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NEW Buick Excelle

From China Car Times:
The new Buick Excelle is set to take the Chinese market by storm when its launched, (perhaps in late 2008). The current Excelle already tops best selling compact sedan sales charts in China on a monthly basis, and the newer updated one shown below is set to follow that trend.
The new Excelle is set to come with the usual 1.6, and 1.8 engines that we see from Buick China, no word on the FRV or wagon version yet though!


 

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Old Buick Excelle to be sold as Chevrolet

Old Buick Excelle to be churned out as a Chevy.

The new Buick Excelle was feature on China Car Times a while back, where it met a mixed response from CCT commenters. However, the old Excelle received more than a warm response from Chinese consumers with it selling thousands of vehicles per month and often ending up in the top 10 sales lists. In true GM tradition, it seems from these photos that the old Excelle will not see the end of production, but will rather be shipped over to the Chevrolet China line up.
The Chevrolet ‘Excelle‘ (as we do not yet know its Chevrolet assigned name!) appears to have a slightly modified front and rear, as well as having different alloy wheels to the original Buick Excelle.
Chevrolet has become a ‘bargain bin’ brand for old GM cars of late. The Buick Sail became a Chevrolet Sail before it saw the end of production earlier this year. Previously the Buick Sail was the Opel Corsa C in Europe!
source: China Car Times



 

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This new Excelle looks great and very impressive. The interior is nicely done and finished off beautifully. The exterior is simply gorgeous and I love those tail-lamps. Is there anyword whether the 1.6 and the 1.8 engines will recieive power boost or will they remain unchanged??
 

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Article with pictures about new Buick:
http://www.leftlanenews.com/buick-freshens-up-its-chinese-market-excelle-subcompact.html

Buick’s Chinese division released official images of a refreshed 2009 Excelle subcompact ahead of its debut at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show later this month. The new car takes a page out of the larger Park Avenue's styling book, which is the flagship model in China based on Australia's Holden Statesman. The current Excelle is offered with either a 1.6 or 1.8 liter inline-four and it's expected the two will carry over to the 2009 model.

The car is built on a global platform GM made in conjunction with Daewoo, and has been sold as the Suzuki Forenza in the U.S. and the Chevrolet Optra in Canada, among other countries. It's also the same basic car as the Chevrolet Lacetti Top Gear uses for its 'stars in a reasonably priced car' segment.
 
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