Spy Shots: Buick Anthem SUV testing in China
Published on February 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The very first spy shots of the Buick Anthem SUV testing in China. The Buick Anthem will be launched on the Chinese auto market later this year, it will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The Buick Anthem is based on the GM Delta global-compact platform.
The Buick Anthem will be positioned above the China-made Buick Encore SUV and below the Buick Enclave SUV that is currently imported into China. Price for the Anthem on the Chinese auto market will start around 160.000 yuan and end around 220.000 yuan. Power will come from 2.0 turbo and 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engines.
A concept previewing the production version is expected to debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April. Some design features of the Anthem, notably the grille, were previewed by the Buick Envision concept that debuted on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
Buick is a mighty popular brand in China but it somehow missed out on the SUV madness. The Buick Encore, which was launched last year, was only the first SUV for the Buick brand in China. This anthem will be the second and rumors say the Enclave will see local production as well.
Note large grille.