New Buick Excelle To Hit The Chinese Car Market On June 22

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Buick Excelle

The new Buick Excelle sedan will hit the Chinese car market on June 22. It is a very important car for Buick as the outgoing Excelle has continuously been in the top-5 best selling cars for many years.

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It looks far more modern than the old car, and its nose is nicely in line with the rest of Buick’s Chinese lineup. The engines are all new: a 1.0 liter turbocharged 3-pot with 136 hp and a 1.3 liter four with 107 hp. ‘Boxes: 6-speed manual or CVT. Size: 4468/1765/1469, wheelbase 2611.

Price will range from about 90.000 to 140.000 yuan.

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The interior is a bit of a letdown. The touch screen is far too small for 2018 and certainly smaller than what most of the Chinese competition offers. The instrument panel is old fashioned analog with only a tiny screen in between the dials. There is a lot of black plastic and cheap looking silver detailing in the wheel and around the gear lever. Faux wood doesn’t help.

It is a good looking car, but also as exciting as an orange. Buyers in this segment tend to be conservative, but buyers in this segment as w whole are getting younger, and these younger buyers might find the risk-less lines of the new Buick Excelle a bit too boring.

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