After launching the new range-topping Buick GL8 Avenir earlier this month, General Motors has just released the first official images of the refreshed Buick GL8 ES and GL8 25S – two other variants that complete the full-size MPV’s solid lineup in China.
For those who don’t know, the Buick GL8 ES is a variant of the third-generation MPV that has been on sale since 2016, and has just received a mid-cycle refresh. Meanwhile, the 2020 GL8 25S is an updated version of the second-generation model originally released in 2010, which Buick has since maintained in its lineup due to its popularity.
The new 2020 GL8 ES includes many of the design and technology enhancements introduced by the GL8 Avenir family. In this sense, its exterior has a more elegant appearance due to the new Buick winged grille, with a unique finish and the new Matrix LED headlights. Its cabin maintains the 2+2+3 three-row seating layout, while incorporating new convenience features and Buick eConnect 3.0 connectivity technology with up to three optional displays.
Thanks to its third design update in 10 years, the 2020 Buick GL8 25S now offers a more sculpted exterior and a completely redesigned interior with improved comfort. The front end adopts the latest Buick design language with a larger grille and new headlights, and the MPV boasts redesigned bumpers as well. The GL8 25S’ cockpit includes the latest connectivity technologies, debuting a new dash with a 12-inch floating touchscreen and an 8-inch digital driver instrument panel.
GM also announced the addition of a special version of the GL8 for disabled people. This edition features power-swiveling second-row seats that can extend to the outside of the vehicle for convenient access. When passengers sit down, the seats return to their normal position and include a lock function for added safety.
The refreshed Buick GL8 ES and GL8 25S will be available for sale in the Chinese market on May 4, when final pricing will be announced. The new base and mid-range variants complement the newly launched GL8 Avenir, strengthening Buick’s dominant presence in the MPV segment with a wide variety of options for customers.