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February 2011 Sales and Analysis

February was a great month for new-car sales, with the total volume up 21.28% over January, and almost 27% over February of 2010.  Those are the overall numbers, but the general trend for February was that American car companies had a good time, while most of their overseas competitors struggled.  Click past the jump for my analysis and graphs.

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Buick’s Resurgence Continues with all-new Verano

Part of making and keeping an automotive brand viable is introducing new cars to its lineup.  The built-in mechanism for this is that each generation of a car model gets bigger than its predecessor.  This leads to an opening beneath what was once your entry-level car, for a new entry-level car.  For the new Buick, that car was the Regal, but now the Chevrolet Cruze has debuted, giving Buick a workable platform to jump off of.  Read on for details and pictures of the new Buick Verano.

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GM Recalls Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS for Misplaced Cables

2011 Buick Lucerne

GM has another power steering fluid leak on its hands, this time on the Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS, affecting 2010-2011 model years for both vehicles.  There are over 16,000 affected vehicles, all with V8 engines, and the issue can lead to loss of power steering or worse.  Click past the jump for more details and the NHTSA’s press release.

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Officially Announced: 2012 Buick Regal GS

The Buick Regal itself has been garnering great reviews and building on Buick’s sales, but to really bring younger buyers into the tri-shield’s showrooms, it needs a performance car.  It’s been mentioned before, but last week, GM announced that the Buick Regal GS would be going into production.  Click past the jump for details, pictures and the press release.

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Top 10 New and Redesigned Vehicles for 2011

There are lots of new and redesigned vehicles being built for the 2011 model year, and to help you sift through them, I’ve put together my Top 10 list of them.  They range from the mainstream to luxury, but they’re all significant for the industry, manufacturer, or both.  Click past the jump to see what made my list and why.

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GM Recalls 243,000 Crossovers over Seatbelt issue

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

If you’re an owner of a 2009-2010 GM-built 3-row crossover, including the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook, expect a recall letter in the mail.  GM has announced a recall of the 2nd row seatbelt, after several complaints of the seatbelt not functioning properly after the seat is folded flat and then returned to its upright position.

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