Buick GL8, 2011
The luxury MPV builds on the heritage of the original Buick GL8, China's first family of executive wagons. Since the model's debut in 1999, more than 330,000 have been sold across China.
The new model, whichreach the market in January 2011, features seven innovations and 27 technological breakthroughs along with improvements in design, space and safety, technology, power, features and quality. The result is an unprecedented luxury MPV experience that is unmistakably Buick.
The new Buick GL8 has a graceful exterior design highlighted by Buick's distinctive double sweep spear running from front to back. Decorative metal bands add a sense of smooth, modern elegance. Its classic waterfall grille and chrome portholes further underscore the new GL8's Buick heritage.
The length of 5,256 mm, a width of 1,878 mm, a height of 1,800 mm and a wheelbase of 3,088 mm, the new Buick GL8 provides a spacious ride for all occupants. The dignified interior merges Eastern and Western aesthetics. It features ice-blue atmosphere lighting and a 360-degree wraparound design inspired by luxury yachts.
Among the other amenities available are two-tone ergonomic genuine leather seats; a two-piece panorama sunroof; an electric anti-pinch sliding door and one-touch electric lift rear door; a 10-speaker, 5.1-channel Bose sound system; a 7-inch touch screen up front and 10.2-inch WVGA HD display in back; and the OnStar in-vehicle safety, security and communication service.
An enhanced suspension with independent front-and-back sub-frames ensures a smooth, steady ride. Buick's signature QuietTuning reduces, blocks and absorbs interior noise, for a distraction-free environment that is comparable to that of a luxury sedan.
The new Buick GL8 comes with a choice of a 3.0-liter V-6 SIDI intelligent direct injection engine or a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine with segment-leading fuel efficiency. GM's advanced 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard, providing unrivaled power in the luxury MPV segment.
In the area of safety, the new Buick GL8 has a super-solid body frame. The Bosch 8.1 ESP system delivers premium handling. It is complemented by large-size tires and disc brakes, with six air bags available on selected models. For maximum visibility, the new Buick GL8 incorporates multi-dimensional blue ray Bi-Xenon HID headlights and crystal-like chrome LED taillights.
The new Buick GL8 luxury MPV has a retail price of between RMB 288,000 and RMB 388,000. Shanghai GM is also introducing an upgraded 2011 model of the current Buick GL8 in December 2010, targeting the upper-medium MPV segment. It includes a new 2.4-liter Ecotec engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. This "dual-vehicle strategy" will enable Shanghai GM to more fully address the MPV market, from the upper-medium to luxury segments.
Types of Auto Insurance
It mainly comes in the following two types. Depending upon the budget, one can go for the policy which best suits their pocket.
Full coverage policy – In this type of insurance policy, the vehicle gets the coverage without considering the person who is driving it. Even if you were not driving the vehicle when the mishap took place, still you get the entire coverage of the damages. This type of policy is best suited for vehicles which are driven by many people at the same time, such as the vehicle which you have deployed in your business activities.
Liability coverage policy – In this, the vehicle is insured only for one driver. In case the mishap takes place when somebody other than the person under whose license the vehicle is insured, is driving it, the insurance provider is not liable to pay for the damages. This type of policy is best suited for those vehicles which are driven by only one person.
Normally, the cost of full coverage policies is a little more than the liability policies. It is always advisable to go for differential shopping, which is to compare the policies provided by different providers, so that you get the best policy at best prices.
Car Accident Information & Car Accident Lawyers In Florida
The sunshine and warm temperatures of Florida attract millions of visitors each year. This also adds to the number of Florida car accidents that take place because people do not know exactly where they are going. However, you cannot blame all the Florida car accidents on tourists because there are many accidents here due to excessive speed and alcohol. If you are involved in a Florida car accident, there are certain things you may not know about the basic laws that Florida has for determining fault and liability in a Florida car accident.
Every driver is responsible for taking actions to prevent a Florida car accident. Negligence resulting in a Florida car accident is grounds for a lawsuit. If you are injured as a result of a car accident in Florida, then you should seek legal advice in order to receive the compensation you deserve. If you just deal with the insurance company of the other driver in a Florida car accident, you may be cheating yourself out of money to which you are entitled. The Florida lawyers are knowledgeable about the law regarding car accidents in this state and will work to prepare your case.
The state of Florida has a “No-Fault” clause attached to insurance claims for a Florida car accident. This means that you can collect from the at fault driver for such things as significant bodily damage, permanent injury or scarring and death. If you are responsible in any way for the Florida car accident, the court may reduce the amount of your settlement by the amount in which it finds that you are responsible. Your lawyer will work to reduce this amount to zero so that you do not have to pay any money.