Buick launches new $12.9k Excelle in China with new engine and start/stop; 30% improved fuel economy over predecessor

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Buick has introduced the new-generation Excelle to its China lineup. The Buick Excelle has been among the most popular family sedans in China, with nearly 2.7 Ecotec engine that is characterized by high efficiency, reliability and durability, and low fuel consumption. The new-generation Excelle is also equipped with the intelligent start/stop system, which improves fuel economy by 30% compared to its predecessor to 4.6 China Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. The VELITE 6 PHEV will be powered by Buick eMotion electric drive technology that leverages GM’s global electrification expertise.

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Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

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Buick isn’t messing around with the Envision. Clean Fleet Report drove the 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD. Avenir in Buick-speak means it is the top-of-the-line model. The EPA rates the Buick Envision FWD at 24 mpg city/31 highway/26 combined miles per gallon.

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Buick launches 2021 Excelle GT family with 48V MHEV technology in China

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2021 Buick Excelle GT featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. The result is fuel consumption as low as 5.3 Like all other new and enhanced Buick sedan models, it meets the China 6 B emission standard. New-Generation Buick Regal GS. Fuel economy has been improved 11% to 6.6

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Buick adding new eAssist mild hybrid to 2018 Buick LaCrosse as standard powertrain

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The Buick LaCrosse is adding eAssist light electrification for the 2018 model. This new eAssist system, when coupled with the four-cylinder engine, has a 19% increase in city fuel economy compared to the LaCrosse’s advanced V-6 and leverages a compact lithium-ion battery pack to provide select benefits found in fully electric vehicles, such as torque-assisted launch, energy-saving regenerative braking and exceptionally smooth stop/start.

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GM big SUV buyers to be compensated for wrong fuel economy on window stickers

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General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers. Last week, GM issued a stop-sale order for the 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. The EPA fuel-economy ratings on the window stickers for these models were found to be inaccurate. EPA Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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GM Korea introduces Alpheon eAssist; 25% improvement in fuel economy

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The new Alpheon eAssist, which will go on sale in November, offers improved fuel economy of 25% and reduced CO 2 emissions of 22% compared with the standard Alpheon model. Like the light electrification powertrain of the Buick LaCrosse upon which it is based, the Alpheon eAssist features a 2.4-liter spark ignition direct injection (SIDI) engine (max. General Motors launched the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist in China on 25 August. Alpheon eAssist Click to enlarge.

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Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes global debut in Shanghai; uses Malibu Hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) made its global debut at the 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai, where the award-winning Buick Avista concept was also shown for the first time in China. Both models will be appearing on the Buick stand at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, which begins on 25 April. GM’s leadership in electrification technologies, now and in the future, are coming to Buick in China.

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Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. Top: Buick Velite 5. The Velite 5 is the first hybrid vehicle manufactured in China with fuel consumption below 1.0 Its average fuel economy performance is as low as 0.9 With cumulative retail sales of more than 8 million units in China, Buick is committed to expanding its portfolio of new energy vehicles.

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Buick offering 2.0L direct-injection turbo option for 2013 Verano

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For the 2013 model year, the Buick Verano (introduced in 2011), is offering buyers an Ecotec 2.0L GM says that the choice to use a small-displacement turbocharged engine for a more powerful Verano model is consistent with Buick’s effort to downsize its powertrains without sacrificing performance. Fuel economy numbers are not final, but the Verano Turbo is expected to be in line with Buick’s other turbocharged models.

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SwRI develops D-EGR demonstrator highlighting fuel-efficient, cost-effective engine; 10% and above fuel economy improvements

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has built a demonstrator vehicle, based on a 2012 Buick Regal GS, incorporating the latest D-EGR (dedicated EGR) technology ( earlier post ), an outgrowth of SwRI’s HEDGE (High Efficiency Dilute Gasoline Engine) consortium projects ( earlier post ). D-EGR is an engine and control concept that combines fuel reforming to produce hydrogen with high levels of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to achieve very high levels of thermal efficiency.

