China is Buick’s largest market, and the brand seems to be GM’s chosen channel to introduce its new energy vehicles. Buick offers a wide range of electrified models, from 48 V mild-hybrids to pure EVs, in China. Last October, Buick launched the Velite 6 Plus, an EV with a range of 255 miles.
Now Buick has added the Velite 6 PHEV to its NEV lineup.
The Velite 6 PHEV is powered by Buick’s eMotion electric drive technology. It offers an electric range of 60 km. Dual electric motors work with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a battery pack from LG.
“Leveraging cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology, the VELITE 6 will offer no compromises in vehicle performance or driving range, making it an ideal option for both daily commuting and long-distance travelling,” said Molly Peck, Executive Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM.
Source: GM via Green Car Congress