Buick Velite Concept Previews China’s Chevy Volt

General Motors is not only getting ready for the Los Angeles Auto Show, but for China’s 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show that opens its gates on the same date – November 18, as well.

The Guangzhou event represents a big opportunity for the American brand to show off their products to local consumers, with Buick announcing the Velite Concept.

The study actually previews a production version of the Chevrolet Volt aimed specifically at the Chinese car market. Believed to go on sale sometimes next year, the car should remain pretty much identical with its overseas twin, except for new badges, different bumpers and probably updated lighting units.

Buick is keeping most powertrain details under wrap, saying that it’s a plug-in hybrid that uses a SIDI engine, GM’s latest modular intelligent electric drive system and a lithium-ion battery pack. However, in its final form, the car, which will maintain its Velite moniker, is expected to use the same 1.5-liter gaasoline unit and electric motor as the Chevy Volt, which allows for an extended range of 420 miles (675 km) and can be driven for up to 53 miles (85 km) in the city on electric power alone.

The other day, a prototype of the Buick-badged Volt was captured testing in the USA.

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