BUICK gL6

 

The GL6 to be sold below the successful GL8, is not related to the Opel Zafira, as sometimes suggested, but based on the PATAC K platform, this time with independent four-link rear suspension.  Over 36,000 were sold in its first full year, and 26,000 in 2019.  It was advertised to attract the old Lacetti-based Excelle owners.

The GL6 is a three-row 6-seater; a 5-seater was added in October 2018 but withdrawn in mid-2020.  In November 2020, the 48V mild hybrid system was added to the engine, while the eConnect interconnection technology, which now became also available in the entry level model, was upgraded to 3.0 level, to be recognized in the last digit of the new 323T badges, with the 2 rather casually standing for the 6-speed automatic transmission and the first 3 representing the engine torque output being under 250 Nm.

platform:

PATAC-K

Buick GL6

rear suspension:

4-link independent, coil springs

1435

kg

SGM/SAIC

SGM/SAIC

MPV

3 cyl.

3 cyl.

wheelbase (cm):

279.6

DOHC

DOHC

length from (cm):

469.2

1349

1349

cc:

width (cm):

179.5

dual inj.

dual inj.

seating:

2-2-2

turbo

turbo

18.10 - 2020:

2-3

mild hybrid

market:

China

17.10-20.

20.11-

18T

323T

6A

6A

115

115+8

kW

156

156+11

hp

6.6

6.1

l/100 km

 

For recent specifications on Buick cars built in China, see:
On a Global Mission: The Automobiles of General Motors International                                                         

 

Far East Auto Literature

19 November, 2020