GM execs feel the pressure as Rendezvous launch nears

Truett, Richard
April 2001
Automotive News;4/16/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5925, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on General Motors Corp. executives' expectations from the automaker's new Buick Rendezvous. Touting of the car's stamped aluminum rear suspension, rear disc brakes and all-wheel drive; Eagerness of GM to overcome the embarrassing press and slow sales of the company's strange-looking Aztek automobile; Average age of Buick customers; Expected sales in 2002.


Related Articles

  • Buick pitches Rendezvous to SUV crowd. Robinson, Aaron // Automotive News;2/14/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5861, p59 

    Reports on General Motors Corp.'s 2002 Buick Rendezvous automobile model. Modelling of the car after the Pontiac Aztek; Interior and exterior finish; Engine; Wheelbase.

  • Buick's tough new world.  // Automotive News;10/23/2006, Vol. 81 Issue 6226, p12 

    The article reports that the dealers of Buick Motor Co. are concerned over the end of production of the Buick's sport utility vehicle (SUV) Rendezvous. Their will be a six-month gap between the end of Rendezvous and the arrival of Enclave, another SUV from Buick. Thus, dealers are facing...

  • Buick dealers want cash to stock Rendevous. LaReau, Jamie // Automotive News;10/16/2006, Vol. 81 Issue 6225, p4 

    The article focuses on issues related to the decision of General Motors Corp. to discontinue the production of its Buick Rendezvous crossover in December 2006. Dealers of the Buick Rendezvous are concerned about the lack of sufficient numbers of the automobile's replacement, the Enclave...

  • DOMESTIC LEXUS? Law, Alex // AutoWeek;4/14/2003, Vol. 53 Issue 15, p10 

    General Motors (GM) product czar Bob Lutz and the corporation's management team have decided that Buick—closing in on its 100th anniversary in the car-making business on May 19, 2003—will become a Lexus-like division of GM. Lutz suggests that Buick could become the domestic...

  • Buick Rendezvous.  // Crain's Cleveland Business;10/29/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 44, p25 

    Features the 2002 Buick Rendezvous sport utility vehicle from General Motors Corp. in the United States. Passenger capacity of the vehicle; Technological sophistication of the utility vehicle; Telematics of the vehicle.

  • GM plans to double Rendezvous output. Kranz, Rick // Automotive News;1/29/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5913, p21 

    Reports on General Motors' plan to double the output of its 2002 Buick Rendezvous sport wagon. Estimated number of units to be received by Buick dealers; Market's unacceptance of the company's Pontiac Aztek automobile.

  • No Plans for Rendezvous in China.  // Ward's Auto World;Mar2001, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p38 

    Reports that General Motors Corp. will not produce its Buick Rendezvous automobile in China. Reasons for the company's decision; Information on the company's market in China.

  • 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Vaughn, Mark // AutoWeek;01/08/2001, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p16 

    Features the sport utility vehicle, 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Interior of the vehicle; Comparison with Lexus RX300; Amount of engineering components; Availability in front- or all-wheel drive; System that detects a difference in wheel speed from front to gear; Versatility of the design; Driving...

  • GM exec hopes for Rendezvous with success.  // Automotive News;4/16/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5925, p40 

    Interviews General Motors Corp. executive Mark Reuss about the company's new Buick Rendezvous automobile and the consuming public's low acceptance of the Pontiac Aztek. Reasons behind the slow Aztek sales; Lessons learned from the Aztek launch; Engine power of the Rendezvous; Improvements in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics