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New Buick Too Good for LA



    New Buick Too Good for LA
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    BEIJING - APRIL 21: A model poses beside the world premiere display of the Buick concept car Riviera during a special media opening of the Auto China 2008 show at the new China International Exhibition Center on April 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. The annual auto show is held from April 20-28 with 890 vehicles including 55 concept cars on show. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

    DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it is scaling back its presence at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

    Spokesman Scott Fosgard said GM planned to unveil a new Buick model, and Vice Chairman Bob Lutz was going to attend the show's
    media previews Nov. 19 and 20. But Fosgard said Tuesday the new model will be unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January, and no executives will travel to Los Angeles.

    He said the new model could get lost in the news about GM's cash crisis and efforts to get government aid. GM also wants to unveil
    the Buick in Detroit to get more exposure to Chinese journalists.

    Buick is a hot-selling product in China.

    GM will still have a display at the Los Angeles show. The show is open to the public Nov. 21-30.