Buick Business Hybrid Concept Vehicle Released in Shanghai
The concept incorporates the next-generation GM Hybrid System that relies on a lithium-ion battery system and improves fuel economy by up to 20 percent, according to figures provided by the manufacturer. Obviously, the system is based on a number of fuel economy improving technologies, such as turning the engine off at idle, offering brief electric-only propulsion, extending fuel cutoff during deceleration and performing intelligent hybrid battery charging.
In addition, the car is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with Spark-ignition Direct Injection mated to 6-speed automatic transmission with hybrid auxiliary pump and front-wheel drive system. The car jumps from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.9 seconds, with maximum speed of 190 km/h (118 mph).
"The Business Concept Vehicle has a grand presence and makes a strong statement when it pulls up to the front of any establishment," said Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design. "The Chinese market and business person have some unique requirements. Our team has responded with an elegant solution to their business and personal needs."
Other feature highlights include 20-inch, 9-spoke forged aluminum wheels with a polished mirror finish and low-profile mirrors, LED headlamps, fog lamps, power sliding doors, large LED display and GM's OnStar technology.
"Developing and launching the Business Concept Vehicle in China underscores the diversity, strength and depth of GM’s global design network," Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design, said. "It also reflects PATAC’s growing role within the GM design family and China’s significance as the world’s largest Buick market."
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