BUSINESS
09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GM Cancels "Hideous" Buick SUV After Negative Twitter Repsonse

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. said it canceled plans for a Buick sport-utility vehicle announced Aug. 6 after potential customers said in person and online that the model lacked luxury touches they expect of the brand.

The decision was made Aug. 14, after GM earlier in the week showed the SUV and other future vehicles to consumers, dealers, employees, analysts and news reporters, Vice Chairman Tom Stephens said yesterday on a company blog. One blogger called it "hideous" and users of Twitter dubbed it the "Vuick"

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