Spy Shots: Buick Excelle testing in China
Published on July 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A heavily camouflaged Buick Excelle testing in China, seen near Shanghai by reader Chiprdan, thank you for the pictures! What Buick is testing here is not entirely clear. The Buick Excelle received a facelift in February so another facelift seems unlikely. Interestingly the bonnet is made slightly higher just above the grille, working as an extra air intake. Is Buick testing a new and more powerful engine for the Excelle?
The current Buick Excelle, made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, price starts at 96.900 yuan and ends at 118.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.5 liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. Output is 107hp and 140nm, and that isn’t too much.
Excelle test car following a Buick Regal.