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  • Report: GM may kill Chevy Volt, Sonic and four other cars

    07/23/2017 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 22,2017
    General Motors has put six of its cars under review, including its once breakthrough Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. Besides the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, other vehicles believed to be under consideration for elimination iinclude the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, according to Reuters. GM spokesman Jim Cain declined to comment on the report. UAW President Dennis...
  • GM to sell Chinese-built car in the United States for first time

    11/09/2016 5:05:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    money cnn ^ | orig Dec 2015 | Isidore
    Built in China, sold in the U.S.: It's a first for GM and any U.S. automaker. GM said it will sell the Chinese-built Buick Envision, a crossover SUV, in the U.S. market starting next year. The UAW attacked the plan, saying it was "a slap in the face." It said GM should reconsider its plans and instead build a version for the U.S. market at a U.S. plant. "The men and women of GM and the American taxpayers who invested so much in GM's future deserve better," said the union. GM agreed in its latest labor deal to invest $8.3...
  • GM will no longer make these 6 cars

    11/26/2018 4:47:20 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 120 replies
    channel3000 ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | PETER VALDES-DAPENA
    General Motors will end production of six sedans by the end of 2019. North American customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks. Sedans have fallen out of favor. As GM (GM) adjusts to changing customer behavior it is also planning ahead for the future. The company announced massive layoffs and is closing five North American facilities as it transitions to self-driving, electric cars of the future. The soon-to-be closed plants mean GM will no longer make these cars: Buick LaCrosse January - September sales: 13,409, down 14.2% The LaCrosse is a large car built by a brand that was a...
  • Turbocharged mystery: How did TWIN 1987 Buick Grand Nationals end up parked for decades (T)

    04/10/2017 11:47:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 4/10/2017 | Keith Griffith
    The discovery of a pair of identical, barely driven 1987 Buick Grand Nationals has car enthusiasts scratching their heads at how they ended up parked in a dirty garage. The two identical classic muscle cars were recently purchased in a small town in western Oklahoma by a pair of friends who say they'll be kept together for all time. The twin Grand Nationals have identical options and consecutive vehicle identification numbers, meaning they have been together since they rolled off the factory line, one after the other.
  • Most of Buick's future U.S. cars may come from overseas

    08/18/2015 3:10:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 51 replies
    Yahoo/Rueters ^ | 8/18/2015 | Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall
    Most Buick vehicles sold in the United States after 2016 could be imported from China and Europe, according to two sources familiar with parent General Motors Co's plans. Only two of Buick's future U.S. models, replacements for the mid-size LaCrosse sedan and the large Enclave crossover, are expected to be built in North America, according to the sources, who did not want to be identified because their companies work with GM.... In Detroit, Cindy Estrada, head of the UAW's GM department, said the automaker would be "tone deaf" to import vehicles from overseas "after the sacrifices by U.S. taxpayers," as...
  • Buick Sells Four Times As Many Cars In China As In U.S

    01/09/2014 3:09:27 PM PST · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 8, 2014 | Anthony Ingram
    For the second time in its 110-year history, Buick has topped one million sales in a year--and set a new overall record in the process. Last year saw the marque shift 1,032,056 vehicles, beating the company's last million-sale year in 1984, when it sold 1,003,345 cars. Whereas that 1984 volume was largely down to North America, Buick's current prosperity is largely influenced by a different country: China. Of those million-plus sales, a full 809,918 cars were sold in the Chinese market, nearly four times as many cars as the 205,509 units sold in the U.S. market. Buick is just one...
  • Convertible that features in immortal Casablanca finale expected to fetch $500,000 at auction

    11/02/2013 5:58:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-31-13 | Steve Nolan
    It features in one of the most famous movie scenes of all time - and now it could be yours. The car in which Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman's characters travelled in to the airport for Casablanca's immortal finale is going under the hammer next month. The 1940 Buick Phaeton - which belonged to Bogart's character Rick Blaine in the 1942 film - is expected to fetch $500,000 (£312,000) at auction in New York on November 25. It is among a number of iconic movie props and costumes being sold off as part of the Dreams Are Made of This...
  • Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

