Buick Is Huge In China

Buick and Cadillac are giving GM some healthy returns in China, some Nissan dealers are very mad at Nissan, and Hyundai is worried about Kona fires. All that and more in The Morning Shift for October 12, 2020.



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It always feel a little weird to say that Cadillac and Buick are passé in the US, but things are a bit different in China. GM said Monday that, on the strength of those two brands, its sales in China for the third quarter were up for the first time in a quarter in two years.

From Reuters:

The second-biggest foreign automaker in China by units – after Germany’s Volkswagen AG VOWG_p.DE – said on Monday it delivered 771,400 vehicles in China in the third quarter. That followed a 5% fall in the second quarter, when parts of China were still emerging from virus-busting lockdown measures.

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Cadillac, Buick help GM to first China sales growth in two years

BEIJING (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM) GM.N on Monday said continued market recovery from the COVID-19 crisis helped its China vehicle sales grow 12% on year in July-September, marking the Detroit automaker’s first Chinese quarterly sales growth in two years.

FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is pictured at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Ramos Arizpe, state of Coahuila, Mexico, Oct. 7, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo

The second-biggest foreign automaker in China by units – after Germany’s Volkswagen AG VOWG_p.DE – said on Monday it delivered 771,400 vehicles in China in the third quarter. That followed a 5% fall in the second quarter, when parts of China were still emerging from virus-busting lockdown measures.

GM has a Shanghai-based joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd 600104.SS making Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles. It has another venture, SGMW, with SAIC and Guangxi Automobile Group, producing no-frills mini-vans and which has

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This 1964 Buick Skylark keeps the convertible love in the family



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Courtesy of Julian A. Crowder

In July 1964, the “it” car of the moment was the Ford Mustang, but my mother didn’t want a Mustang. She wanted a Buick Skylark convertible. I was too young for a driver’s license when my father and I pulled out of the showroom of Deal Buick in Asheville, North Carolina, in her Marlin Blue Skylark, but it was only a matter of time.

As your typical teenage car enthusiast, I was the one who washed, waxed, and maintained the Buick. Mom let me take it on my first date when I was finally able to drive. I had another car at the time, but the Skylark was special.

Over the years, my mom got another Buick, and my dad drove the convertible on business trips. Finally, in 1978, my folks were going to buy me a car as a gift

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The ‘Special Pleasures’ of the 1988 Buick Reatta

With Buick now divorced from Opel and building a strong electric portfolio for China based on GM’s BEV2 platform, it’s time for us to take a look at the era leading into the 1990s, when front-wheel drive two-seater grand tourers like the Buick Reatta could serve as low-production halo cars for GM’s historic brands.



a car parked in a parking lot: With Buick now divorced from Opel and building a strong electric portfolio for China based on GM's BEV2 platform, it's time for us to take a look at the era leading into the 1990s, when front-wheel drive two-seater grand tourers like the Buick Reatta could serve as low-production halo cars for GM's historic brands. Welcome […]


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With Buick now divorced from Opel and building a strong electric portfolio for China based on GM’s BEV2 platform, it’s time for us to take a look at the era leading into the 1990s, when front-wheel drive two-seater grand tourers like the Buick Reatta could serve as low-production halo cars for GM’s historic brands. Welcome […]

Welcome to Ad of the Week! Vintage ads are fun. They come from a time when enthusiasts gathered their knowledge mostly from print magazines, TV and radio ads, and billboards sized to fit several land

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