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Time Machine Tuesday: 17 July 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews...

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GM names first female Chief Financial Officer
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GM names first female Chief Financial Officer

Dhivya Suryadevara has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for General Motors (GM), becoming the first woman in the role since the company's foundation in 1908. Suryadevara has been vice president of corporate finance at GM for the past 11 months, having first joined the US giant in 2005, and replaces Chuck Stevens in the role of CFO...


GM Korea reaches deal with unions, avoids bankruptcy
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GM Korea reaches deal with unions, avoids bankruptcy

GM Korea and its trade unions have reached a preliminary agreement to keep the South Korean automaker alive, agreeing on significant concessions during last-ditch negotiations. The Yonhap news agency says the union has agreed to key demands from GM, including a wage freeze, reduced benefits, and a stop to bonuses for this financial year...


South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy
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South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy

GM Korea has been thrown a lifeline, with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) indicating it will help fund the company's restructuring and investment. Lee Dong-gull, CEO of the state-owned KDB, has told Reuters it could inject 500 billion won ($609 million) into GM Korea. He said an agreement could be reached as early as April 27, but is subject to due diligence being completed...


Buick Enspire concept revealed
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Buick Enspire concept revealed

The Buick Enspire concept has been revealed ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show, which kicks off next week. Although Buick is yet to provide full details about the Enspire's electric drivetrain, we know it generates a total of 410kW of power. That's reportedly good for a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 4.0 seconds...


Buick Enspire concept headed for Beijing
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Buick Enspire concept headed for Beijing

Buick will use the an event before the Beijing motor show to reveal an all-electric crossover concept, dubbed the Enspire. It's just a teaser at the moment, but the Enspire looks to be a slinky, smooth-edged continuation of the formula laid out by the Avenir (2015) and Avista (2016)...


2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year
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2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year

The Opel Insignia, near-identical twin to the Holden Commodore, has been nominated for World Car of the Year. The replacement for the locally-built Commodore, set to arrive in dealerships in February next year, is among 35 cars nominated for the award, won by the Jaguar F-Pace last year. Previous winners also include the Mazda MX-5, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...


2018 Buick Enclave revealed in New York, Avenir luxury badge debuts
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2018 Buick Enclave revealed in New York, Avenir luxury badge debuts

The 2018 Buick Enclave has been revealed at the New York motor show this week, also launching the General Motors subsidiary's Avenir premium sub-brand. Compared to the model before it, the Enclave has taken on a more conventional and handsome crossover design rather than its MPV-like predecessor, while also introducing a suite of new infotainment and driver assistance technologies...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models
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Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models

The Buick Velite plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou motor show. Serving as a template for future vehicles under the company's 'Buick Blue' new energy strategy, the Velite concept is a swoopy-styled crossover and previews an upcoming PHEV model from the American brand...


2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring
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2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring

The new Buick LaCrosse won't be seen in Australia anytime soon, but it might just preview the new Holden Commodore. Speculation has been rife around the locally-built Commodore's replacement, with many suggesting the new Opel Insignia will act as Holden's new large car...


Buick Avenir confirmed, but only as a trim line
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Buick Avenir confirmed, but only as a trim line

GM has confirmed that Buick Avenir-branded vehicles will go on sale in 2017 for the 2018 model year. Instead of being a distinct model, Avenir will be established as a sub-brand, with the name used for a new top-of-the-range trim line. According to Duncan Aldred, Buick's sales and marketing vice president: “Avenir will be Buick’s signature...


Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1
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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...


Buick Avista concept : Detroit Auto Show 2016
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Buick Avista concept : Detroit Auto Show 2016

Read the article here. This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades – but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia.  ...


Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath
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Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath

When the covers came off the stunning Buick Avista coupe concept at this week’s 2016 Detroit motor show, many Australians understandably started asking — could this preview a potential new ‘Holden Monaro’? It’s understandable why the idea is a tantalising one...


Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva
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Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva

As Holden rolls out what is likely to be the final update to its now streamlined Captiva range, the SUV that may be its replacement has debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show. That model is the 2017 Buick Envision, revealed for the Chinese market early last year and confirmed for an American debut in just months later...


Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro
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Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro

Buick Avista: new Holden Coupe previewed in Detroit? This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades - but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia. It was this time last year when GM’s chief of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that Holden has a V8-powered sports coupe in its future...


Buick LaCrosse - future Holden design : 2015 LA Auto Show
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Buick LaCrosse - future Holden design : 2015 LA Auto Show

While the Aussie-built Commodore may be discontinued in 2017, the design team are still hard at work on models for the larger GM empire. The Buick LaCrosse gives us a taste of what a future Holden large car could like moving forward.  ...


New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles
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New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles

The third-generation Buick LaCrosse has made its full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Although it's unlikely that the new near-luxury sedan will ever be sold in Australia, it might shed some light on the look of the next-generation Commodore. That's because the fully imported 2017/2018 Commodore is believed to be a lightly reworked version of the next-gen Opel Insignia...