The very first Spy Shots of the new Buick GL6 MPV for China. The GL6 will debut in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and the production version will be launched on the Chinese auto market sometime late next year. The GL6 will be positioned under the recently renewed Buick GL8.
In a bid to court luxury car buyers in China, Buick will introduce a new luxury line of vehicles under the Avenir name. The first car to carry the new name is the Buick GL8 Avenir. Next up for Avenir are the Envision SUV and the new LaCrosse sedan.
The GL8 Avenir is basically an extra luxurious variant of the Buick GL8 minivan, made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The updates to turn the GL8 into the GL8 Avenir include:
The Buick Velite concept was unveiled on the Guangzhou Auto Show, looking very beautiful in blue, with a low grille, angry lights, and a racy front spoiler. The Velite concept was designed by Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), GM’s Chinese design studio.
The new Buick GL8 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 289.900 yuan and ends at 449.900 yuan ($42.800-66.400). The new GL8 comes in two variants; the luxury Avenir, pictured above, and an ES base model. The Avenir comes with extra fancy paint, a different grille, special alloys, and a luxurious interior.
GM China has released a teaser of the Buick Velite concept car that will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show later this month, with sharp looking lights and a blue-glowing grille. But we are very sure the production version won’t get any of that.
It is indeed very odd that Buick bothers with a concept at all because the real thing is ready to go. Buick probably doesn’t want the Velite to take away attention from the new GL8, which is one of Buick’s biggest moneymakers in China.
A beautiful blue Buick Royaum sedan, Spotted in China in the far eastern hinterlands of Beijing. The good Buick was very dusty but otherwise in good shape. The Royaum is a very rare car, it was only sold on the Chinese car market in 2004 and 2005.
GM China has released the first images of the Buick GL8 Avenir, the top spec ultra luxurious variant of the new Buick GL8 MPV. The Avenir comes with a special grille, special paint, Avenir badges on the front doors, and an interior with loads of leather and wood. The Avenir name was also used for a not-too pretty 2015 concept car.
This is the new Buick GL8 MPV for China, looking surprisingly stylish for such a large barge. The Buick GL8 will be launched on the Chinese car market on November 5. Price will range from about 300.000 to 400.000 yuan ($44.000 – 60.000). And there is more GL8:
GM China has released new images of the new Buick GL8 for China. The GL8 is a popular MPV with a sliding door. It used to be the typical airport taxi but families have started to buy them too. The new GL8 will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market in Q1 2017.
This is the first official image of the new Buick GL8 for China. The GL8 is a popular MPV with a sliding door. It used to be the typical airport taxi but lately families have started buying them too, by the shiploads. The GL8 is thus an important car for Buick in China, and the new car looks the business, and surely a lot better than the rather ugly current GL8.