General Motors Company
) showcased the redesigned 2014 Buick LaCrosse at the New York
International Auto show. The mid-sized luxury sedan will be
manufactured in the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, KS.
In order to attract young buyers, the vehicle is equipped with
LED daytime running lamps and LED tail lamps. The sculpted body
shape including new grill will help in reducing aerodynamic drag
and improve fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
The vehicle is equipped with advanced safety features including
radar- and camera-based Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert,
Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic
Collision Preparation. All the systems work together with the
Safety Alert Seat, which provides vibration pulses along with
other visual or audio warnings.
The interior is also remodeled with new seats, redesigned
instrument panel with intuitive controls and voice recognition.
The car comes with two powertrain options: the 2.4L engine with
eAssist light electrification and 3.6L direct-injected V-6.
General Motors has a presence in almost 120 countries and has
facilities located in 30 countries. It currently retains a Zacks
Rank #3 (Hold).
General Motors posted an increase in profits to $0.8 billion or
48 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with
$0.7 billion or 39 cents in the same quarter of 2011. The
earnings per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a
Revenues moved up 3.4% to $39.3 billion in the quarter, higher
than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $38.6 billion. Unit sales
escalated 4.2% to 2.3 million vehicles. The improvement was
driven by an increase in worldwide sales volume to 2.3 million
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