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  • 2020 Buick Encore (Chinese spec)

    Buick on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned Encore subcompact crossover SUV and a new Encore GX compact crossover at Auto Shanghai 2019. Confusingly, the larger Encore GX is likely to be the model we see in the United States as the redesigned 2020 Encore, as this is the version spotted testing on local roads. It's also because the subcompact Encore shown in Shanghai is based on General Motors' GEM platform designed for emerging markets. The platform is an evolution of the Gamma II design found in the outgoing Encore and so far has only been used in models sold in China. The compact Encore GX...

  • 2020 Buick LaCrosse Avenir
    2020 Buick LaCrosse made handsome just as it's dropped in US

    Buick has unveiled an updated, much more handsome version of its LaCrosse sedan in China, just as the nameplate dies off in the United States. The updated LaCrosse goes on sale in China following a debut at this month's Auto Shanghai 2019, and its production will be handled exclusively at a plant...

  • 2019 Buick Regal Avenir
    GM trademarks Envista name for potential future Buick

    Buick may have something called the Envista in the pipeline, but what that is, we don't know yet. Parent automaker General Motors filed the trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 19 for use with "motor land vehicles, namely automobiles." We always take trademark...

  • 2020 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer spy shots

    Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the recent sighting of only partially concealed prototypes testing in the wild. The particular tester is for the Insignia's Sports Tourer wagon body style, which we get here in jacked-up Buick Regal TourX soft-roader form. We also get...

  • 2020 Opel Insignia facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Opel Insignia spy shots

    Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the sighting of partially camouflaged prototypes. The latest tester is for the Insignia's Grand Sport fastback body style, which we get here as the Buick Regal Sportback. Opel engineers are also testing an updated Insignia Sports Tourer...

  • 1987 Buick GNX with 8 miles for sale
    1987 Buick GNX driven only 8 miles its whole life seeks new owner

    There are low mileage cars, and then there's this 1987 Buick GNX. Listed for sale on auction site Bring a Trailer, the muscle car has only gone eight miles in its 30-plus years of existence. For those who need a crash course on the GNX, it was a limited-run model built in 1987 based on the Buick...

  • 2020 Buick Encore spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Buick's pint-sized crossover, the Encore, is about to get a redesign and we've just spotted a prototype. The prototype reveals that the redesigned Encore, just like the current generation, will be twinned with an Opel Mokka X to be sold overseas. Opel's redesigned Mokka X has already been spotted and is confirmed to go on sale in markets where the German brand operates in 2020. The redesigned Encore is expected in Buick showrooms late this year as a 2020 model. With the popularity of the current Encore, which racked up 88,000 sales in the United States in 2017 and expected to have sold even...

  • Buick Enspire electric SUV concept
    GM trademarks "Enspire" name, likely for new Buick crossover

    General Motors has once again filed to trademark the "Enspire" name, which points to the possibility we'll soon see a new Buick crossover by that name. According to a GM Authority report on Sunday, the automaker received approval for the trademark on Dec. 11. It's the second time GM has filed to...

  • 2019 Buick Lacrosse
    GM to kill Chevy Volt, Cruze, and Impala, axe three plants; Buick LaCrosse to follow

    General Motors on Monday said that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Impala early next year and shutter three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada as it reduces its workforce and feeds demand for crossover SUVs and pickups rather than sedans. GM said that the assembly plants it...

  • 2019 Buick Cascada
    Buick Cascada may bow out after 2019

    Buick only graced its showrooms with the Cascada a few years ago but the handsome, somewhat sporty convertible may soon be on its way out. You see, the Cascada was launched in 2012 by Opel, which builds the convertible at a plant in Poland. It was rebadged a Buick and introduced here for 2016. Opel...

  • 2019 Buick Regal Avenir
    2019 Buick Regal offered with upmarket Avenir trim

    Buick's Regal Sportback is a fuel-efficient mid-size liftback that exudes quality and style but skips the premium price tag. For the 2019 model year, the car receives Buick's upmarket Avenir trim, helping to further bridge the gap with its luxury brand alternatives. The Regal Sportback, which is...

  • 2020 Buick LaCrosse facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Buick LaCrosse spy shots

    The Buick LaCrosse will soon come in for a facelift as evidenced by a camouflaged prototype spotted testing recently. The LaCrosse was last redesigned for 2017 so this facelift represents a mid-cycle update for the large sedan. Expect it to arrive in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. The...

