GM to Debut Buick Velite Concept Vehicle with PHEV Powertrain


GM Motors says that the Buick Velite Concept vehicle, powered by a high-performance plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, will make its global debut at the Guangzhou auto show, which opens on Nov. 18.

According to GM, this concept vehicle will provide a template for upcoming models being launched under the Buick Blue new energy vehicle strategy.

As reported, the development of the Velite Concept was led by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, GM’s engineering and design joint venture in Shanghai with SAIC, leveraging GM’s global resources.

Generla Motors says the Velite Concept SIDI engine is paired with GM’s latest modular intelligent electric drive system and a high-performance modular lithium-ion battery pack, which work together to optimize efficiency under varying driving conditions.

According to GM, the introduction of the Velite Concept follows August’s global debut of the Buick LaCrosse hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in Shanghai. Buick says additional products featuring HEV, PHEV and extended-range electric vehicle powertrains are on the way to provide “diverse, intelligent solutions for green mobility.”

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