Category Archives: Buick

Most Popular Cars in China: The 2012 List

Volkswagen and General Motors dominated the 2012 list of top-ten besting-selling sedans in China, contributing five and three entries respectively. The Buick Excelle compact, built by Shanghai GM, successfully defended its No.1 position by beating close rivals such as VW Lavida and VW Jetta. However, the biggest winner was truly Ford Focus from Changan Ford, […]

Shanghai-GM Aims to Sell 1.45 Million Cars in 2013

The general manager of Shanghai-GM, Ye Yongming, revealed at the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show that the company had set the goal of producing and selling 1.45 million vehicles next year. Sales of this year are expected to exceed 1.38 million. In the first ten months of 2012, the joint venture between SAIC and General Motors […]

Buick Park Avenue Is Coming to an End

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Shanghai-GM will discontinue its Buick flagship, the Park Avenue, before the year end, says a marketing official at the joint venture. The slot left in the Buick lineup will remain unfilled until 2015 when a new full-size model will be launched. The Chinese version of Holden Caprice from Australia, Shanghai-GM’s Park Avenue was first released […]

Shanghai-GM Releases Crippled Buick Encore

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At a ceremony held Wednesday evening in Guangzhou and attended by pop idols like Sodagreen, Alex Wong, and Christine Fan, Shanghai-GM announced Buick Encore went on sale with a price range of 149,900-196,900 Yuan (US$23,842-31,318). By just looking at the price tags, one might want to thank the joint venture, for finally here is car […]

Sales of Shanghai GM Dipped in April

Figures released by General Motors on Monday show sales of its three Chinese ventures–SGMW, FAW GM, and Shanghai GM–rose 11.7% in April from a year earlier to 227,217 units. However, Shanghai GM, the most profitable of the three ventures, saw a rare negative growth, as deliveries dropped 2.2% from April 2011 and over 10% from […]

GM Posts Best Quarterly Sales in China

GM looks unstoppable in China, setting new quarterly sales record in the first three months of 2012. Its three local ventures, Shanghai GM, FAW GM, and SAIC-Wuling-GM, posted combined sales of 257,944 vehicles in March, 10.7% more than the same period a year earlier. In Q1, deliveries increased 8.7% to 745,152. In March, the passenger […]

Buick Envision SUV Concept: Auto Shanghai in Pictures (3)


The joint venture of SAIC and GM launched Buick Envision concept on Monday in Shanghai, highlighting China as the most important market of Buick cars. Developed by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), the Buick Envision concept is a series-parallel PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) in the form of a midsize AWD SUV. Its […]

GM’s China Sales Rose 28.8% to 2.35 Million Units in 2010

General Motors reports today its Chinese ventures sold 2,351,610 new vehicles in the domestic market in 2010, 28.8% more than 2009, making it the first foreign automaker to pass 2 million in annual China sales. GM builds and sells vehicles in China through three joint ventures: Shanghai-GM (for mainly Buick, Chevy, and Cadillac), SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW, […]

Shanghai GM Unveils Revamped Buick GL8 MPV

GM’s joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) launched the third generation Buick GL8 on Sunday to consolidate its lead in the MPV market. Four all-new trims are introduced with prices ranging between 288,000 and 388,000 yuan. They will go on sale in a month or two alongside two refreshed trims of the second […]

September Sales: Shanghai-GM, Shanghai-VW (Skoda), Hyundai-Kia, Chery

New vehicle sales at Shanghai GM rose 41% year-on-year last month to 100,825 units, hitting a record monthly high. For the first three quarters, the joint venture sold 742,176 cars, surpassing last year’s annual sales of 727,000. In September, Buick delivered 57,948 units (LaCrosse 10,339, Regal 7,669, Excelle 22,607), Chevrolet 40,860 (Cruze 17,264), Cadillac 2,017 […]