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Buick Sells 100,000th LaCrosse in China

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Less than a year after its launch in China, sales of the new Buick LaCrosse have reached 100,000 units. direct injected V-6 is available on the CXL and CXS models provide 17 city/27 highway fuel economy ratings. The LaCrosse is the fastest-growing member of China’s premium upper-medium sedan segment. In the first six months of 2010, the LaCrosse 3.0-liter SIDI model accounted for nearly 80% of the segment (upper-medium sedans priced over RMB 300,000, or roughly US$44,200).

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Buick to introduce extended-range electric vehicle in China this year; also new generation 1.0T/1.3T Ecotecs and 9-speed

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Buick will adopt GM’s proven extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology, a new-generation of 1.0T/1.3T In the coming two years, Buick will also introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China—the brand’s largest market. The pure electric driving mode is prioritized to meet daily user demand for zero emissions and fuel consumption, with the electric driving range surpassing an estimated 100 km (62 miles).

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General Motors launches Buick LaCrosse eAssist in China

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General Motors launched the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist on August 25. The new model features a 2.4-liter SIDI intelligent direct injection engine along with advanced eAssist intelligent technology (light electrification, earlier post ), which work together to reduce fuel consumption by 20% compared with the standard model. The LaCrosse is a popular member of the Buick family in China. liters of fuel per 100 km (45 mpg US) at a constant 90 km/h (56 mph) and 7.2

Buick LaCrosse eAssist to go on sale in China priced at $40,833

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The Buick LaCrosse eAssist “Comfort” model will be priced at RMB 249,900 (US$40,833) when it arrives in select dealerships in China October. When driven at a constant speed of 90 km/h (56 mph), such as during highway travel, the combination delivers fuel economy of 5.2 Overall combined fuel economy for the eAssist model is improved by 20% to 7.2 variants in July, the new Buick LaCrosse has recorded sales of more than 10,000 vehicles.

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Buick Regal Turbo gets flex-fuel turbo direct-injected engine

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turbocharged engine including the direct injection fuel system, continuous variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves and the turbocharger. The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo will feature the first flex-fuel capable direct-injected turbocharged engine in a production car. GM has produced more than 5 million flex-fuel models over the last 15 years, and has a goal of offering more than 50% of its production in flex-fuel models by the end of 2012. Ecotec 2.0L

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Buick introducing new 2012 Verano compact sedan at NAIAS

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GM will reveal the new 2012 Buick Verano compact luxury sedan, the brand’s third new model in the past two years and first in the compact luxury segment, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next week in Detroit. Direct injection technology helps it produce more power with less fuel and lower emissions, including up to 25-percent reduced hydrocarbon emissions when compared with a multi-point fuel injection engine.

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2012 Buick Regal to offer eAssist mild hybrid technology

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GM is applying its eAssist mild hybrid system to the 2012 Regal, making it the second Buick model after LaCrosse to feature the second-generation light electrification technology ( earlier post ), which is GM’s current default mild hybrid system for electrification applications of 20 kW power or less. The system also enables the Ecotec engine to shut down fuel delivery in certain deceleration conditions, which saves additional fuel. Regal with eAssist. Click to enlarge.

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FIRST DRIVE: 2012 Buick Lacrosse 37-MPG eAssist Prototype

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To date, Buick and "fuel economy" haven't often been used in the same sentence. But the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the brand's largest surviving car, will offer one engine option that's projected to deliver 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. That's not bad for a midsize near-luxury sedan (though 1 mpg lower on city mileage than Buick had hoped).

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Buick Mild Hybrid Business Concept Vehicle Unveiled in Shanghai

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The Buick Business Concept Vehicle. The Buick Business Concept, a new mild hybrid concept vehicle designed to showcase Buick’s future vision of “business class on the road,” made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2009. PATAC designed the Buick Business Concept Vehicle to accommodate the next-generation GM Hybrid System, which will be introduced in China in the near future. Extending fuel cutoff during deceleration. Click to enlarge.

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Buick’s Ecotec 2.0L Turbo makes Wards Best Engines list; 2.0L turbo coming for Malibu

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turbo I-4 engine that powers the 2012 Buick Regal GS is one of WardsAuto World’s 2012 “10 Best Engines” for North America. Our continuously variable valve timing is tuned to work in tandem with direct injection and twin scroll turbocharging to achieve optimum fuel economy, lower emissions, and instant performance when needed. The Ecotec 2.0L At 270 hp (201 kW) The Ecotec 2.0L

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2013 Buick Encore: 28 MPG Combined, Best U.S. Crossover

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GM has released details of the 2013 Buick Encore's official EPA fuel economy. That, says Buick, is enough to put it ahead of the 26 mpg combined 2013 Ford Set to become one of the most efficient cars in its class, the Encore will managed a combined 28 mpg, with 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway from its 1.4-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine.

