The Buick is an American automotive industry, division of American automaker General Motors (GM). For enough of its presence in the North American market, Buick has launched as a premium car brand on the market sells entry-level luxury cars on its Mainstream GM positioned stablemate Chevrolet and Cadillac’s flagship division. The Buick holds the distinction of being the oldest active American brand of the automobile and the original Buick Motor Company was the cornerstone of the establishment of General Motors in 1908. Prior to founding previously served as General Motors, GM founder William C. Durant as Buick general manager, while his friend Louis Chevrolet worked as a driver for Buick and later learned automobile design work there. 1939 Buick went with the use of indicators, which were not included in other car brands until almost a decade later.
Since the abolition of Saturn in 2009, GM Buick positioned to be equivalent to its German Opel brand, share models and develop. Buick-branded vehicles are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Buick sold 1,032,331 vehicles in the calendar year 2013.
Buick Distinguishing Features
The Buick Buick TriShield is rooted in an ancient coat of arms of the auto founder David Dunbar. The emblem was a red shield with a checkered silver and azure slanted line from top left to bottom right, a stag, and a dotted cross below. The division passed this on their grille in 1937. In 1960, the logo was a complete overhaul. His only sign was replaced by a trio in red, white and blue marking the LeSabre, Invicta and Electra then in the Buick lineup. The Buick Hawk in the 1970s usurped the TriShield reemerged in the 1980s, simplified, but with his same patriotic colors. Today, once again, that the trio of brand cars Buick, the TriShield enjoying his still-distilled and encourages monochrome form.
In 1961, Buick introduced the first V6 engine installed in an American car, called the Fireball V6 in the Buick Special and three VentiPorts appeared on the page and ushered in a new name indicates the number of cylinders instead of displacement and body size. As a result, VentiPorts have sporadically from 1960 to 1981. The Buick V6 engine seemed not come up with the GMC V6 engine for commercial use in 1959 on the market. In 2003 was introduced on the VentiPorts Buick Park Avenue again. After the Park Avenue was discontinued, Buick salvaged the VentiPorts new-for-2006 Luzern displayed on the. In keeping with tradition, held in 1961, VentiPorts Lucerne directly related to the number of pistons: V6 models have three on each side, while the V8 engines have four on each side.
Modern and edgy decorated in comparison to the oval ones, Buicks years, the new VentiPorts have a Buick wide Talisman are back and are currently in one way or another on the Buick Lucerne, the popular Enclave CUV presented in 2010 form along the inner hood ridges the redesigned Buick LaCrosse. On the new 2012 Buick Regal, only two are in the hood, referring to the 4-cylinder engine in this car. The newly designed Buick VentiPorts appear on every 2014 Buick model.
Buick World Sales
Buick was sold in Mexico from 1921 to 1962 when a protectionist policy on behalf of the government limits the share of imported parts that could be used in the manufacture of motor vehicles and the sale of imported cars. From then on all GM products were sold through Chevrolet dealers. In 1990, after a major change in the tariff policy of the sixties began GM assembly of the Buick Century in Mexico, the plant in Ramos Arizpe in Coahuila state, south of Texas, and sell it by Mexican Chevrolet dealer, so it was not uncommon for many people to call it “Chevrolet century”. 1997 GM stopped production of Buicks in Mexico and the brand was not sold there until 2009.
With the announcement in 2009 of the elimination of the Pontiac, it was speculated that Buick would like to be again sold in Mexico as it is a big network of Pontiac-GMC dealers earlier exists. On July 24th, 2009, Grace Lieblein, the new president of GM in Mexico, showed that the Buick brand would be in Mexico at the end of September this year, after an absence of a dozen years, with the LaCrosse and Enclave models. Buick announced the dealership floor with Pontiac and GMC until the Pontiac brand disappeared in the summer of 2010.
For many years, Buick was a replacement for the Chevrolet automobile racing. No earlier than the 1960 Buick was a competitor in the Indianapolis 500, and in the Grand National stock car racing series with his shelf and later the GranSport part. The golden age of Buick in motorsport, but it was the end of the 1980s. General Motors on the shelf, especially the Grand National model in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series next to the Oldsmobile Cutlass. Buick was also a main engine in the CART IndyCar Series and IMSA GT series for several years. However, the 1990s proved to be the end of the Buick rule in motorsports, as GM replaced them for many years with Oldsmobile in front of the brand expires in 2004 Oldsmobile would be replaced by Pontiac until his death in 2009, replacing Chevrolet. Buicks were also in the Trans Am Series in the 1980s and 1990s, registered with aftermarket V8 engines.
Buick Enthusiast /Organizations
The Buick Club of America, founded in 1966, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of cars through the Buick Motor Division of General Motors Corporation devoted himself built.