Buick: The Soul of Automobile Industry
I bet everyone who has the slightest knowledge about cars will have heard Buick as a brand. Buick, formally the Buick Motor Division, is an upscale automobile brand of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM), it has exited nearly as long as the automobile history even before the well-known General Motors Company. Found by David Dunbar Buick in 1899 as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company then on May 19, 1903, Buick Motor Company was incorporated, then this company was bought by General Motors' founder William C. Durant in 1904. In North America, Buick has been marked as a premium automobile brand, selling luxury vehicles positioned above Chevrolet and below flagship Cadillac. Due to its reliability, big horsepower, practicality, Buick ranks first in production volume and ranks third in sales as the second biggest division of General Motors.
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As one of the oldest automobile brands in the world and the oldest active American marque of automobile, Buick initiated in many technology, for example, it is the first vehicle that used overhead valve internal combustion engines as early as 1904. As the leader of automobile industry, Buick not only drives the development of the whole industry but also becomes automobile manufacturers' role model. Four-wheel drive system has been used in design as early as 1923, the first flashing steering lamps were used by Buick in 1939 and then all automobile manufacturers used it. In 1948, Buick designed the first torque converter transmission and adopted the power steering in 1952. One year later, it developed power brake system with Oldsmobile and in 1953 launched the first four-door, free-column hard-roof car with Oldsmobile. In 1961, it even revamped the V6 engine to American V6 engine to suit for American manufactured vehicles. Its most distinctive logo - Trishield in red, white and blue also represents that Buick's aggressive ambitions, enterprising spirit and cutting-edge technology.
As a brand with more than one-hundred-year history and unbeatable production volume, Buick does live up to its brand fame and has built many prevalent vehicles winning many fans and collectors. Current models are Regal, Lacrosse, Enclave, Verano, Encore, Cascada and Envision and some popular past models such as LeSabre introduced in 1959 at Buick's 90th Anniversary had been produced through eight generations till 2005. Regal introduced for the 1973 model year for the first time, though discontinued production in 2004, Buick reintroduced it to North American market as an upscale sports sedan in 2011. It also was the 1981 Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 race car. The Roadmaster even was Buick's flagship between 1946 and 1957. Rendezvous introduced in the spring of 2001 as a 2002 model year vehicle, is a mid-size crossover SUV received a badly needed sales success. As GM's first entry into that prestige niche, Riviera was highly praised by automotive journalist as a personal luxury vehicle. The more recent popular model Enclave was introduced in 2008 and saw a big success.
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