Earlier this week,General Motors’ Chinese arm Shanghai-GM pulled the veil from their new Buick Excelle GT. The model won’t be coming to North America, but it could be a good indication of what to expect from the next-generation Buick Verano, both in the aesthetics and powertrain departments.
The Excelle sits atop GM’s D2XX global vehicle architechture, which will also be utilized in the aforementioned Verano and Cruze, as well as the upcoming Opel Astra K. The car also wears a version of Buick’s waterfall grille, which is expected to return to the Verano, and sports the red, silver and blue tri-shield emblem that may return to future North American Buick models.
Other details seen in the Excelle’s cabin could also find their way into North American Buick models. The car employs a more high-end looking interior with a wraparound-style cockpit and curvy dashboard. The layout is extremely similiar to that of the Buick Envision, another Chinese Buick model expected to arrive in America, leading us to believe this will be the brand’s go-to cabin design for many of its future models.
With all that said, is the latest Chinese Buick Hot or Not? A car similiar to the Excelle GT could very well be the next Verano, so your opinion about Shanghai-GM’s latest creation is more relevant than you may think. Vote below, and feel free to discuss in the comments.