GM-PATAC K Vehicle Platform
The GM-PATAC K platform is a vehicle architecture designed to support compact and midsize vehicles from General Motors and its partners exclusively in China.
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|Names:||PATAC K platform, GM-PATAC K platform|
|Supported vehicle type:||Car, MPV/van|
|Vehicles (exclusive to Chinese market)|
|Buick:||third-gen Excelle family, Buick GL6|
The K platform was developed by GM-PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd) for use on compact and midsize Chinese-market vehicles.
A 50-50 joint venture between GM and SAIC, PATAC was founded on June 12, 1997. The organization provides automotive engineering services, including design, development, testing and validation. It has a full-scale vehicle and powertrain development capability and has developed vehicles like the Chevrolet Sail 3, Buick Excelle GT and GX, Buick GL6, and Buick GL8.
The GM-PATAC K platform supports three- and four-cylinder engines and manual, automatic, and dual-clutch transmissions.
The PATAC K platform underpins the following vehicles exclusively in the Chinese market.
- 2015 and newer Chevrolet Cavalier sedan
- 2015 and newer Buick Excelle family, including:
- Excelle GT (sedan)
- Excelle GX (wagon)
- Buick GL6