Buick announced that it will introduce its first electric SUV, the VELITE 7, in China this year. Developed on GM’s global electric vehicle platform, the VELITE 7 compact SUV will offer an electric range of up to 500 kilometres under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a full charge.
The VELITE 7 has a distinct sporty-looking exterior. It also features outstanding spaciousness, customer-focused connectivity and advanced driver assistance technologies that are designed to deliver a delightful and convenient ownership experience.
“Buick is strengthening its EV lineup with an all-new entry for today’s consumers, giving them the functionality of an SUV and the confidence to go farther with an impressive 500 kilometres of range,” said Molly Peck, Executive Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM. “We topped it off with a suite of leading technologies to meet the needs of progressive and eco-minded Chinese drivers.”
Leveraging GM’s unmatched global EV expertise, the VELITE 7’s electric propulsion system is powered by a new modular high-performance lithium-ion battery that has higher energy density through improved cell chemistry and an optimised design. Its battery pack has an advanced structural design and a liquid-cooling battery thermal management system that meet GM’s global standards for safety and reliability.
Buick has been a pioneering global brand in introducing electrified vehicles in China. The family includes the VELITE 5 extended-range electric vehicle, and VELITE 6 and VELITE 6 Plus electric vehicles. Additional information about the VELITE 7 will be shared closer to its launch.