Buick Announces Velite 6 PHEV For China

It will go up to 60 km (37 miles) in all-electric mode (NEDC – most likely)

Buick announced that later in July 2020 it will introduce on the Chinese market a new plug-in model, the plug-in hybrid Buick Velite 6 PHEV.

It will be equipped with Buick eMotion electric drive technology and offer up to 60 km (37 miles) of all-electric range and up to 780 km (485 miles) of the total range, most likely in the optimistic NEDC test cycle.

Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle – Buick eMotion electric drive system

The battery pack seems to be supplied by LG, so we assume LG Chem cells and LG pack:

“The VELITE 6 PHEV’s electric propulsion system will feature high-performance dual motors complemented by a high-performance LG lithium battery pack and a dedicated 1.5L four-cylinder engine for hybrid systems. The addition of an intelligent electronic continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) will take its fuel consumption as low as 1.4 liters/100 kilometers.”

More details about the Velite 6 PHEV will be revealed closer to its launch.

In China, Buick operates under the SAIC-GM (50/50 joint venture between GM with SAIC), and offers currently:

According to a separate release, GM is accelerating its rollout of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China and already exceeded its plan for 10 models between 2016 and 2020 across all brands.

Other models are:

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