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The First Buick Electric Vehicle Debuts in China

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The Chinese are getting dibs on the first Buick electric vehicle ever, as the car company has made a splash with its Velite 6 wagon, sporting a fresh design, large trunk, and handy features.

Besides its original look on the outside, its cargo space in the back trunk amounts to 16 cubic feet. This number increases to 38.8 cubic feet when the owner folds the seats down.

Other special features include a multimedia system with 10.0-inch display, a panoramic sunroof, climate control, and a collection of electronic driver-assist features.

Measuring about 15.3 feet in length (4.7 millimeters), the Velite 6 EV utilizes the chassis and the rear axle suspension of the Chevy Lacetti.

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It electric motor generates 115 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. This provides drivers a range of 187 miles with a 35kWh battery underneath the floor. After charging it for six hours at a high-power charging station, drivers can expect travel 124 miles in regular driving conditions.

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As a wagon, the Velite 6 packs a small amount of zip, going from 0-31 mph in 4.4 seconds. High speeds max out at 112 mph.

In American currency, the Buick Velite 6 costs $30,000 to 33,000 in the Chinese market before any applied state subsidies.

Buick has stuck to true to its word, previously stating that China is its top priority in 2019. Evidence of this is continuing on its LaCrosse venture with them past 2019. With electric vehicles popular in the market there, we look forward to seeing its sales results.