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GM highlights 32-bit Freescale microprocessor in Buick Regal direct injection engine control module

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The 2011 Buick Regal’s direct injection Ecotec 2.0L The 32-bit embedded “Viper” processor (Freescale’s Qorivva MPC5566 unit) reliably performs 125 million operations per second, enabling more precise fuel delivery for improved fuel economy, emissions and performance. Basic component set of the Buick Regal’s 2.0L The ECM’s microcontroller executes the commands such as when to inject fuel into the engine’s combustion chambers.

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2013 Buick Regal Gets eAssist Mild Hybrid As Base Engine To Boost MPG

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The eAssist system may have entered production less than a year ago, but General Motors is clearly making a big bet on the mild hybrid system to help its Buick brand meet rising fuel economy regulations. First offered on the base 2.4-liter engine in the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, the eAssist system was optional on the smaller 2012 Buick Regal.

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Buick Hybrid makes world debut

Green Cars News

A new mild hybrid concept vehicle made its global debut at Auto Shanghai this week dubbed the Buick Business Concept. The GM Hybrid System, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, builds on belt-alternator-starter hybrid technology that is already available in the Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid in China. The vehicle has been built with the aim of creating a modern global design that includes a subtle Chinese influence as China is the world’s largest Buick market.

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Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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A Buick hybrid crossover has been envisioned for several years. At first, reports noted that a Buick hybrid crossover would likely be derived from a Saturn model being developed with an electric drivetrain. The idea was to give the Vue a Buick-style grill and other design features consistent with the Buick line. According to a Motor Authority article at that time, the rebranded Vue “didn’t mesh with the Buick image.”

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Buick To Add Direct-Injection Ecotec 2.4L Four-Cylinder Engine To 2010 Lacrosse

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four-cylinder engine will be the third engine offered in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan. With a six-speed automatic transmission, the new powertrain combination is expected to deliver fuel economy of 30 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. Buick expects about 25% of customers will opt for 2.4L-equipped models. s injection of fuel directly into the combustion chamber enables a higher compression ratio to increase efficiency and horsepower.

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Model 3 mania, Porsche fast charging, electric Buick SUV, gas-mileage rollback? Today's Car News

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Today, it's mostly about the Tesla Model 3, but we also have a future electric SUV closely related to the Bolt EV, some startling and dire news for fuel-economy rules, and a change of heart from Fiat Chrysler. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The big news over the weekend and again today was the Tesla Model 3, officially launched into. Today in Car News

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GM to Debut Two-Mode Plug-in Hybrid Technology in New Buick Crossover in 2011; LG Chem to Supply the Li-ion Cells

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The 8 kWh battery pack for the new 2011 Buick PHEV crossover vehicle is prepared for testing at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. General Motors will debut its two-mode plug-in hybrid technology—originally intended to appear first in a Saturn VUE, prior to that brand’s sale—in a new Buick crossover vehicle in 2011. The new five-passenger crossover will build on the success GM has had with the Buick Enclave. V-6 flex-fuel engine.

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GM Resurrects Mild Hybrid System For 2012 Buick LaCrosse

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Set to debut on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, GM’s new “eAssist” mild hybrid system is said to improve fuel economy by as much as 25 percent. As we first reported more than a year ago, a beefier version of GM’s mild hybrid system, the kind that was on the previous Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, is coming next year.

Walmart gets fast chargers, diesel Ford F-150 and Mazda CX-5, Buick Velite in China: Today's Car News

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Ford releases fuel economy numbers for the new diesel F-150, the Mazda CX-5 diesel is finally certified for sale in California, and a new plug-in hybrid for China signals a new approach to plug-ins for GM. Electric car chargers will soon be able to get a fast charge with a quart of milk at Walmarts across the country.

