November 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
November 1, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
October 25, 2016 by W.E. Ning
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:
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.