Small Wagons Are Good Wagons: Meet The New Buick Excelle GX For China

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The Buick Excelle GX is a rather good looking wagon variant of the popular Excelle series. It will will be launched on the Chinese car market next month for about 120,000 yuan or $18,000.

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The Excelle GX is made locally by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Its Chinese name is Yuelang. Power comes from a new 1.3 turbo with 160 hp and 230 Nm, the engine is mated to a six-speed automatic ‘box.

Size: 4539/1798/1475, and wheelbase is 2640.

Small and medium sized wagons are making a comeback in China, they are aimed at young car buyers that do not want another boring SUV but do need the extra space to carry their bicycles.

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The Excelle GT will compete head to head with the Volkswagen Gran Lavida.

The Excelle works very well as a wagon. It almost seems as if it was designed as one. Lines and creases are a near-perfect fit. The Excelle GX is perhaps the best looking new Buick in a very long time.

It even looks good with the door open…

The interior has been updated with better materials and a new infotainment system. The regular Excelle will get the same updates.

Enough space for the…

… bicycles and the bicycler’s gear, like gloves and helmets and body protection, because, you know, bicycling is very dangerous.

The new Buick Excelle GX for China.

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