Buick Finds Extra Enclaves to Send to China

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
buick finds extra enclaves to send to china

Even though GM says they have customers lined-up waiting for Enclaves because demand far outstrips production capability, Gasgoo reports they're going to export them to China later this year. It looks like GM's figured out how to expand their production capacity by at least 5k Enclaves, because that's how many they plan to ship to the PRC to sell through their partnership with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). When the Lambda-platformed CUV goes on sale in China in October, it will join the Park Avenue, LaCrosse, Regal, Excelle and GL8 models in Buick's Chinese showrooms. Last year, Buick racked up over 332k sales in China, almost twice the units they moved in the U.S. Oh, and if I was on the U.S. waiting list for an Enclave, I'd have a royal conniption fit over this news. Just sayin'…

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  • Skooter Skooter on Feb 13, 2008

    "Liberty Buick in Peoria, AZ has rows and rows of Enclaves sitting on their lot. Many have been there for a long time. I will say the vehicle is popular in this area, but then again this area is also filled with Buick’s core market. Retirees." Liberty Buick has exactly 24 Enclaves in stock. Of those, 21 are less than 30 days old.

  • Dwford Dwford on Feb 14, 2008

    The waiting lists are in China. Duh!!!

  • Umterp85 Umterp85 on Feb 14, 2008

    Skooter: Thanks for the facts...they are stubborn things...that said "rows and rows" type hyperbole is a little more entertaining !

  • Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar on Feb 14, 2008

    Okay, maybe I'm slow...I read this thing three times...but am I correct that the Chinese love Buicks? Selling twice as many there as here? Is this one of those cultural misunderstandings...ie, Germany and The 'Hof?