    09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011
    Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers. Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other. The flip side of the data...
  • The Buick is back! No, really …

    04/06/2011 12:24:39 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/07/2011 | Paul A. Eisenstein
    While Butler University's long-shot bid collapsed Monday night against the University of Connecticut in the NCAA title game, basketball fans got a glimpse of another Cinderella story that may have a better chance of success. Buick, the long-struggling General Motors brand, recently signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the NCAA, highlighted by the debut of a new “anthem” commercial during the final days of March Madness. “Our intention is to plant the flag and inspire a reappraisal of Buick,” said Craig Bierley, the brand’s marketing chief. Not many Americans are aware that Buick is still around, Bierley concedes. Indeed, many...
  • Hell on wheels, but not for sale (Buick Grand National)

    12/13/2010 1:06:27 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 100 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/10/2010 | Jerry Hirsch
    A pristine Buick that's sat in the showroom of a Signal Hill dealer for 23 years is the stuff of turbocharged automotive legend. The sinister-looking black coupe sits in a corner of the showroom floor, oozing macho and muscle. Square headlights. Evil sneer for a grille. Six cylinders of turbocharged fury. If Darth Vader drove a car, this is what you might find in his garage. This new car is 23 years old. It's a Buick Regal GNX, and in 1987 car enthusiasts including celebrity collectors Reggie Jackson, Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone snapped them up. This menacing Buick —...
  • Entombed car unearthed after 40 years - Classic Cars

    04/04/2010 5:27:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies · 5,196+ views
    upi ^ | April 4, 2010
    KANKAKEE, Ill.- A 1958 Buick has been unearthed almost 40 years after three young men walled it up under an Illinois house as a practical joke , observers said. The Buick Special was abandoned in Kankakee, Ill., in 1971 when it broke down and its owner couldn't afford the repair costs, The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. A local dealer had no use for it and gave it to the three jokesters, who bricked it behind a wall in the basement of a house one of them owned, the newspaper said. Daniel Newman, 65, one of the perpetrators of the gag,...
  • GM Cancels Buick SUV One Week After Announcing It

    08/19/2009 1:47:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 2,415+ views
    Bloomberg and Associated Press | August 19, 2009
    Can't post an excerpt due to copyright restrictions from Bloomberg, but the gist of the story is that Government Motors announced a new Buick SUV and then pulled it off the market within the week because, to quote a similar article from AP: "The Buick crossover we showed received consistent feedback from large parts of all the audiences that it didn't fit the premium characteristics that customers have come to expect from Buick," Stephens wrote. "We were all struck by the consistency of the criticism of the compact crossover." In other words, it was a dog. You can read...

    07/28/2009 10:34:18 PM PDT · by cleveland gop · 28 replies · 620+ views ^ | 7/30/2009 | PGA TOUR
    Is it the end of July already? The best part of the season on tour is upon us with the FedEx playoffs just 3 short weeks away.Lets hope the weather in south central Michigan is better this week as Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan is the host this week for the world's best.So Tiger, Anthony Kim, last week's winner Nathan Green, Jim Furyk, US Open champion Lucas Glover and others will try and tame the Hills course...Late breaking news via Golf Channel and ESPN.....Phil Michelson, who on Friday's Fox and Friends indicated he would be...
  • Golfweek reports Buick Open will switch sponsors, sites next year (Death of GM continues)

