According to Chinese website Autohome, Shanghai GM is considering branding the Chevrolet Volt as a Buick model in China, where the brand is more prestigious and sells in higher volume. The above photo reportedly was taken at China’s Ministry of Cars, where it approves new vehicles before they can be sold. As you can see, it’s the Chevrolet Volt we know it in the U.S., but it’s sporting Buick badging up front.
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What’s unclear is whether the Buick Velite would be produced in China or imported from the U.S. In the past, the American automaker tried to sell the imported first-generation Volt in China, but it was priced at around $79,000, making it too expensive to market.
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