New Buick Excelle GT Debuts in China, U.S. Version to Follow


Shanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors Corp and China's SAIC Motor Corp, has revealed the all-new 2011 Buick Excelle GT compact sedan that will go on sale in the country on June 23. It will be available in China with a choice of two petrol engines, a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter with 108kW/145HP and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-pot churning out 135kW/181HP.

The GT model expands Buick China's Excelle range that already includes the five-door hatchback XT model. And in case you didn't notice, both the Excelle XT and GT are based on the latest generation of the Opel Astra and share the same Delta II platform and mechanical hardware as the Chevrolet Cruze.

As we have already told you in previous reports, the four-door Excelle GT will be coming to Buick stores here in the States sometime next year, most likely with a different name but without any significant cosmetic changes.

Buick's new entry-level model will slot under the new Regal in the firm's U.S. range with the Volkswagen Jetta considered one of its closest rivals.


Anonymous said... »June 08, 2010

Give me the Chevrolet Cruze!

Anonymous said... »June 08, 2010

What will it be named in US? Skylark, Skyhawk, Apollo,..? I prefer Excelle.

Kid Voltron said... »June 08, 2010

It still stinks how GM has handled Opel....

Frederick said... »June 08, 2010

Looks better than I had anticipated. But, not better than the Cruze.

Anonymous said... »June 08, 2010

It reminds me of a cross between the current and last generation Chrysler Sebring, but done well.

Rick said... »June 08, 2010

Same size as the Regal?!!?

kjb434 said... »June 08, 2010

I like the new Buicks, but still can't purchase GM until the US government pulls out of it's ownership position.

Anonymous said... »June 13, 2010

did not gm payback the loan with interest? jobs were spared. nonetheless, get over it! thanks u.s. for allowing our family to eat and stay off of medicaid and food stamps.

Milan Legius, 11 jears said... »June 14, 2010

That's just an Opel Astra Sedan. Stupid, but, i like it.

Anonymous said... »June 22, 2010


The Buick Excelle is the same size as a Chevy Cruze.
Its basically a sedan version of the Opel Astra with a Buick nose.

The Buick Regal is a rebadged Opel Insignia.

Anonymous said... »June 23, 2010

...and GM wanted to sell off Opel... Idiots!


Anonymous said... »June 23, 2010

kjb434 your infected with the fox news fear agenda propaganda virus , stop watching fox news and your feel better ...lies are never the truth no matter how a corrupt news media like fox news put a spin on it..

"anonymous POSTER 4 " you said it great..btw no matter what you try to tell viewers of fox news, their never listen to the truth, untill their wing off that fox news fear agenda propaganda virus

BTW, I think it should be called the Skyhawk GS

Anonymous said... »June 23, 2010

last anonymous
you're either being paid to say this and insult others needlessly [no one said anything about fox news for you to go on that fox news rant] or an idiot
now if you are the latter and have true medical/psychological issues, I do apologize.

Anonymous said... »July 10, 2010

what is "GT" about this car?!?!?!?

Anonymous said... »July 11, 2010

Jorge; GM was just fishing for government(German) subsidies/loans/and other considerations, and to flesh out their available line of credit and cash.

It's to bad we can't punish these malignant corporations with out punishing the good people working the line and office. The management is immune from prosecution in class/caste, corporate run America.

Anonymous said... »July 11, 2010

^^... Not a damn thing. A much abused marketing term just like 'Coupe'.

The Buick /Opel is no Ferrari 'Lusso', GTB, or Aston Martin.

Anonymous said... »July 14, 2010

this car will be built in the same Ohio factory that makes the Cruze. so yes its basically the same car. Like the Regal this car too was supposed to be a Saturn.

Kiyoshi Manabe said... »July 25, 2010

Well-engineered small sedan rivalling the likes of Jetta,Corolla,Civic,and Peugeot 408. Yet her styling seems hardly fluent as well as voluptuous,thus the VW Jetta seems more attractive than her.
Her larger sibling,the Buick Regal seems much sexier.

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