GM recalling 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX

The NHTSA has issued recalls for the newest 2013 Buick LaCrosse and 2013 Cadillac SRX models due to a problem with the software for the transmission controller. The transmission could accidentally be shifted to Sport mode, which would reduce the amount of engine braking drivers experience. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says this could increase the risk of a crash. So, about 27,000 vehicles will be recalled for fixing this problem and updating software.
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2013 Buick Encore

Look at the all-new 2013 MY Buick Encore, that was missing fell into place today at the Detroit Auto Show. Based on a modified version of GM’s Gamma II platform that underpins the Chevrolet Spark / Sonic and the next Opel Corsa, the Encore measures 168.5 inches in length, 69.9 inches in width and 64.8 inches in height.

Even though it’s roughly the same size as the Nissan Juke, Buick prefers to position it against two more luxurious crossovers that are not sold in the U.S., the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
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2011 Buick Regal at IIHS

2011 Buick Regal at IIHS

The 2011 Buick Regal has been examined by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the results have netted “Good” ratings for front, side, rear and rollover impact protection.

The 2011 Buick Regal is the seventh vehicle from General Motors to earn a Top Safety Pick award, which includes the aforementioned rollover test where the Regal excelled. Buick’s Euro-born sedan (known as Opel Insignia in Europe) was able to withstand almost five-times its weight – up from the federally-mandated standard of 1.5 times.
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Domestic Brands Surpass Imports in Initial Quality for the First Time in IQS History

Domestic auto brands have demonstrated higher initial quality than import brands for the first time, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010.

Overall, the industry average for initial quality is 109 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) in 2010, increasing slightly from 108 PP100 in 2009. However, initial quality for domestic brands as a whole has improved by 4 PP100 in 2010 to an average of 108 PP100 slightly better than the initial quality of import brands, which averages 109 PP100 in 2010.
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2010 Buick Regal

2010 Buick Regal

GM announced today that the next Buick’s mid-size sedan will be known as Regal. it is rumoured that the US model will be identical to the Chinese market Regal which in turn is based on the European Opel Insignia. These models differ only in styling of the front grille, the shape of the front fog lights and the exterior mirrors.
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2010 Buick LaCrosse

The Buick LaCrosse in camo was caught on public roads. The next-gen LaCrosse shares its Epsilon II (the Malibu is an extended Epsilon, not Epsilon II) underpinnings with the critically acclaimed Chevy Malibu, the interior will be very similar as well. Close inspection of the pics shows some similar dash characteristics between the two models, though the ‘Bu is all about the curves while the Buick is more strait-laced. Seats in the preproduction LaCrosse are two-toned much like that of the up-level Malibu, but the two appear to have a different basic shape.