Buick Unveils Velite 5 PHEV in China
Photo of the Buick Velite 5 courtesy of GM.
General Motors has unveiled the Buick Velite 5 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which is a rebranded and modified version of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China.
The Velite 5 offers up to 477 miles (768 kilometers) of range in extended-range mode, and its pure electric driving mode provides 72 miles (116 kilometers) of range, according to the automaker. It also features fuel consumption below 1.0 liter (100 kilometers), and its average fuel economy performance is 0.9 liter (100 kilometers). Charging the Velite 5 will take approximately 4.7 hours.
Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic parking assist, and high-beam assist. Both trims come with 10 air bags as standard.
An eight-inch high-definition touchscreen supports Bluetooth, voice recognition and Apple CarPlay, according to the automaker.
Buick is planning to introduce additional new energy vehicles in China in the next two years as part of its Buick Blue initiative, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and pure electric vehicles.
The Velite 5 premiered at the Shanghai Auto Show.