Buick was practically a flagship for General Motors for a period of several years. However, when the economy tanked several years ago and many of the United States automobile manufacturers found themselves in hot water so to speak, General Motors was forced to make some difficult choices and for a time, it was uncertain whether or not Buick would even continue to be in the automobile industry. There was talk about discontinuing the Buick brand altogether. However, General Motors survived despite having several roadblocks that it was forced to overcome and Buick survived right along with it. Today, Buick is doing better than ever and has completely reinvented itself. Obviously, the reinvention has been very appealing to the general public, as the sales of Buick automobiles has never looked brighter.
The Buick global sales record is proven in the numbers for 2013. In fact, over one million Buick automobiles were sold last year. According to information published by General Motors, the majority of Buick vehicles were sold in the United States, Canada, China and Mexico. Selling vehicles in several different countries has naturally contributed to the increase in sales. Much of the growth that Buick has experienced over the last year was seen in China. The vehicles are especially popular throughout the country. Having said that, the company experienced growth in sales in both the United States and Canada, in addition to its huge sales in China. According to General Motors, total sales were up more than 15% for the entire year, marking one of the most impressive comebacks in automobile history.
In addition to the brand loyalty that Buick has enjoyed over the course of 2013, it has also seen a tremendous amount of new customers that has shown an interest in purchasing Buick automobiles. General Motors released a publication that indicated that more than 40% of the individuals that purchased a new Buick in 2013 had never purchased a Buick before. In fact, none of those individuals had ever purchased any automobile that was manufactured by General Motors prior to their Buick purchase. The implications of this are huge for Buick. It indicates that not only are they getting return customers, but they are bringing in almost half of their sales from people that have never expressed an interest in owning a Buick before. It shows the company that they are definitely headed in the right direction and that if they continue on this path, they have the potential to be one of the best-selling lines of automobiles ever produced.
Buick’s newfound success can be attributed to many factors. Perhaps the most important is the redesign of trusted models that have been in the Buick lineup for years, in combination with the introduction of new sedans and a number of crossover vehicles that appeal to a large part of the general public. Buick has done a lot over the last several years to reinvent its image. It is still known as one of the best luxury car lines ever produced, but it is now marketing that luxury to a younger generation of individuals, a generation that has the purchasing power that the company needs if it is to remain an effective force in automobile sales. In addition, the company has gone out of its way and to create strong ties with well-known celebrities and sports icons that have participated in aggressive marketing campaigns. This no doubt accounts for at least a portion of the increase in sales.
Buick hopes to build off their success in 2013. They are currently leading other car manufacturers in their ability to produce luxury models at affordable prices. They are even venturing into the hybrid automobile market, and have created a hybrid that costs virtually the same as the more conventional, gas powered model. This is something that virtually no other car company has done before and provides yet another avenue for Buick to succeed now and in the future.
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