Buick unveils a new GL8 MPV for China

As it's the brand's largest market, a product launch in China is always going to be an important event for Buick. So, the arrival of the 2017 GL8 is certainly newsworthy, even if this multi-purpose vehicle is unlikely to be available anywhere else.

The styling incorporates Buick's latest grille design, while the flanks now feature pronounced swage lines. Overall, the end result isn't too bad, although the side window profile appears to clash unnecessarily with the roofline.

Buick GL8 (2017) Front Side

A wheelbase of 3,088 mm (121.6”) is identical to the previous version's. However, a slightly taller height plus shorter overhangs front and rear have resulted in subtly altered proportions.

Chances are, most customers will be more interested in the interior. This is claimed to offer a premium ambiance and, as before, there are seats for seven people.

For the time being, Buick hasn't released any technical details, but improved powertrains and better ride comfort are promised.

Sales of the 2017 GL8 are due to begin in China later this year.

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