October 14, 2016 by Joey Wang
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.
October 11, 2016 by W.E. Ning
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.
May 18, 2016 by Joey Wang
We have a leak at General Motors China, showing the new Buick GL8 MPV, showing the new Buick-grille design and a knack in the roof line. The new GL8 will be launched on the Chinese car market near the end of this year, price will start around 250.000 yuan.
November 29, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
SAIC-GM launched the new Buick GL8 in Shanghai. The launch came with a little party, Buick brought two GL8’s, both in a very boring color. Engines: 2.4 L4 and 3.0 V6. Price starts at 288.000 yuan and ends at 388.000. More pics below…
October 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The new China-only Buick GL8 will be listed on December 9. Buick however, will continue to make the old GL8 which will be offered as a cheaper alternative. Size of the new GL8: 5278×1985×1809, wheelbase is 3198. Engines: updated versions of the 2.4 and 3.0 SIDI V6’s, 6-speed auto.
August 23, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Shanghai-GM Buick GL8 MPV is based on the Business Concept and will be made alongside the facelifted old Buick GL8. The old car will be sold as an entry-level machine and the new one as a more upmarket and luxurious GL8.
Size of the new GL8: 5278×1985×1809, wheelbase is 3198. Engines: updated version of the 2.4 and 3.0 SIDI V6’s, 6-speed auto. The new GL8 will hit la market within a couple of months.
August 3, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Shanghai-GM is working on a facelift for the Buick GL8 MPV. At the same time they are working on an all new GL8. This is not as strange as it might sound. Chinese automakers, including their western partners, often continue production of the old car when a new one arrives.
It is then sold as a cheaper entry-level car and usually gets a small facelift to make it at least look a little new. Shanghai-GM seems to take this road as well. So soon we’ll have two GL8, this facelifted ‘old’ one and a brandnew car. See here for another example from Beijing-Hyundai.
May 28, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Shanghai-GM Buick GL8 was expected to debut at the Beijing Auto Show but didn’t make it. Instead GM brought the Business Concept, which debuted one year earlier in Shanghai. That is a nice looking machine and good good, the new GL8 loox a lot like it.
April 22, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
SAIC-GM is working on the new GL8 but it is not finished yet. So now Buick brings this nicely styled GL8 ‘Business Concept’ to the Beijing Auto Show. That is a weird name so I guess it is designed in China and not in the US. Size: 5278mmx1985mmx1809mm, wheelbase is 3198.
March 12, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Gee de wee, they almost got me there. Nein, this isn’t the new Audi A6. Instead it is the new Shanghai GM Buick GL8, Buick GL8 from now. The Buick GL8 is not a very popular vehicle anymore. It did well for taxi companies and government but the current one is just too old. It never did much in private sales and that’s where the big money is today. So the new one comes with a much hipper lines and Buick’s new big front.