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Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

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Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

Serial machine pretty well mimics the concept Velite 2016. Sizes of conveyor option firm failed, and the show car is totaled in length 4579 mm with a wheelbase of 2695 mm.

Announced a few days ago, the “green” model Buick Velite 6 was presented in Ujane with the concept of electric vehicles Buick Enspire. But if Enspire — the future of the company, Velite 6 — real. During the current year in sale the first version of piatigorski, hybrid system, rechargeable from the mains. And later it will be added to the second variation is a pure electric (the end of the year or in 2019). Outwardly, they differ in the number of hatches on the wings and radiator grille.

Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

Line diode optics you can discern the similarity with other Buicks. The interior of the car during the presentation remained closed.

Under the hood, hybrid works “aspirated” 1.5 and a pair of electric motors connected continuously variable transmission. Apparently, this is a variation of the familiar 2 Voltec system used in the Chevrolet Volt hatch and, therefore, its clone named Buick Velite 5 manufactured by the JV SAIC-GM. The cruising range per charge and the gas station at 6 Velite is 700 km and an average fuel consumption taking into account the overcoming of the way on a single electricity — 1.4 l/100 km.

Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

Unlike the Volt, the battery pack is in the rear overhang. And it is not very large. But this latest development with advanced liquid cooling system, individually controlling the temperature of each module.

Pure electric version of the model will be equipped with new generation technology electric drive Buick eMotion, but the technical characteristics of the developers did not disclose. But both models will benefit from cloud service Buick eConnect, including navigation and updates “over the air”, the output of the Network and forwarding from the Network on the car in a couple of clicks of new music or pre-built route.

Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

In profile, the new model is similar on the hatchback and the station wagon with the highly inclined rear window. Tyre size: 225/45 R18. In the presence of front and rear camera.

Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

As key you can use your smartphone. The possibility of forwarding a virtual key on the phone colleagues, relative or friend. You can restrict its operation to a specific day, week, month. Via the smartphone, owners of vehicles will receive information about her condition and recommendations for maintenance.

Traction battery for the model Velite 6 and its future kin will supply the center SAIC-GM Power Battery Development Center in Shanghai, officially launched concurrent with the presentation of the car. And this is important, because buyers kinsman named Velite 5 does not receive government subsidy for “green” model for imported traction battery “five”. The newcomer Velite 6 won’t be a problem. The company expects hatch will be very competitive against the background of recent Chinese models in this class. However, the price has not yet named. For orientation, Velite 5 is 265 800 yuan (2.6 million).

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Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

Hatchback Buick Velite 6 promised to be a profitable purchase

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