When spy photos of what appeared to be Chevrolet Bolt EV with some accessory front- and rear-end updates broadcast aftermost week, Autoblog estimated that GM was alive on some array of Bolt-based agent — potentially a crossover — to be awash in China as a Buick.
We may aloof accept acceptance for that theory. On Thursday, Motor1.com spotted a adventure appear beforehand this anniversary on the Chinese armpit Auto Home which claims that GM has activated to advertise an all-electric SUV beneath the Velite 7 nameplate in China.
There’s little appropriate the Velite 7’s exoteric from the Bolt EV’s, afar from bumpers, badges, and a little added arena clearance. Up front, the bowtie is replaced by a annular Buick badge, and the bonanza picks up an about Prius-like actualization acknowledgment to allegory vertical elements and a attenuate grille bleeding into the arch lights to accord it a full-width appearance.
If the Chinese address is accurate, there is one cogent aberration beneath the skin. Per the application, the Buick crossover alternative is to be powered by a 174-horsepower electric powertrain. That’s bottomward 26 application from the Bolt EV’s powertrain, and we can’t advice but anticipate that a aerial Buick alternative ability aloof charge every pony it can get.
The needs of the Chinese bazaar are unique, and we’re assertive GM knows what it’s accomplishing if these abstracts are accurate. We accept no acumen to accept Buick affairs to advertise the Velite 7 EV actuality in the States, admitting we apprehend an adapted Chevy Bolt eventually, and we wouldn’t be afraid if Buick brings article forth anon to ample the abandoned larboard by the abandonment of the Regal auto and its variants.
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