The Buick brand serves as a sort of midlevel brand that offers much of the luxury feel that you get from Cadillac but with a lower price. Thanks to the addition of the eAssist mild hybrid system to several vehicles in the lineup, Buick offers both power and fuel efficient models with a long list of standard amenities from base model to the top of the range.

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Pike Research says Stop-Start technology enables less fuel consumption at lower cost than full hybrids

Call them what you will, but stop-start vehicles (SSV) that go by the names of micro hybrids and idle-stop vehicles enable gasoline engines to turn off when vehicles are slowed down or stopped. The net effect per Pike Research is up to 10% less fuel consumption, less emissions and at a cost lower than full hybrids.

Top Buick/GMC dealer attracts 30 percent of business via mobile apps

The appropriately named Sellers Buick/GMC has been designated the top dealership for that brand in the country. They are not in Los Angeles or Chicago, but rather Farmington Hills, Michigan, about 90 minutes from Detroit’s Wayne County Airport. Using the services of a firm called Search Optics they racked up over $80 million in sales during 2010.

Buick could be the next GM brand with Volt technology

General Motors’ innovative Voltec drivetrain combines emission-free electric driving with a range extending gasoline generator to give driver’s the best of the electric and hybrid worlds, with the technology making its debut in the Chevy Volt followed by the European Opel Ampera and according to Bloomberg, Buick could be the next GM brand to offer a car with the Voltec drivetrain.

GM UAW hourly workers could see $4,000 in bonuses

Last week, TorqueNews.com brought you the news that General Motors plans to pay profit sharing bonuses to their hourly union autoworkers (UAW) that could exceed the highest profit-sharing bonuses in the company history and if a new report proves to be true, those bonuses could actually be even higher – with an average of $4,000 paid to these hourly workers.

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