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Smaller-More-Efficient-Engine Example: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

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The way most cars will meet newer, more aggressive fuel-economy rules is by making engines smaller and more efficient. Case in point: the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, a midsize sedan now offered with a 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine generating 182 horsepower, mated Sure, hybrids and electric cars are great, but they sell in small numbers.

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Road Test: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

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The dash layout is logical, simple and clean, with three round gauges (tachometer, speedometer and water temperature/fuel) with black faces and white letters were easy to read. The torque at 310 pound-feet is the same regardless of the fuel grade. Road Test: 2018 Buick Enclave.

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GM introduces new light electrification system

Green Cars News

With the debut of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist, arrives a new “light electrification” system. The vehicle increases fuel economy by 25 per cent compared to the four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain and produces fuel economy of 37mpg on the highway and 25mpg in the city. Tags: Global warming Green cars Latest news Buick Buick LaCROSSE Buick LaCrosse with eAssist general motors light electrification system

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Flash Drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The EPA rates fuel economy at 25 mpg city/26 highway/25 combined. Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision. Flash Drive: 2020 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle. In addition, we aim to offer reviews and news on advanced technology and the alternative fuel vehicle market.

Shanghai GM previews new Envision midsize SUV; 2.0L turbo with start/stop

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Shanghai GM previewed the all-new Buick Envision, announcing its Chinese name as “Ang Ke Wei” (???); It includes stop/start technology, for better fuel economy. A new-generation six-speed transmission offers smooth gear shifting while reducing fuel consumption in city driving. The Envision is a completely new model that represents a convergence of Buick’s latest global design philosophy and technologies.

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GM outlines short-term electrification roadmap for China

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Expansion of GM’s electrified vehicle portfolio in China will be led by the Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid ( earlier post ) and Buick LaCrosse Hybrid ( earlier post ) as well as the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) that will be introduced in the market later this year. The LaCrosse Hybrid will be a segment fuel efficiency leader for the Buick brand. It is expected to achieve fuel economy of 4.7L/100 km (50 mpg US).

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LaCrosse Four-Cylinder 2.4L DI Ecotec Offered in 2010 Q1

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Buick will offer its LaCrosse CX model with a new fuel-efficient, direct-injected Ecotec 2.4L Buick sales in November rose 14.8% Buick expects about 25% of customers will opt for 2.4L-equipped models. The 4-cylinder is the third engine choice in the all new 2010 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan. Backed by a six-speed automatic transmission, the new powertrain combination is expected to deliver fuel economy of 30 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.

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BorgWarner supplying solenoid technology for GM global 6-speed FWD transmission program

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Featured in a range of 2015 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles, BorgWarner’s mini direct-acting VFS enables improved fuel economy and shift feel. The improved efficiency and accuracy of BorgWarner’s mini direct-acting VFS result in better fuel economy and shift feel for drivers. BorgWarner is supplying its mini direct-acting variable force solenoid (VFS) for General Motors’ global front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission program (GF6).

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GM’s vehicle electrification roadmap; little focus on conventional hybrids

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As she outlined it: eAssist provides a average 25% fuel economy improvement over a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle. GM estimates it will save a driver of a larger car about $1,850 a year in fuel. The technology is targeted for individuals who want a large sedan with compact car fuel economy, Fletcher said. eAssist is available on the Buick Lacrosse and Regal, as well as the Chevrolet Malibu and 2014 Impala.

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In China, Wuling launches electric minivan, Chevrolet introduces 48V MHEV Monza

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In China, General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. The mild hybrid system extends the engine’s fuel cut-off time when the vehicle is decelerating, further improving fuel economy.

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Chevrolet Volt to be sold in 8 cities in China

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Two of GM’s joint ventures, Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling, are displaying more than 30 vehicles from the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Baojun brands. The Volt’s introduction is part of Shanghai GM’s Drive to Green strategy, which is focused on delivering products that offer higher fuel economy and lower emissions.

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GM China holds electrification workshop in Shanghai; showcases range of 4 electrified vehicles

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In China, GM and its joint ventures currently offer light electrification technology with the Buick LaCrosse eAssist; full hybrid technology with the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid; extended-range electric vehicle technology with the Chevrolet Volt; and battery-electric vehicle technology with the locally produced Sail SPRINGO EV ( earlier post ). The new Buick LaCrosse eAssist model, which will be launched in China next month, is powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 2.4L

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