the 2017 Shanghai auto show, Buick introduced the Velite 5, a rebadged Chevrolet Volt made specifically for the Chinese market.
Available features on the Buick Velite 5 include keyless entry/start, the Intelli Link multimedia interface with Apple CarPlay integration, 4G LTE connectivity, and active safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and high beam assist.
Before the Velite 5, Buick introduced the LaCrosse Hybrid last year as the first hybrid electric vehicle in its lineup for its Chinese-market lineup.
In the EPA cycle, the Chevrolet Volt is rated at 53 miles in EV mode and 420 miles with a full tank of gas and a full charge.
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GM’s Chevrolet Volt Electric Car Will Be Sold in China as a Buick
SHANGHAI—General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Volt electric car is finally headed to China, but it won’t be wearing the iconic bow tie badge that identifies Chevy products.
The Detroit auto giant, already a major player in China’s traditional vehicle market, is planning a major push into an emerging electric-vehicle segment.
The world’s biggest automotive market, China has spurred demand for…
It will instead be sold as a Buick.
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Chevrolet Volt arrives in China as Buick Velite 5
“It will introduce additional new energy vehicles in China in the next two years, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and pure electric vehicles.”
Visitors take photos of the Buick Velite 5 during its global launch event ahead of Auto Shanghai 2017 on Tuesday.
GM’s announcement yesterday during the Shanghai auto show adds to a wave of global auto giants that are launching electric models in China, the biggest auto market.
Almost every global and Chinese auto brand is displaying at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model.
GM said its Velite 5 hybrid will be sold not as a Chevrolet but by its Buick unit, which has modest sales elsewhere but is GM’s main brand in China.