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New Buick Excelle GT

By SYF77 on 11 Jun 2010

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This is the new Buick Excelle GT sedan that is set to go on sale in China on 23 June 10. Marketing positioning places it as a high-end mid-size car with very high build, comfort and engine quality. Styled along the lines of the Buick LaCrosse sedan, the Excelle GT is based on the all-new Opel/ Vauxhall Astra platform.

The exterior is characterised by Buick's waterfall front grille, distinctive headlights, porthole vents on the bonnet and eye-catching taillights. The interior shows very strong links with the new Astra and roominess comes courtesy of a 2,685mm wheelbase.

It is the engine compartment where things get interesting. Engine options include the 1.8-litre Eco Smart with 138bhp and 175Nm of torque, and a more powerful 1.6-litre turbo. The latter makes 181 bhp and 235Nm of maximum torque. It puts many engines of larger capacity to shame and I am sure many would like to see this powerplant in some GM models in Singapore. The new Opel Astra and Chevrolet Cruze could be the likely candidates. Letís keep our fingers crossed!

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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