General Motors eAssist Hybrids Recalled for Faulty Circuit Board

General Motors eAssist Hybrids Recalled for Faulty Circuit Board
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General Motors is recalling 38,197 eAssist-equipped vehicles for a faulty circuit board that could lead to a fire in the trunk in the worst case scenario. Continue Reading...

Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off

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Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off
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Currently available on three models, GM’s eAssist technology is a product and packaging gamble the automaker has made that does not appear to be paying off. While the first two Buick models to receive the mild-hybrid system received modest praise, the new Chevy Malibu Eco has drawn so much criticism it was recently named “the… Continue Reading...

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Priced From $29,960

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Priced From $29,960
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The 2012 Buick LaCrosse will start at $29,960 plus an $860 destination charge, when it goes on sale later this year. The eAssist, which features a 2.4L four-cylinder and a mild-hybrid system, is priced identically to a V6 powered model, but can get 37 mpg on the highway, an impressive figure for such a large… Continue Reading...

Buick Sales Surpass Lexus, May Become America’s Top Luxury Brand

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Buick Sales Surpass Lexus, May Become America’s Top Luxury Brand
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It’s not too hard to remember the days when Buick was the butt of jokes, with many suggesting that Buick be killed off during the General Motors bankruptcy in 2008, rather than Pontiac. In a few short years, the fortunes of Buick have reversed spectacularly, and the brand is now the second most popular luxury… Continue Reading...

Buick Regal eAssist Hybrid To Debut At Chicago Auto Show

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Buick Regal eAssist Hybrid To Debut At Chicago Auto Show
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General Motors will reportedly unveil a Buick Regal Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show that uses similar eAssist technology seen on the its Lacrosse stablemate. With the Lacrosse capable of returning 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, a 25 percent boost in fuel economy. eAssist also provides an extra 15… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Buick LaCrosse eAssist Mild-Hybrid Gives 25 Percent Fuel Economy Jump

LA 2010: Buick LaCrosse eAssist Mild-Hybrid Gives 25 Percent Fuel Economy Jump
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Buick‘s LA Auto Show press conference included the launch of two new vehicles that span the gamut from performance to fuel economy. Along with the new Regal GS performance mode, Buick also announced the introduction of the mild-hybrid LaCrosse – dubbed the LaCrosse eAssist. Taking a page out of Honda’s playbook, the LaCrosse eAssist uses… Continue Reading...

Buick LaCrosse eAssist Gets 37-MPG Highway Thanks to Low-Tech Hybrid Powertrain

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Buick LaCrosse eAssist Gets 37-MPG Highway Thanks to Low-Tech Hybrid Powertrain
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Perhaps groundbreaking new technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, General Motors has the new Volt electric car/hybrid thingy, but the company has also just announced the eAssist version of its Buick LaCrosse luxury car. Taking a page out of Honda’s playbook, the LaCrosse eAssist uses a relatively low-tech hybrid setup, combined with… Continue Reading...