Say hello to the Buick Excelle GT, a new model for the Chinese market that will go on sale within the next few months. This is, of course, the same Delta II-based vehicle that was caught before its official unveiling (twice!), shown in patent filings, and briefly previewed last year at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Chinese model will be powered by a base 1.8-liter ECOTEC four-cylinder making 138 hp or a turbocharged 1.6-liter ECOTEC good for 181 hp. When the model arrives in the U.S. early next year – most likely under the Verano nameplate – we expect the base powerplant to be the 1.6-liter instead of the weaker 1.8. The Excelle GT will complement its hatch brother, the Excelle XT in the Chinese market.
Whether the hatch will make its way to U.S. soil is currently unknown, but the sedan version gives us a preview of the Opel Astra sedan that has yet to be revealed.
Click past the break for more pictures![Source: Inside Line]
[Gallery not found]