The iconic General Motors brand Buick announced June 19, 2013 that their 2013 Encore model ranked number one in having the fewest customer complaints in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM Sub-Compact CUV segment.
According to the study, Buick had 113 fewer problems for every 100 cars.
The ranking is even more remarkable as this year's marks the initial sales year for the 2013 Buick Encore. The Encore rolled out early...
Just four years after emerging from a painful and complicated bankruptcy restructuring, the folks at General Motors have a lot to crow about.
The recent 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study places GM as the top major manufacturer in the world, and second, only behind Porsche, among 33 manufacturers of all sizes. Overall, GM had 8 different model-level awards.
It's been a long day and you're making the long drive back home.
Your concentration drifts off for a second or two, just enough for your vehicle to cross into the opposite lane or the hard shoulder. It's a dangerous scenario which is all too common for many drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 34,080 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012, many...
Car buyers tend to look for a
few key items when they begin shopping for their next vehicle. Their
choice begins and ultimately ends based on the idea of value, safety,
and style. The 2014
Buick lineup slated to hit the markets soon has managed to
combine all of these things brilliantly. Moreover, Buick has put a
particularly strong emphasis on safety. Every model in this group of new
releases will feature the innovative Active
Safety Suite. This step forward in safety technology is
designed to protect drivers from collisions on all sides of the vehicle
rather than merely the front or the rear...
A new General Motors crossover SUV
was recently spotted being tested in Detroit. Although it was heavily
disguised, the vertical slat grill with a round center badge and a
slightly sloping belt-line mark the new vehicle as a Buick.
This makes sense as the tri-shield brand has a gap in their SUV lineup
between the subcompact Encore and the much larger Enclave.
The vehicle being tested is also thought to be the basis for redesign of the GMC Terrain models.
Although the dimensions are not as large as their current variants.
This is in line with recent rumors coming out of GM that their new
crossovers would be smaller in order to compete more with the Ford
Escape in the US and the Ford Kuga in Europe.
The name of the
new model is thought to be the Anthem, which was last seen on the back
of an Oldsmobile show car that eventually become the Aurora. A name
beginning with E also seems possible, in order to maintain consistency
with the Enclave and Equinox , and Envision has emerged as a
GM's Buick Division entered the compact sedan competition in 2012 with the introduction of the Verano.
Since that time, the luxury sedan continues to grow in popularity.
The 2013 Buick Verano is largely unchanged from the previous year, with a few notable exceptions.
For example, the Verano is now available with an optional 2.0 L turbocharged engine. This smallish four-cylinder power plant still packs a punch. It can generate up to 250 hp and take the Verano from zero to sixty in just 6...
Booming crossover sport utility vehicle sales, and a top luxury sedan model, were fueling the best Buick sales figures in eight years, according to company officials. Luxury sedan sales also were booming, leading to the best retail and sales figures since 2005, before the 2007 US economy crash, officials said.
Citing double-digit sales increases over same month sales in 2012, officials in Detroit said total sales were up 11 percent in April compared to April...
One of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world, General Motors, is looking to gain more customers following the announcement they will be offering free maintenance for all their vehicles beginning with their 2014 models.
The announcement was made by GM CEO Dan Akerson.
The offer will be good with the purchase of most 2014 GM vehicles including Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. GM is helping to lead the way in providing a plan of this...
It looks like GMC
may be all the way back from the hard times of the US economy in 2007
with significant sales increases posted in March, April and May.
Officials attributed the sales boost to big jumps in sales for brand
leading trucks and crossover sport utility vehicles.
crash of the US economy took its toll on auto sales, but GMC last month
reported a complete turnaround with April car sales up 8 percent over
April 2012. This represented the highest sales volume since 2007. The
year-to-year sales volume also increased significantly, going up 7
percent over 2012 with the April figures.
Sales of the full-size Sierra truck
led the way with its best sales volume in six years. Those sales went
up 17 percent over April 2012. Crossover sales also saw significant
increases with the Acadia full-size sport utility vehicle showing a 10
percent increase last month over April 2012, the best month-to-month
increase since 2008...
If you've ever owned a truck, chances are you're familiar with the myth that leaving your tailgate down can help save you money.
The idea is that when locked upright, the tailgate creates extra drag on the truck, decreasing gas efficiency. By lowering the tailgate, so the myth says, drivers can decrease drag on their vehicle, thus increasing their gas efficiency and saving cash in the process. But does this myth really hold...