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For U.S., Buicks Made in China

Newspaper article International New York Times

For U.S., Buicks Made in China

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It would be the first time that any of the three Detroit automakers have brought a Chinese-made vehicle to the American market.

General Motors said on Friday that it would sell its first Chinese-made vehicle in the United States next year in an effort to expand the product lineup of its struggling Buick brand.

G.M. said it would introduce the Buick Envision, a compact sport- utility vehicle built in China, to the American market. It would be the first time that any of the three Detroit automakers have brought a Chinese-made vehicle to the American market. G.M. is the largest automaker in the United States.

The volume of Envisions to be imported is not expected to be large. But the move highlights G.M.'s strategy to maximize its global production capacity by funneling some models to markets that can absorb excess capacity. …

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