    07/26/2009 6:02:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies · 424+ views
    ABC 12 ^ | 7/26/2009 | Joel Feick & Ryan Slocum
    A 51-year tradition may be coming to an end as General Motors has reportedly pulled its sponsorship from the Buick Open. The Buick Open is one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour, but Golfweek reported this weekend that the event will disappear from the PGA Tour after this year's tournament. A new sponsor and location could be announced as soon as the July 30-Aug. 2 tournament in Grand Blanc is finished. Former Buick Open winner, Tom Pernice Jr, a member of the Tour's Player Advisory Council, confirmed the report but would not identify the new sponsor. "Buick doesn't...
  • No American Dream at General Motors

    06/01/2009 9:51:58 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 8 replies · 466+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | June 2, 2009 | Admin
    In its filing in the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Second District of New York, GM claimed assets of about 83 billion dollars, which is quite impressive. Impressive, that is, until one looks at its debts, which currently total nearly 173 billion dollars. It is drowning, quite frankly, in a sea of bad debt, bad management decisions, and sweetheart labor contracts given to a union (the UAW) that long ago lost its way, and which has proved famously bullheaded in recent years, conducting a strike against General Motors on a company-wide basis as recently as 2007. Looking back now, we...
  • GM Shatters China Sales Record in April

    05/05/2009 3:12:52 PM PDT · by Republican Party Reptile · 12 replies · 2,699+ views
    SHANGHAI, China — As General Motors sales continue to tank in the United States, the automaker is racking up impressive gains in China, where sales shattered another record in April. GM sales in China jumped 50 percent in April, to 151,084. In comparison, GM's U.S. sales last month plunged 33 percent to 172,150. The Buick brand in particular is on a tear in China. Where Buick dealers in the U.S. sold only 8,928 vehicles in April, in China they delivered 38,071 — a 64 percent increase over the previous year. GM, however, is seeing the greatest growth spurt in minivehicles,...
  • Buick debuts flagship Invicta in China - created by GM designers in China and Detroit.

    04/19/2008 7:51:14 PM PDT · by Flavius · 28 replies · 38+ views
    na ^ | 4/19/08 | na
    BEIJING, April 19 /CNW/ -- The sleek Buick Invicta show car revealed here in conjunction with Auto China 2008 is Buick's strongest statement yet of its deliberately international plans. The four-door midsize sedan with a coupe-like roofline presents bold direction for Buick's new generation of vehicles in the world's two biggest automotive markets -- the United States and China.
  • GM's Buick (Enclave) is #1! Yes It's True, I'm Not Making This Up

    11/08/2007 2:07:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 119 replies · 1,854+ views ^ | November 08, 2007 | Phil LeBeau
    So there I am driving to the Northwestern/Iowa football game last Saturday when my friend Bruce says, "Hey, what do you think of the Buick Enclave? I think it's pretty sharp." Well Bruce, you are not alone. The latest stats from J.D. Power's Power Information Network shows the Buick Enclave was the fastest selling vehicle in the U.S. last month. Yes, #1. The Enclave sold so fast, it was in showrooms fewer days than the Toyota Fit which rounded out the top "hot selling cars" in October. Why is this a big deal? Buick is hurting, and if the Enclave...
  • How GM can avoid bankruptcy

    11/20/2005 2:57:23 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 108 replies · 2,696+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 11/17/2005 | Robert Walberg
    The company is bleeding billions, but management is beginning to see the light. There are a few bold steps -- including the scrapping of one of its brands -- GM execs should take to keep the auto giant running. According to some analysts on Wall Street, General Motors lost credibility last week when the company said that it would be restating 2001 earnings. That’s what it took for GM’s management to lose credibility? How about years of mismanaging its production effort? Or refusing to aggressively streamline its product offerings, recklessly pursuing incentive strategies, failing to address ballooning health-care and pension...
  • GM lets everyone in on its discount

    05/28/2005 9:20:09 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 34 replies · 1,694+ views
    Detroit Free Press | 28 MAY 2005 | MICHAEL ELLIS
    Title and link only. All GM vehicles except the Hummer H3 at GM employee discounts? Huge! Read about it, especially if you are in the market for a newer vehicle.