Shanghai General Motors launches sales of the Buick LaCrosse eAssist in 25 cities in China. The new entry is offered in two trim levels: the Elegant, priced at RMB265,900 ($41,662) and Luxury Elegant, priced at RMB285,900 ($44,795). A GM spokesman says the 2.4L, 4-cyl. direct-injection engine mated with a 15kW (20-hp) motor-generator reduces fuel consumption 20%. Driven a constant 56 mph (90 km/h), the combination delivers fuel economy of 45 mpg (5.2 L/100 km). Under mixed road ...

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