GM Considering Diesel Engines For Buick Lineup

The decision to keep Buick alive during the 2009 restructuring of General Motors baffled many, but so far seems to be justified by increased sales and interest from customers. To keep the momentum going, GM is reportedly considering the addition of diesel engines to its lineup, in an effort to make Buick ever more European.

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Opel Adam May Come To America As A Buick

Tiny microcars are all the rage in Europe, with buyers flocking to models like the MINI Cooper and Volkswagen Up!, and GM wants to cut off a slice of the tiny car pie for itself. The Opel Adam is GM’s subcompact fighter, and word on the street is it could come to America as a Buick, giving the entry-level luxury brand its first competitive compact car in years.

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Opel Adam LPG Can Go Up To 745 Cleaner-Burning Miles

Liquified Petroleum Gas, better known as propane, is a clean-burning alternative to compressed natural gas (CNG), though it gets little love in the U.S. But GM’s European arm, Opel, has just rolled out a LPG option for the new Opel Adam microcar. The gas/propane hybrid can get a combined 745 miles, while spewing fewer emissions and costing less money (at least in theory).

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Next-Gen Chevy Volt Could Get 3-Cylinder Turbo

Chevy Volt sales have picked up a moderate amount of steam in 2013, and the recent $5,000 price cut is sure to bring in even more buyers for the plug-in hybrid. There’s still plenty of room for improvement though, like replacing the 1.4 liter generator that charges the Volt’s batteries. That engine could be replaced by a fresh 1.0 liter, three-cylinder turbo that GM just debuted.

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Opel Adam EV Cancelled, High Costs Cited As Factor

Around the world, automakers that were once bullish on electric vehicles, investing billions into new battery and motor technology. But a harsh reality of low EV sales mixed with an uncertain economic outlook, especially in Europe, has settled over the industry. So it isn’t the least bit surprising to hear that the Opel Adam EV has been cancelled…mostly due due to high costs.

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