General Motors has announced that it will launch its next generation Buick GL8 van in China on November 28. While minivans on this side of the globe are relegated to ferrying screaming broods from school to soccer practice, Buick is marketing the GL8 directly toward business people as a more spacious, comfortable alternative to executive limousines. Fittingly enough, the Buick marketing department has decided to call the van an "executive wagon." Play time is officially over.
Under the hood, buyers can expect to find one of two engine options. The GL8 will be available with either a 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine or a more powerful 3.0-liter V6, though both will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
What say you? Would Buick be wise to offer a minivan in the U.S. again like the GL8, or is it still too soon since the Terraza?
Hit the jump for a look at GM's brief press release.
[Source: General Motors]
SHANGHAI -- Shanghai GM recently announced that its new-generation Buick GL8 will officially be launched on Nov. 28. The newest member of the popular GL8 family is tailor-made for business users. It offers improvements in design, power, control and technology. It will create a new era for locally made executive wagons.
The new-generation Buick GL8 will come with a choice of a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine or 3.0-liter V-6 SIDI engine, as well as a six-speed automatic-manual transmission, OnStar and Buick's Quiet Tuning system.