Buick Excelle GT sedan revealed in China, prepares for US debut in 2011 | Rpmgo.com

General Motors and its Chinese partner, SAIC, have officially revealed the new Buick Excelle GT sedan, under their joint venture company, Shanghai GM.

We were already treated to a few spy photos before the Beijing Motor Show, but this time these are the actual press photos. The Excelle GT sedan sits on the same platform as the Chevrolet Cruze or the Opel/Vauxhall Astra.

It previews not only the future sedan version of the Astra, but also the small compact sedan GM is preparing for the US market. We’ve already seen patent sketches of that model, and notwithstanding a few design touches, it’s the spitting image of the Chinese Excelle GT sedan.

The model will be launched with two engines, a 145 HP 1.8-liter naturally aspirated unit and a 181 HP 1.6-liter turbocharged one.

Expect the US version to appear next year, but with another name, instead of the Excelle GT.

Source: Buick

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