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Buick's redesigned GL8 joins Avenir luxury subbrand
Automotive News China | 2016/11/1

The redesigned Buick GL8 MPV goes on sale in China this week as the Avenir GL8, the first model introduced for Buick's new premium subbrand.

The seven-seat Avenir GL8 has undergone multiple enhancements in styling, powertrain, features and technology. 

While its wheelbase remains unchanged at 3,088 mm, the vehicle has shorter front and rear overhangs and an increased height, GM said. Additional details have not been released.

The Buick GL8 arrived in China in 2000. Last year, 76,607 GL8s were sold in the country. 

Buick is the third-largest car brand in China and the country is Buick's biggest market globally. In 2015, Buick's China deliveries topped 989,000 cars and light trucks.

Buick sales in China remain strong. In September, Buick deliveries rose 23 percent to 108,325 vehicles. GM did not disclose Buick's results for the first nine months of the year.

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