Buick China has confirmed plans to rollout a small MPV named GL6. The news comes as little surprise as the Buick GL6 was fully uncovered back in July thanks to Chinese government agencies.
Along with the confirmation, Buick also issued a teaser shot of the GL6, which effectively confirms the leaked image was of the real-deal. This means the GL6 is basically a rebadged Opel Zafira, a small MPV sold in Europe under the guise of GM’s former Opel brand.
In this case, the GL6 is expected (as the name implies) to be a smaller option to the Buick GL8, a full-size minivan the company offers on the Chinese market. Buick has confirmed the GL6 will offer 2+2+2 seating.
Thus far further details on the GL6 are still rather scarce. There have been reports that it will be powered by a 1.3-liter gas engine with about 156 horsepower.
The GL6 likely serves as one of the final new products to be shared between Buick and Opel. General Motors sold its European division earlier this year to Peugeot PSA, but the company did secure the necessary contracts to continue utilizing Opel products for Buick for this generation of vehicles. Obviously their procurement contract includes this GL6.