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Patent filing shows U.S. 2012 Buick Excelle compact sedan

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on May 4th, 2010 at 4:29PM

What you see here is probably the next new product to join the Buick lineup after the Regal sedan. These design patent drawings depict a compact sedan based on the same Delta global platform as the Chevrolet Cruze and Opel Astra. The five-door hatchback version of this car is already available in China badged as the Buick Excelle. Speaking with Buick advertising and sales manager Craig Bierley during our recent trip to China, we learned that the Excelle name won't be coming to North America next year when this car launches. Bierley wasn't ready to reveal the U.S. badge (assuming it's... Read More

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