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Shaquille O’Neal: Behind the Scenes With Basketball Icon in New Buick Commercial

Larger-than-life athlete Shaquille O’Neal is back in the driver’s seat for his second, highly-anticipated Buick LaCrosse TV spot aptly titled “More Than I Expected” - which is the latest in the brand’s “You Don’t Know Buick” campaign. The commercial debuts this weekend.

In the new Buick TV commercial, the formidable basketball icon (7 foot 1 inch, 325 pounds) is attired in a fashionable business suit. The former center pulls up to a chic business complex in Century City which compliments the LaCrosse’s inimitable style - much like Shaq! The basketball legend discovers that the Buick LaCrosse offers more than a typical luxury sedan.

The ad was directed by Erich Joiner, noted for his work in award winning campaigns for Sega and the debut of the Got Milk? campaign, and memorable ads for DHL, MTV, Bud Light, Yahoo, among other brands.

2013 Buick Encore

General Motors has now announced pricing for its Nissan Juke-sized small crossover that will arrive in U.S. showrooms in the first quarter of 2013 starting at $24,950, which includes a $750 destination charge (*).

The Encore is offered exclusively with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine churning out 138-horsepower (140PS) and 148 lb.-ft. (200Nm) of peak torque. All-wheel drive is available on all models for $1,500.

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Render! Buick’s Waterfall Grille Plastered on Opel’s Premium Mini

Knowing that GM has rebadged a number of Opel models as Buicks since its restructuring in 2009, including the Astra and the Insignia, there was no doubt in our minds that sooner or later, someone would turn Opel’s new Adam premium city car into a Buick. 
'Automotive manipulator' Theophilus Chin replaced Opel’s French mustache-styled chrome piece with Buick’s trademark waterfall grille, and well, that’s all that was done to the car.  
In addition to the Buick Adam, Chin also created a second rendering where he grafted another set of doors on the Opel model. 


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Render! Buick’s Waterfall Grille Plastered on Opel’s Premium Mini

Knowing that GM has rebadged a number of Opel models as Buicks since its restructuring in 2009, including the Astra and the Insignia, there was no doubt in our minds that sooner or later, someone would turn Opel’s new Adam premium city car into a Buick.

'Automotive manipulator' Theophilus Chin replaced Opel’s French mustache-styled chrome piece with Buick’s trademark waterfall grille, and well, that’s all that was done to the car.

In addition to the Buick Adam, Chin also created a second rendering where he grafted another set of doors on the Opel model.

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2013 Buick Verano Turbo

The Buick Verano Turbo is actually faster than the 270hp Regal GS.

Power for the flagship model of the Verano series comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing that produces 250hp at 5,300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.

Buick notes that more than 90 percent of the Verano Turbo’s peak torque is available between 1,700 to 5,500 rpm.

The Verano Turbo will be available with a choice of a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox, with Buick quoting an estimated 0-60 mph sprint time of 6.2 seconds, or half a second quicker than the 270hp Buick Regal GS.

We’ll have to wait for the fuel economy numbers, though GM says the Verano Turbo is expected to be “in line with Buick’s other turbocharged models”.

Pricing for the newest addition to the Verano’s range is to be announced closer to the start of production in late 2012.

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Marisa Miller: Behind The Scenes Of “Smart & Sexy” New Buick Enclave Commercial (3D)

May 2012: What does the Buick Enclave and Marisa Miller have in common? They’re both smart and sexy….and turn heads!

Super model stunner Marisa Miller, known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit issues, is the latest star, along with Shaquille O’Neal and Ving Rhames, to appear in a series of new Buick spots featuring celebrities with unique attributes.

In her humorous TV commercial, the Santa Cruz native - referred to as an “Attractiveness Expert” - is seen packing surf gear into her new Enclave on the beach.

Flashing a seductive glance at the camera, Miller lauds the Enclave’s numerous technological highlights such as the power liftgate and the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist -which makes the vehicle “incredibly smart…” However, like the model/actress herself, the Enclave garners the attention of admirers by way of its alluring outward appearance. Says Marisa “…but all people seem to remember is how good it looks…”

After she utters her prophetic lines, a surfer gazing at Marisa slams his board into a cyclist who goes careening into a concession stand with another biker who was distracted by Marisa and the Enclave.

The ad was directed by Erich Joiner, noted for his work in award winning campaigns for Sega and the debut of the Got Milk? campaign, and memorable ads for DHL, MTV, Bud Light, Yahoo, among other brands.

