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Buick will unveil at the New York Auto Show the 2008 Invincta - Latin word for “invincible”. The Invincta evolves Buick’s global design direction from the Riviera concept introduced last year in Shanghai. The Invicta Invicta show car was co-developed by GM design centers in North America and China to meet customers’ expectations equally in the world’s two largest automotive markets.

Invicta draws inspiration from the Riviera concept with a modern and graceful exterior design matched by a sumptuous interior. Invicta pays homage to Buicks of the 1940s through the 1970s with its nostalgic sweepspear design cue, a curved line running the length of the car. The exterior also features Buick’s signature vertical chrome waterfall grille and a new look to its portholes. The Invicta interior will share Riviera’s ambient lighting feature and lavish design.

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2008 Buick Lucerne Super pricing announced

Buick today announced the pricing for the 2008 Lucerne Super. Buick’s most premium and powerful full-size sedan will start at a price of $39,395 including a $765 destination freight charge. It will be available for sale in dealer showrooms beginning in April.

The Lucerne Super is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine that delivers 292 hp and 288 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine’s added power improves launch-acceleration and vehicle-passing capabilities. New premium steering components give the Lucerne Super improved steering precision and responsiveness.

It will be available in three different trims: Super, CX (MSRP of $27,520) and CXL (MSRP of $30,165).

Press release after jump.

In the presence of China Environmental Protection Foundation President Qu Geping and representatives from across its value chain, Shanghai General Motors officially inaugurated its Drive to Green strategy today. The unique strategy covers three key areas: developing green products, cultivating green manufacturing systems and undertaking a green responsibility.

Buick Riviera made its debut last year at the Shanghai Auto Show. And in just a few days it will make its North American debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The Riviera has been engineered to accommodate a new hybrid system that will go into production at Shanghai GM, GM’s flagship joint venture with SAIC, in 2008.

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The Buick Riviera Buick Riviera concept car will make its North American debut at next month’s Detroit Auto Show, technically called the “North American International Automobile Show.” For it, General Motors is bringing in the Riviera concept car that it showed, as a Buick, at the Shanghai, China auto show almost a year ago, in April of 2007. Of course, it was only right that the car was first displayed in China. That’s where it was designed and built. It is said, however, that the look of the Riviera (...)
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Shanghai GM will be putting a hybrid version of their Buick LaCrosse on the market next year, prior to the Olympic games to be held in Bejing, according to the Xinhua News Agency of China. According to GM’s information, the vehicle will be based on the Saturn Aura Saturn Aura Green Line’s hybrid engine, a 2.4 liter Ecotec which, in the Saturn Saturn , increases fuel economy about 25%. Toyota Toyota is currently the only manufacturer with a hybrid on the Chinese market, though Honda Honda has announced introduction of a (...)

“Uptown.” The phrase conjures images of sophisticated luxury – timeless elegance with a flavor for the avant-garde. It is fine furnishings and the latest electronics, cool jazz with an equal dose of hot salsa. It’s the blending of two colors to create a distinctive new shade. That’s the premise behind the Buick Enclave UpTown being introduced at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. It was created by Rick Bottom Designs of Mendota, Ill.


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