By John LeBlanc It’s been a while since an American automaker could offer a competitive entry-level luxury sports sedan. For the past four decades, if you were looking for a small, sporty four-door, the German brands Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz were more than likely at the top of your list. But now America’s biggest automaker, […]
Story by John LeBlanc CINCINNATI, OHIO — As image makeovers go, the 2011 Buick Regal was extreme. After generations of sedate sedans best suited for the old at heart, the fifth-generation Regal was targeted at younger buyers who would normally shop at import brand stores for their entry-level sports sedan needs.
Story by John LeBlanc As its traditional customers fade away, General Motors’ demi-luxury brand Buick is looking for new ways to bring in younger buyers. One is the consolidation of GM’s European Opel products with Buicks currently sold in North America and China.
Story by John LeBlanc Although Canada produces fewer cars today than in the last few decades, it is still one of the largest when it comes to auto manufacturing. While we may no longer be in the top 10 (we’re actually 11th), more than 2.1 million new passenger vehicles were assembled in Canada in 2011 […]
Story and photos by John LeBlanc The idea of comparing any Acura against any Buick may seem laughable. Stereotypes would have you believe that Buicks are luxury-first floatmobiles, designed for your Great Aunt to get to church on Sunday with no fuss. Acura, on the other hand, is Honda’s attempt at taking on more sporting […]keep looking »