Buick’s most recent trademarking of the “Velite” name spurred rumors the brand was readying a convertible, not seen from the brand in decades. That vehicle became the 2016 Buick Cascada.
However, Buick isn’t letting the Velite name go to waste, which first appeared on the 2004 concept vehicle. Car News China has leaked images of the 2017 Buick Velite, literally a badge-swapped 2017 Chevrolet Volt. For reasons, you’ll have to head to the link here to see the photos.
The report states specifications will also be identical to the 2017 Volt, including its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and battery components.
Previously, the last-generation Volt was sold in China, but with an exorbitant price tag. The Buick Velite will reportedly be much less expensive, but official pricing will likely be forthcoming, along with an official reveal.