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    Buick Presents the 2nd Generation Excelle in China

    Source: AutoVerdict
    October 16, 2017
    by Austin Rutherford


    After the the Suzuki Forenza-based Buick Excelle ended production last year after an all-new (and cheaper) Excelle GT debuted, most thought the "Excelle" would not return. Well Buick had different plans.

    During a press event today in China, Buick presented the second generation Excelle. Though it is not clear what platform the all-new Excelle rides on, it could be the Chevy Sail's, the old Forenza's, or the old Cruze's.

    Chinese companies routinely keep old platforms around and put new top hats on them for new vehicles. See the Chevy Cavalier, which is on the old Chevy Cruze's platform.

    The design of the Excelle follows Buick's newer design theme, albeit in a clear cheaper path.

    Two engines will be offered. These include 1.0L and 1.3L turbos.

    Buick also formally debuted the all-new GL6, the Excelle XT (a wagon version of the Excelle GT), and a facelifted Verano and Verano GS (a rebadge of the Opel Astra 5-door hatch).

    For those wondering, Buick in China now offers a range of 13 models!

    1. Excelle

    2. Excelle GT and XT

    3. Verano

    4. Verano GS

    5. Velite 5 (a rebadge of the Chevy Volt)

    6. Regal

    7. LaCrosse

    8. GL6

    9. GL8 (second generation)

    10. GL8 (third generation)

    11. Encore

    12. Envision

    13. Enclave

    Read full article at AutoVerdict

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    oh man those plastic wheel covers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_L View Post
    oh man those plastic wheel covers!
    Yeah they look a bit cheap and they need to go. I do like the looks of the car though.

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    I'm pretty sure (Wiki) this will be the 3rd gen

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnut View Post
    Yeah they look a bit cheap and they need to go. I do like the looks of the car though.
    The whole car looks cheap to me the tiny wheels and 'big' body just don't look good IMO. Perhaps rims that are much larger would look better.

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    Ugh.


    I can see why they don't attempt to sell these here.

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    It looks like a Nissan Versa with a Buick emblem on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dequindre View Post
    It looks like a Nissan Versa with a Buick emblem on it.
    Ha! I was trying to put my finger on what it looked like. That's exactly it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    I'm pretty sure (Wiki) this will be the 3rd gen
    Excelle GT is its own line, which is now in its own second generation.

    Confusing I know...

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    BTW, got final word. Its on the Cavalier platform...err...second generation Cruze platform (that would be first generation in US).

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