Chinese authorities have been very serious if we talk about vehicles powered by green energy or alternatives. The grants and subsidies that give its citizens are generous, and they are being throwing to the purchase of hybrid vehicles or environmentally friendly. General Motors knows this and therefore wants to improve the image of their brands in the country adding models driven by electricity.
Buick is the signature premium General Motors is doing a magnificent work in the asian country. Sales in China account for a third of its annual production and therefore have to meet the needs of the local client. To do this, released to the market in a matter of a year, the Velite 5, or what is the same, the latest generation of the Chevrolet Volt is highlighted with the logo of three shields.
The Buick Velite 5 represents the second of a batch of hybrid vehicles, a hybrid extended-range electric and that will General Motors to China. As it is logical to think, to be based on the powerplant of the Chevrolet Volt propulsion system is exactly the same. Their autonomy in so 100-by-100-electrical is 116 kilometres and if we look at the part joint, we’re talking about 718 kilometers.
As you can see, on an aesthetic level is a carbon copy of the Volt with some decorations. Both the front and rear are equal, but where we can found some changes to the headlights main, bumper and air intakes major. Where it also will not change much is in the interior design and equipment, so will include series elements such as access and hands-free start – , infotainment system IntelliLink with 8-inch touch screen and 4G LTE connectivity or adaptive cruise control.
The Buick Velite 5 will hit the chinese market in a matter of months. Shortly after you will come to the united States and Mexico, but surely we will not see it by european lands. However how will any repeat of Cadillac on the old continent, or bring you an exclusive basis through parallel importers? A question that we would like to try.
Source – Buick