2018 Buick Excelle GT – the compact luxury sedan

If the design of 2018 Buick Excelle GT looks familiar to you, you are not wrong; you saw the version of the popular model made especially for China. That famous version is actually Buick Verano in the US, or Chevrolet Cruise and Opel Astra in Europe, with the similarities among each other and obvious similarities with Excelle in China. Those similarities are mostly in term of design, so outside look is almost the same, while the cabin has the same equipment and powertrain has the same performances. Many people will ask why that is, and the reason is actually very simple. All of these cars are made in the same factory, and that is GM, with sections all over the world, including Singapore, where Excelle has been made.

Exterior

2018 Buick Excelle GT – Image Source: Auto Evolution

As the 2018 Buick Excelle GT has been slightly redesigned, expecting more changing in the future, we could see that this model has some similarities with the current model, but some details which tell that this is actually a new car. Even though the car is made on the same platform, and that is Delta II, on which many GM cars are made, there are changed the front end, much bigger and wider now. Massiveness is provided with new LED front lights, shaped in modern designed frame and wider front grille. The rear end has new taillights and some new curved lines on the rear end. However, we saw it on photos from test driving, although the car was covered during test driving, so many details will be known later.

Interior

2018 Buick Excelle GT Interior – Image Source: Auto Evolution


Although 2018 Buick Excelle GT belongs to famous GM factory, it seems that the cabin of it is not that comfortable and well equipped as on European and US brothers. That means that we should not expect that level of luxury, as well as comfort, while technology is averaged in this class, but it is very approachable and warm car.

Engine

The engine in 2018 Buick Excelle GT should be the same as on the current model, which is 1.5-liter with 113 horsepower, although there should be offered 1.4-liter turbo engine. The first model will have six-speed automatic transmission, but the second one could have seven-speed DCG transmission. As the engine is not changed, all numbers in term of fuel economy and speed are the same.

2018 Buick Excelle GT – Image Source: Auto Evolution

2018 Buick Excelle GT Price

2018 Buick Excelle GT is a model for the average buyer, so every about it is adjusted for that purposes, including the price which starts from $17,500.