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Buick GL6 Is GM's New Chinese MPV

General Motors has expanded its portfolio of vehicles in China by launching yet another MPV, the Buick GL6.

Fueled by the success of the GL8, which debuted last year, the GL6 is described as "a family-sized vehicle", which "combines the aesthetics of a sedan with the flexibility and functionality of an SUV, and the comfort of an MPV".

On the outside, it looks similar to the Buick GL8, while inside it has a 2+2+2 seating configuration. The manufacturer says that its interior is "flexible", offering "ample headroom and knee room" on the second row, thanks to the 2,796mm (110in) wheelbase, and independent seats with armrests, which are yet another similarity to the GL8.

Additionally, the seats can slide forward and backward by up to 210mm (8.3in), the backrests angle can be adjusted by up to 30 degrees, and the third row is actually suitable for adults, rather than children. Both the second and third row can be folded flat for increased hauling.

According to CarNewsChina, the Buick GL6 is based on the same underpinnings as the Opel Zafira Tourer, a decision taken before GM sold Opel/Vauxhall to PSA. Power is said to come from a 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, rated at 156hp.

Buick has yet to detail each and every trim level, but says that the new GL6 can be had in 21 grades, with prices ranging from RMB 109,900 ($16,675) to RMB 185,900 ($28,205).




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