As GM Authority reported last week when SAIC-GM revealed the interior design of the GL8 Century Avenir, General Motors has just officially launched the all-new 2023 Buick GL8 Century lineup in China.
The all-new 2023 Buick GL8 Century hits the Chinese market setting a new standard for premium mobility in the Asian country’s luxury MPV segment, which the GL8 nameplate has led since the first-generation model’s launch in 1999. In fact, the new GL8 Century is the most technologically advanced vehicle ever launched by the brand and once again elevates its position as Buick’s flagship in China.
“Buick is the pioneer and ongoing leader in the luxury MPV segment in China. Our successful GL8 family has continued to raise the bar over the years,” said General Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, Cesar Toledo. “Representing a ‘century’ of development from Buick, the GL8 Century provides unmatched spaciousness and integrates expressive design with intelligent technology as well as luxurious comfort. It will exceed the expectations of customers and take the brand to new heights,” he added.
Based on GM’s all-new full-size MPV architecture, the 2023 Buick GL8 Century was designed as a high-tech minivan and launches with either four- or six-seat variants to cater to a new generation of upper-class Chinese consumers, including business elites and celebrities. In addition to debuting the new Pure Design language, the GL8 Century features cutting-edge technologies and an unprecedented level of refinement.
Notably, the all-new 2023 Buick GL8 Century boasts the brand’s most luxurious cabin with four- and six-seat configurations that offer the most enjoyable experience in its class. Innovations include a new 30-inch Freeform display with maximum in-dash connectivity, multiple digital control knobs and the first-ever 32-inch sliding screen partition wall on the Flagship trim, which includes a touchscreen in the center console and a luxurious 8-inch digital clock.
Mechanically, the 2023 Buick GL8 Century comes standard with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine in conjunction with SAIC-GM’s 48V mild hybrid system that adds an electric motor and 48V battery, delivering 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain is mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission, ensuring good dynamic performance and outstanding fuel efficiency.
The all-new 2023 Buick GL8 Century line-up is now available for sale throughout Buick’s extensive network of official dealers in China, the only country where the brand markets the full-size MPV. The model includes massive equipment with state-of-the-art technology and safety features, focused on offering a first-class premium travel experience. Here are the prices of the three versions of the 2023 GL8 Century in China:
- 2023 GL8 Century Avenir with six seats: 529,900 CNY (about $72,570 at the current exchange rate)
- 2023 GL8 Century Avenir with four seats: 609,900 CNY ($83,530)
- 2023 GL8 Century Flagship: 689,900 CNY ($94,490)