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Buick Definition

(Wikipedia) - Buick This article is about the car brand. For the Scottish name, see Buick (name). For the Sawyer Brown album, see Buick (album). Buick Type Industry Founded Founders Headquarters Area served Products Services Owners Website
Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company 1899 Buick Motor Division May 19, 1903
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Buick, formally the Buick Motor Division /ˈbjuːɨk/, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM). For much of its existence in the North American market, Buick has been marketed as a premium automobile brand, selling entry-level luxury vehicles positioned above its mainstream GM stablemate Chevrolet, and below the flagship Cadillac division. Buick holds the distinction of being the oldest active American marque of automobile, and the original Buick Motor Company was a cornerstone of the establishment of General Motors in 1908. Before the establishment of General Motors, GM founder William C. Durant previously served as Buick''s general manager, while his friend Louis Chevrolet worked as a racing driver for Buick and later learned automotive design working there. In 1939 Buick also pioneered the use of turn signals, which did not appear on other car brands until almost a decade later.

Since the discontinuation of Saturn in 2009, GM has positioned Buick to be an analogue to its German Opel brand, sharing models and development. Buick-branded vehicles are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Buick sold 1,032,331 vehicles worldwide in calendar year 2013, a record for the brand.

Buick radiator mascot, 1930s

  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Early years
    • 1.2 Post World War II years
      • 1.2.1 1940s
      • 1.2.2 1950s
      • 1.2.3 1960s
      • 1.2.4 1970s
      • 1.2.5 1980s
      • 1.2.6 1990s
    • 1.3 Recent years
    • 1.4 Concept cars
  • 2 Distinguishing features
    • 2.1 Trishield
    • 2.2 VentiPorts
    • 2.3 Sweepspear
    • 2.4 Delta Fin
    • 2.5 Taillight shapes
    • 2.6 Classic Grille Styling
    • 2.7 Waterfall Grille
    • 2.8 Nailhead
    • 2.9 GSX
  • 3 World distribution
  • 4 Motorsport
  • 5 Enthusiast organizations
  • 6 Advertisements
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


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