While I was browsing YouTube earlier this morning, I came across a Chinese advertisement for the 2011 Buick Regal. It's definitely a cool commercial and it shows off the Regal from multiple angles along with a clip of the Regal peeling out at a stop light. How cool is that?
When I first watched this clip, I noticed the badge on the front fender with the letter "T" in it. As a car guy?
The next step in
Buick's plan for world domination is a new small sedan based on the Opel
Astra called the Buick
Excelle. Following what's likely to be its debut for the Chinese
market later this month at the Beijing Motor Show, Buick plans to bring
the compact sedan to the United States in 2011.
Slotting beneath the Regal in
Buick's lineup, the new compact sedan will be based on General Motor's
Delta II architecture, the very same that will underpin the Chevrolet
Cruze and Volt. From the spy photos we can clearly see the new model
will sport the signature Buick waterfall grille, expressive headlights
inspired by the Regal and hood-mounted portholes.
Look for the new Buick model to be
produced at GM's Lordstown, Ohio facility. GM's Lordstown plant will
begin production of the Cruze in June 2010, with the Buick sedan likely
to follow about 12 to 18 months later. The compact Buick sedan should
hit dealers by early 2012 with a price tag at or below the $20,000 mark.
I was sitting with my wife last night when this commercial came on featuring Ed Whitacre CEO of GM. My first thought was finally Ed's showing so fire! I really think this a great commercial, I mean come on GM paid off the loans five years early. Check out the Video...
This morning, General Motors Chairman and CEO Ed
Whitacre confirmed that the company has paid back a total of $5.8
billion in federal loans a full five years ahead of schedule. Whitacre
attributed the company's ability to make the payment, with interest, to
its new strategy and the success of new models like the Buick
GM received some $50 billion in loans
from both the U.S. and Canadian governments, with the majority of those
funds converted into company stock. The remainder totaled over $8
billion owed to the U.S. and Canadian governments, all of which has now
been paid back less than a year after GM emerged from bankruptcy. The
news was announced at a press conference at the company's Fairfax,
Kansas manufacturing facility, which will soon add production of the
hot-selling Chevrolet Malibu, and was attended by Kansas Governor Mark
Parkinson and other members of government.
As it is, the federal government still
owns 60.8 percent of GM, which means that whenever the company issues
its IPO, the tax payers could easily get all of their money back.
Dave Arbogast Buick
GMC Suzuki is proud to announce the 8th Annual Total Sale! All cars, vans,
trucks SUVs and motor-homes will be drastically reduced! There will be
no negotiations necessary, and no models held back. This weekend
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Dave Arbogast would like to welcome Doc Morgan to our dealership family! Before joining Arbogast, Doc was the general manager of Moorman Pontiac Buick GMC and has been in the automotive business for more than 33 years. Doc would like to welcome all his former customers to call him at 937-335-0068 EXT 260.
How many times have you found yourself driving down the highway and you go to change
lanes and you find a car in your blind spot? These kinds of close calls
can be pretty nerve-racking, but thanks to a new side blind zone alert
system on the 2010 Buick
LaCrosse, you can relax.
you to prevent those all-too-frequent near misses is Buick's Side Blind
Zone Alert system. It works by displaying a small orange icon in the
side mirrors of the new LaCrosse. It uses radar-equipped sensors that
provide and extra set of "eyes" that monitor your vehicle's blind spots.
how often do these kinds of blind spot incidents occur? The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that improper lane
changes are a factor in up to 85 percent of all crashes.
blind zone technology system enables the car to see where it is
difficult for the driver to see," said Kent Lybecker, a GM active safety
systems engineer. "This technology makes lane changes safer because it
alerts driver's to vehicles that otherwise might escape their vision."
the Side Blind Zone Alert system detects another vehicle in the
adjacent lane, the system will illuminate an orange symbol in the side
view mirror that alerts the driver to a potential collision. If the
driver activates the turn signal in the direction of the detected
vehicle, the symbol will start to flash. Otherwise it will remain
illuminated until the detected vehicle has left the blind zone.
system works by using alternating radar beams that span outward from
the LaCrosse, and cover a zone of about one lane width on both sides of
the LaCrosse. The radar also covers approximately 10 feet in the rear of
the Lacrosse for an added layer of protection.
The Buick Lacrosse is one of 27
new vehicles to be named a Top Safety Pick for 2010 by the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety. The award recognizes vehicles that do the
best job of protecting occupants in front, side, rear and rollover
crashes based on Institute testing.
Side Blind Zone Alert is intended to help drivers avoid lane change
mishaps, the driver still needs to turn to check blind zones manually
before changing lanes. Visit your Dayton
Buick Lacrosse Dealer for a demonstration of the blind side zone
alert mirrors or call 1-866-975-3287 for more details.
the month of March, the total sales for GMC rose 45% for a total of
27,648 sales. A large portion of the total sales was due to the
popularity of the new GMC Terrain.
retail sales were up 43 percent. The brand has posted retail and total
year-over-year increases for six straight months. Sales of Terrain rose
331 percent, compared to the vehicle it replaced. Acadia
also had a good month with a 37 percent sales increase.
full-size pickup had its best retail sales month of the year and posted a
total sales increase of 26 percent, compared to March last year.
continues to bring new customers to the brand, attracting a higher
proportion of women than any other GMC product. About 40 percent of
Terrain buyers are women, more than 10 percentage points above the
To meet the growing customer demand for the
Terrain, GM's CAMI Automotive Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, has developed
an innovative production scheme - shuttling Terrain bodies to a plant
in Oshawa for final assembly. This is the third time that production has
been increased to meet growing demand for the Terrain.
Live on the floor at the 2010 New York City Auto Show, Suzuki is displaying the new Sport version of the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi. The near perfect blend of styling, performance, and value all make the Kizashi a solid, and economical car for just about anyone. And with the addition of the Sport package, we at Dave Arbogast feel that the little extra bit of styling and performance make the Kizashi even more appealing.