Buick Confirms 2010 Crossover, Hybrid Version in 2011
Fuel efficiency will be one of the key aspects of the new Buick, with ratings going around 30 mpg or more on the highway. Nevertheless, final fuel consumption figures and full specifications will be announced later.
The new Buick Crossover will get a hybrid version in 2011 and will rely on a modified version of GM's 2-Mode hybrid system powered by lithium-ion batteries. The battery back will have an estimated recharging time of four to five hours, according to early figures.
"LG Chem - the supplier of our battery cells for the Volt - has also been selected to supply the lithium-ion cells for the new Buick plug-in hybrid, and its Troy, Mich.-based subsidiary Compact Power will supply the pack," Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman of product development, said.