Khodrocar - It's a follow-up to the Chevrolet Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric car Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market.
There will be at least two versions of the Velite 6, one equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and the other an electric powertrain. China is witnessing a boom in sales of electrified cars, known locally as "new energy vehicles,” and Buick is keen to tap this.
Buick says the Velite 6 will feature new connectivity options and a design inspired by the Velite concept unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou auto show. At the hatchback concept's reveal, Buick said it planned to launch several electrified models in China under the Buick Blue strategy.
In addition to the Velite 5, Buick also sells mild-hybrid versions of the Regal and LaCrosse in China.
We'll likely see the Velite 6 make its debut at the 2018 Beijing auto show, which starts April 25. Stay tuned.