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Buick hits 100,000 milestone on LaCrosse sales in China

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Buick hits 100,000 milestone on LaCrosse sales in China

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Buick says it has hit a critical milestone: Less than a year after its launch in China, sales of the new LaCrosse sedan have reached 100,000 units.

The LaCrosse is the fastest-growing member of China's "premium upper-medium sedan segment." (The what? And you thought figuring U.S. car segments was confusing). In the first six months of 2010, the LaCrosse 3-liter model basically owned the segment, accounting for four out of five cars sold on it. And it doesn't come cheap in China, which is still considered a developing nation. The average upper-medium priced sedan went for the Chinese equivilent of $44,200.

LaCrosse was introduced as a redesigned model in the U.S. in 2009. Here, it is powered by direct-injected Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the CX and CXL versions, good for 19 miles a gallon in city drive and 30 mpg on the highway. The 3.6-liter direct injected V-6 is available on the CXL and CXS versions gets 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

LaCrosse has received several prestigious awards in China, including 2009 China Car of the Year and 2009 Champion Car of the Year.

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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/07/buick-hits-100000-milestone-on-lacrosse-sales-in-china/1

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Buick Sells 100,000th LaCrosse in China

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

It's no secret that General Motors's Buick unit has been a rolling success in China. Now, the U.S. automaker's China division has another reason to celebrate as sales of the new Buick LaCrosse sedan in the country have reached 100,000 units less than a year after its introduction in the market.

According to GM, the LaCrosse is "the fastest-growing member of China's premium upper-medium sedan segment (say again?)", with the 3.0-liter SIDI model accounting for nearly 80 percent of the segment, which includes sedans priced over RMB 300,000, or roughly $44,200 USD, in the first six months of 2010.

GM noted that the LaCrosse has received several awards in China, including 2009 China Car of the Year and 2009 Champion Car of the Year (whatever that means).

In the U.S., the new LaCrosse went on sale in summer of 2009 and it is offered with a choice of three direct-injection petrol engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit pushing out 182HP, a 3.0-liter V6 making 255HP and a range-topping 3.6-liter V6 producing 280-horsepower.

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/07/buick-sells-100000th-lacrosse-in-china.html

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pow    106

Yeah, but doesn't SAIC get half the profits? And how many American workers are involved in manufacturing those 100,000? Oh, right...

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