Proclaims Marisa, “if you don’t know the smart and sexy Enclave, then you don’t know Buick!”

HOT: 1963 Buick Riviera by Fesler

This is a 1963 Buick Riviera with every cool option it can have.

LS-1 Engine, 4l60 tranny, 20-INCH Fesler FS-903 wheels, air ride, huge Kicker sound system, Dakota Digital guages, AC, PS, PW, Alarm, Full hand built interior and much more.

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HNG: 1975 Datsun 620 Pickup Truck w/Buick Small Block V8

"This is an amazing truck based on a perfect 1975 Datsun pick up {never needs to be smogged}, this truck has been transformed in to something very special.
The engine is the legendary all aluminium 215 small block Buick which is fitted with Holley Projection electronic fuel injection. The engine has been properly built and sounds fantastic.
The Dual transmission and transfer case is equally trick it features a Hurst shifter, with a Dana 44 rear end and a Dana 30 front end.
This spectacular machine is finished in Dupont Imron paint everywhere and the underneath is as clean as the top. It’s a detail away from being show ready and could not be duplicated for 3 times our reserve. This very special machine is only for sale due to a change of direction so is very reasonably reserved… inspections and test drives are welcome and all questions will be happily answered….
We will ship any in the world but if sold in the state of California we are obligated to collect tax and license fees….”

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HNG: 1975 Datsun 620 Pickup Truck w/Buick Small Block V8

"This is an amazing truck based on a perfect 1975 Datsun pick up {never needs to be smogged}, this truck has been transformed in to something very special.

The engine is the legendary all aluminium 215 small block Buick which is fitted with Holley Projection electronic fuel injection. The engine has been properly built and sounds fantastic.

The Dual transmission and transfer case is equally trick it features a Hurst shifter, with a Dana 44 rear end and a Dana 30 front end.

This spectacular machine is finished in Dupont Imron paint everywhere and the underneath is as clean as the top. It’s a detail away from being show ready and could not be duplicated for 3 times our reserve. This very special machine is only for sale due to a change of direction so is very reasonably reserved… inspections and test drives are welcome and all questions will be happily answered….

We will ship any in the world but if sold in the state of California we are obligated to collect tax and license fees….”

(vía Carscoop)

2013 Opel / Vauxhall Mokka Crossover (Buick Encore’s European)

The Mokka and the Encore are virtually identical twins as the only styling differences between the two are their unique grilles along with the Buick’s decorative hood ornaments and the Opel’s headlamp trims.

Like the Encore, the Mokka will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive versions but whereas the Buick launches with a single engine option, the 140HP 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec unit, the Opel will be available with a greater variety of powertrains.

In addition to the 140HP 1.4L Turbo, there’s an entry level 1.6 liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine with 115HP and a 1.7-liter turbo diesel that churns out 130HP and a healthy 300Nm (221 lb-ft) of peak torque.

Furthermore, both the 1.4 Turbo and the 1.7 CDTI can be combined either with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearboxes.

All manual transmissions are equipped with a fuel saving Start/Stop system while other standard features include the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the Traction Control (TC) as well as the Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) systems.

The Juke-sized Opel crossover measure 4.28 meters long and provides up to 1,372 liter of loading space, as well as up to 19 storage locations. In addition, Mokka gets an available Flex-Fix bicycle carrier that functions like a drawer and can accommodate up to three bicycles at a time, and which is exclusive to the Opel model.

The Mokka will be available at Opel and Vauxhall dealerships at end of 2012.

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Epic! 1965 Buick Riviera

The first-generation of Buick’s Riviera coupe series is considered by many to be a styling icon of the 1960s and one of the best creations made under the tenure of legendary GM head designer, Bill Mitchell, who had replaced Harley Earl in 1958.

General Motors launched the razor-sharp Riviera onto the market in late 1962 (as a 1963 model) to take on the wildly successful Ford Thunderbird, which it managed to compete but never surpass in sales.

As typical of the time, each year brought several design changes to the original body. This particular example found on eBay is from 1965, which was the last year for the first generation Riviera.

The most important styling changes brought over from the 1963 model include the concealed, vertically stacked headlamps with electrically operated clamshell doors, the removal of the fake side scoop trims and the new tail lamps that are incorporated into the chrome bumper, all of which manage to give the Riviera a sharper and cleaner look than the original model.

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