“The new-generation modular high-performance ternary lithium-ion array backpack will be accumulated at the new advanced SAIC-GM Power Array Development Center in Shanghai,” Buick said. “The array incorporates arch array calefaction administration technology, accouterment absolute and compatible temperature ascendancy of anniversary array assemblage via aqueous cooling. This will ensure a best activity aeon and added abiding performance.”
The accessible EV adaptation of the Velite 6 will additionally be produced in China, but it won’t be offered in the U.S. That’s right: Buick will action an EV in China that it won’t action in the States.
When it comes to the LaCrosse, there are a cardinal of long-brewing factors that accept contributed to the annihilation of the North American LaCrosse model.
First and foremost, big American sedans accept been on their way out for absolutely some time, and ample Buick sedans accept been adhering to an ever-shrinking admirers for decades. Cadillac is the cast on which GM has staked the best in the aftermost few years, alms a cardinal of new (and somewhat overlapping) sedans aloof as the bazaar started to shrink. Second, GM is in the bosom of acid underperforming nameplates, and the LaCrosse has been on the chopping block for some time. Third, Buick’s calendar in China eclipsed the U.S. calendar a continued time ago with a far greater ambit of models and a greater allotment of the affluence market.
Buick was one of the aboriginal American car brands to be produced in China, landing there about 20 years ago, and has been a delinquent success there for abundant of that time. Unlike in the U.S. market, appeal for sedans in China is still strong, alone now alpha to be challenged by affluence SUVs and crossovers. Added importantly, Buick still has absorbing cast cachet in China on a akin not akin alike by Cadillac — additionally present there in a hardly bound form.
We’re still a few years abroad from all Buick models actuality produced in China, including those that will be exported to the U.S.
For the exterior, a bigger, bolder grille matches the look on 2020 Buick Velite 6
newer SUVs while the sharper lines and larger air intakes of the front fascia further add to the aggression. A new L-shaped light signature in the taillights makes things more modern at the rear, while larger diameter tailpipes lend a sportier look and feel to the vehicle. This sporty edge can be further enhanced with an available M Sport Package.
Inside, the instrument cluster remains analog while an 8.8-inch infotainment screen sits atop the dash and features navigation as well as Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Electronic driver aids, either standard or available, include adaptive cruise control with speed limit information, collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and steering assist with lane departure warning.
Pricing information for the 2020 Buick Velite 6
will be announced closer to the market launch, though we don’t expect much of a move from the 2019 model’s $34,950 base sticker.
When it was launched for 2016, the second-generation 2020 Buick Velite 6
brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched from a rear- to a front-wheel-drive platform. The switch didn’t hurt sales one bit, as the last two years have been the nameplate’s best, with approximately 30,000 units sold in the U.S. in each of those years.