  • 49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National

    Barn finds are one thing, but a 49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National leapfrogs that feeling of discovery and moves straight into time-capsule territory. Right now, this barely touched 1987 Buick Grand National is up for auction on eBay. According to the seller's description, the 1980s muscle car was meticulously maintained while in storage for decades until its third owner passed away. After the owner's passing, the seller, who is the brother of the previous owner, left the Grand National in a storage facility where it collected dust, not miles. In addition to the minty fresh 49 miles on the...

  • 2018 Buick Excelle
    2018 Buick Excelle compact sedan revealed for Chinese market

    Buick on Wednesday unveiled a new generation of its Excelle compact sedan for the Chinese market. The car adopts Buick's latest design cues and gives us a hint of what a modern Verano might look like if the nameplate was still sold here. All Buick will say about its new Excelle is that the car has...

  • 2019 Buick Velite 6 Electric
    Buick Velite 6 hybrid and electric cars bound for China

    Buick on Wednesday revealed a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that's due to hit the Chinese market this year. It's a follow-up to the Velite 5 extended-range electric sedan Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market. However, unlike the Velite 5, which is really just a...

  • Buick Enspire electric SUV concept
    Buick Enspire electric SUV concept bows in China

    Buick has delivered a handful of knockout concept cars in the past few years. From Avenir to Avista, each has carried an elegant and luxurious design. Now, meet the Buick Enspire—a battery-electric SUV concept. The brand revealed the Enspire on Tuesday ahead of its formal reveal at the...

  • Teaser for Buick Enspire concept debuting at 2018 Beijing auto show
    Buick bringing electric SUV concept to 2018 Beijing auto show

    Buick will present an electric SUV concept called the Enspire later this month. A teaser shot released on Monday hints at a handsome design that takes current Buick themes to the next level. All Buick is willing to say is that the concept is an exploration of future design elements and technology...

  • 2019 Buick Envision
    Buicks won't carry the brand's name after the 2019 model year

    From 2019 onward, no Buick vehicle will carry the "Buick" nameplate at the vehicle's rear. The global brand wants to move towards a consistent badging strategy globally, apparently meaning no "Buick" badges at all. GM Authority first reported the news last Friday, but a Buick spokesperson confirmed...

  • 2018 Buick Regal GS

    The 2018 Buick Regal GS wears lots of letters and words on its flanks and in its cabin. Two you won’t find? “Gran Sport.” That moniker’s a relic of an era when rear-drive Buicks prowled the roads, leaded fuel their Muscle Milk. Today’s Buicks lean heavily on recently dissolved Opel roots. They’re European in ethos and sometimes in assembly, front- or all-wheel drive thanks, no V-8s, plenty of turbo-4s to go around. Plenty of discreetly swift metal, too. The 2018 Regal GS skips the pedestrian hardware that pushes the Regal TourX wagon and the Sportback...

  • The Buick Y Job is the first-ever concept car and it just stopped by Jay Leno's Garage
    The Buick Y-Job was the first concept car and Jay Leno takes it for a drive

    When the Buick Y-Job was conceived by design legend Harley Earl in1938, its purpose wasn't to go into production but rather to highlight items and features that would be seen on future General Motors vehicles. Today, we'd call it a concept car, but 80 years ago it was the first of its kind. GM Vice...

  • 2019 Buick Envision
    More gears, less money: 2019 Buick Envision updated

    A 9-speed automatic mated to a torquier turbo-4 engine tops the list of updates to the facelifted 2019 Buick Envision, the automaker said Monday. The China-sourced 2019 Envision's styling is revised, it gains a handful of improved features, and it's priced up to $2,000 less than its predecessor...

  • 2018 Buick Regal Sportback
    2018 Buick Regal Sportback first drive review: the crossover of cars

    The decision to do away with a sedan shape and offer the 2018 Buick Regal as a hatchback (called Sportback) and a wagon (called Tour X) is an odd one at first blush. After all, mid-size sedans traditionally have been among the strongest selling vehicles, while hatchbacks and especially wagons have...

  • The first publicly available Buick GNX heads to auction
    Own the first Buick GNX sold to the public

    Grand National Experimental. Those three words mean a whole lot to Buick fans. That's because they are the name applied to a car that was once a humble Regal. When it gets the black paint applied, it is transformed into a truly menacing street beast that stalked the roads of America in the late...

  • 2018 Buick Lacrosse Avenir
    2018 Buick LaCrosse gets upmarket Avenir treatment

    The LaCrosse is the second model in the United States to receive Buick’s upmarket Avenir treatment. In case you’ve forgotten, Avenir, French for “future,” is the name of a luxurious sedan concept Buick rolled out in 2015. The concept didn’t make it to production but...

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