Leaked: This Is The New Buick GL8 For China

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We have a leak at General Motors China, showing the new Buick GL8 MPV, showing the new Buick-grille design and a knack in the roof line. The new GL8 will be launched on the Chinese car market near the end of this year, price will start around 250.000 yuan.

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This is the current GL8, with a knick in the lower-window line. The GL8 is not a very pretty car, so the new one is an improvement, even though it is not really pretty either. The current GL8 is available with a 167hp 2.4 four, a 186hp 2.4 four, and a 258hp 3.0. These engines will be killed off.

The new GL8 will get a 2.0 turbocharged four with 253hp. It will be based on the same platform as the current car, but it will get a brand new independent rear suspension, instead of the antique torsion beam stuff of the current GL8.

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The GL8 is mightily popular among taxi companies, airport taxi companies, hotels, and as an executive sled for companies. Private buyers are rare, the GL8 is just a tad too big for comfort. The present car is 5.2 meters long, and the new one will be a tad bigger still.

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