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Buick Brings Chevrolet Volt To China

Buick Brings Chevrolet Volt To China

We’ve known about the Buick Velite 5 for awhile now. Nonetheless, Buick has finally officially revealed the car at the Shanghai Motor Show. As expected, the Velite 5 is basically the Chevrolet Volt with Buick badges.

Literally, this car is just the Volt for the Chinese market. It has the same sheet metal and the same 1.5-liter gas engine paired with GM’s extended-range electric propulsion system. The powertrain combination is creating at least one headline for Buick in China: it’s the first car produced in China to have a fuel consumption rating of less than 1-liter per 100 kilometers. In fact, it’s rated at .9-liter per 100 km.

The Velite 5 will be produced in China, which is a departure from the last time GM tried to sell the Volt in China. The first-generation Volt was imported to China from North America (with Chevrolet badges), but it did not sell well due to the excessive tariffs imposed on vehicles imported from North America.





 

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  1. member12
    The first-generation Volt was imported to China from North America (with Chevrolet badges), but it did not sell well due to the excessive tariffs imposed on vehicles imported from North America.


    Excessive tariffs on North American-produced vehicles in China are a very good reason not to buy the Buick Envision.
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