Our friends at GM Inside News have just reported an interesting rumour. The automaker is said to consider a platform change for the next-generation Chevrolet Equinox, which would be based on the global Delta architecture – also used by the Chevrolet Cr…Read more
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Botched spying probe increases pressure on Renault/Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, Buick turns to the NCAA to court younger buyers and Bristol Motor Speedway gears up for several record-setting attempts.Read more
Dave Wilson spent 26 years building Preston Automotive Group into an 11-brand, 10-store group. But in 2007, his son, then a 20-year-old college sophomore, came to him with an audacious suggestion: Dump Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac and GMC.Read more
General Motors says its 2011 Buick Regal Turbo is the first direct-injected turbocharged production car capable of running on any blend of gasoline or E85 ethanol.Read more
Buick revealed its latest technology for the Regal in a century-old building in Chicago that symbolizes everything the brand hopes to be: trendy, urban and electric.Read more
Regal joins LaCrosse in getting new mild hybrid powertrain option.
The addition of the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist hybrid didn’t come as much of a surprise, given the ease of sharing the engine and “light electrification” system with its LaCrosse stablemate. The more efficient Regal, which is making its debut at the 2011 Chicago auto show, is expected to be rated 26/37 mpg city/highway pending EPA certification.
General Motors has announced that the new 2012 Buick Regal will feature the eAssist system, reducing fuel consumption by 25% compared to the 2011 version powered by the four-cylinder mill coupled with the six-speed transmission.Read more
Prices of used vehicles are high and their quality is low, says Mark Baer, owner of Budd Baer Buick-GMC-Subaru-Mazda in Washington, Pa., just south of Pittsburgh.Read more
Good, but not quite right.
Poor, poor Saab. The entire time I was behind the wheel of the 9-5, I thought I was in a reskinned Buick. It’s just way too long and wide to feel like a real Saab. I really dislike the way the interior feels so much like a typical General Motors interior with a few concessions to the vehicles I’d really consider to be Saabs. Why is the nightpanel button (a signature Saab item) in almost exactly the same place as every push-to-start button on “normal” cars? I know Saab has always done the console ignition, but does that make any sense without a physical key? I spent a week with the car and that still wasn’t enough time to train myself to not push the nightpanel button when I wanted ignition.
Photo Gallery: 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD Sedan – Automobile Magazine
EXECUTIVE EDITOR ROGER HART: This is the kind of car that can change people’s perception of Buick. It’s handsome, has a nice interior with controls that are laid out in an intuitive manner, and it has a great little engine.Read more
The new Buick Regal is on sale now– and it’s doing almost exactly what the last Buick Regal did for years: attracting a new and theoretically more youthful shopper to the brand’s showrooms. Regal’s long been the sporty model in Buick’s lineup, and the last-generation model packed much of the styling and hardware to back that up.Read more
GM and OnStar will offer owners of new 2011 Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC vehicles mobile applications to access their vehicle information and OnStar services from the smartphones starting today.Read more
Not astoundingly awesome, but quite impressive nonetheless.
Germany supplies 40% of the parts in a Buick Regal, and the cars are assembled in Opel’s Russelsheim, Germany plant. This Regal was originally intended to be a Saturn Aura, but then Saturn was put out to pasture during the bankruptcy and even GM’s control of Opel was uncertain last fall. Thankfully, GM found a way to hang onto Opel after bankruptcy and the complicated restructuring process.
Buick’s renaissance, or rejuvenation, arguably started with the introduction of the Enclave mid-size crossover. Don’t call it an SUV, because it isn’t one–the term SUV is now socially regarded as clumsy and for fuel-hungry mammoths whose popularity has dwindled almost as badly as Mel Gibson’s.Read more
Detroit – It’s a technology that would captivate anyone who grew up on video games. What if you could create an exact digital replica of one of the world’s most challenging roads and then drive virtual cars on it to see what happens?Read more
Buick is cloning real-world roads so they can be used to virtual test cars.Read more
General Motors Co.’s GMC and Buick, the fastest-growing brand in the U.S. this year, are considering a courtesy loaner program for customers getting warranty service on their vehicles to build awareness of the company’s products.Read more