U.S. Trade Representative to exclude the model from the...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Buick's Avenir sales are growing, and the brand is working to grow them even further. It's adding the Avenir premium trim to the Regal, expanding the lineup to three models. While overall sedan sales are falling, Buick says that demand for midsize cars in the $30 to $40,000 range is growing...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It's a running joke in auto journalist and car enthusiasts circles that wagons are the ultimate body type, as well as the cure for the crossover crave that seems to bother us  (myself included) in ways that aren't necessarily logical or rational. Wagons are better than crossovers because they...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The second quarter of 2018 returned pleasing sales figures for General Motors, but there were no champagne corks popping over Buick's performance. While GM's sales rose 4.6 percent compared to Q2 2017 (and 4.2 percent year-to-date), Buick sales headed in the opposite direction - down 12 percent...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    As you might have heard, Buick's Avenir luxury sub-brand is off to a good start. Playing the same tune written by GMC's Denali line, "Avenir" debuted on the second-generation Enclave crossover for 2018, then bestowed its luxurious trappings on the LaCrosse sedan. According to Automotive News...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Remember the Enspire? It's looking increasingly likely that GM will use a version of the Bolt's chassis to form the basis of that, and another CUV in the near future. A slide from a presentation uncovered by GM Authority plainly shows that in November 2017 GM was planning for "New CUV entries...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Buick LaCrosse is getting a new Sport Touring trim. It'll sit between the current Essence and the also new Premium trim, midway in the lineup. Sport Touring is code for monochromatic on this Buick. It gets body colour trim, with paint replacing chrome on the grille surround and side vents...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you're shopping for a new Buick or plug-in Cadillac, you might be in for a sticker surprise in the near future. The Buick Envision crossover is one of just a few made in China vehicles sold in the US, along with the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In. The Trump administration's plan to impose a 25 percent...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It may feel like the latest generation of Buick Lacrosse was revealed just yesterday because in automotive terms, it kind of did. Hitting dealerships in 2016 as a MY2017, the Lacrosse is a handsome thing, but that hasn't stopped the perfectionists at Buick from seeking to improve its...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    I could have told the guy "71 extra pounds." Then again, maybe "$5,400 more" would have been a better response. Both of these figures are correct, but it's the latter that best answers the question, "What's an Avenir?" The passer-by who accosted me - in a friendly manner, thankfully - outside...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    People might be playing a little fast and loose with the term "barn find" these days, but every once in a while a car comes along that truly merits that badge. Despite the seller's claim, this isn't one of them. It is, however, an amazing find. A 49-mile, never registered 1987 Buick Grand...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas believes General Motors may follow Fiat Chrysler and Ford in trimming small passenger cars and sedans from its US vehicle lineup. In an interview with Bloomberg, Jonas said "all three of the Detroit Three automakers have something in common: They've all...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Buick Encore isn't going away anytime soon. Built by GM Korea, the little crossover, its Chevrolet Trax twin, and the diminutive Chevy Spark will continue chugging out of the country's three GM assembly plants and making a boat ride to the U.S., all thanks to a multi-billion dollar...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you spent the weekend in a state of breathless suspense, allow us to let some air out of that balloon. General Motors' embattled Korean division, source of America's smallest GM cars, has pulled back from the brink of bankruptcy after reaching an 11th hour deal with its union. The tentative...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Buick Velite 6 has made its official debut ahead of Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The Velite 6 is a China-only Buick that will be offered with either a plug-in hybrid or pure electric powertrain. First to arrive will be the plug-in hybrid, which will feature a 1.5-liter engine, two AC...
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