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General Motors identified as company behind potential $45M Burton development

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http://www.mlive.com - Mayor Paula Zelenko said Monday night that the 141-acre parcel recently purchased by Riverdale, Missouri-based NorthPoint Development for $268,000 for development by General Motors LLC.

Keeping Saabs on road with original parts, service

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http://www.autonews.com - Saab may be dead, but it has loyal fans who strive to keep their cars in pristine condition. Orio North America is keeping those aging cars on the road with original equipment parts and a network of official service centers. Along the way, Orio is coming up with innovative ways to make its parts stand out, to leverage Saab's engineering know-how, and to keep its customers for life.

2018 Buick Encore essentials: A happy little bubble

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http://autoweek.com - The 2018 Buick Encore is a (very) small SUV that is shaped more like a sphere than anything else sold on these shores. There are six different trim levels, starting with the $23,985 1SV. Premium is the top trim. Spending more than 31 grand buys you LED headlights, heated seats, Bose audio, automatic windshield wipers and some advanced safety tech.

A cool ride: Taking the Buick to Woodstock

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http://www.sentinelsource.com - It’s not every day that I get invited, gratis, to drive a spanking new car to a gracious Vermont inn and go cross-country skiing, sleep on plush down pillows and eat gourmet food. Especially the driving the spanking new car part.

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Citing fuel-economy benefits, automakers push for 95 octane gas

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https://www.thecarconnection.com - Touting lower greenhouse gas emissions and higher fuel economy, Detroit's automakers want the US to boost its octane. GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the US Council for Automotive Research on a plan to switch from the three octane choices at most pumps to just one: 95 octane.

Buick Enspire Concept Revealed Ahead of Beijing Debut

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http://www.motortrend.com - Buick has unveiled Enspire, an all-electric SUV concept, ahead of the Beijing auto show next week. The concept features a completely new design for Buick, donning a reinterpreted wing atop a blue grille, slim headlights and taillights, and a heavily raked roof.

What General Motors Is Really Doing With Its Small (and Big) Cars

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https://www.fool.com - Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported  will soon discontinue production of the small Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, and that it's considering ending production of its big Chevrolet Impala sedan as well. That had investors and analysts buzzing: Is GM getting rid of its car models? As if to answer, GM announced two days later that all of its other mainstream Chevrolet sedan models will get updated styling for 2019.

Buick Enspire Electric SUV Concept Coming to Beijing With Around 550 Hp

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http://www.automobilemag.com - China is Buick’s largest market by a large margin, so it makes sense that the brand will be showing its latest concept, an all-electric SUV dubbed Enspire, next week at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The concept features a completely new design for Buick, donning a reinterpreted wing atop a blue grille, slim headlights and taillights, and a heavily raked roof.

Taxpayers Bought EPA Chief Scott Pruitt a Fancy Chevrolet Suburban With Bullet-Resistant Seats

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http://www.thedrive.com - Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt isn't exactly the most popular man in Washington these days. And it would appear he knows the value of protecting his behind; according to documents surfaced by the Washington Post, Pruitt upgraded his official government vehicle to a Chevrolet Suburban with bullet-resistant seat covers last year amidst a security spending binge.