GM company has been revealed a new all-electric SUV called 2021 Buick Velite 7. This model will be exclusively developed for the Chinese market and is based on the same BEV2 platform that underpins Chevrolet Bolt EV.
According to the latest reports, the new Buick Velite 7 should use the same system and mechanics as Bolt EV. Generally, this model features an electric motor up front and a 66-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. Thanks to this system, Bolt EV can travel 259 miles of range. However, from what we heard, the new Velite 7 with the same battery should provide 311 miles. Alongside Buick Velite 7, the manufacturer will also introduce a smaller Velite 6 plug-in hybrid wagon.
2021 Buick Velite 7 Is Made on the BEV2 Platform
Aesthetically, the upcoming 2021 Buick Velite 7 EV features a modern design. Generally, compared to the rest of the brand’s portfolio, Velite 7 is boosted with plenty of unique elements. As we mentioned, the new SUV is sitting on the same BEV2 platform, like the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
Looking at this model, we noticed that it’s wearing an iconic Buick winged grille and a beautiful LED headlights. Moreover, the Buick also added air-guiding curtains placed on both sides of the front bumper. Thanks to that, it reduces wind resistance and prevents air turbulence on the front wheels. On top of that, the rear end completes this attractive look with LED taillights that are using the same front lighting scheme.
Cabin Is the Best in Class
Inside, the all-new 2021 Buick Velite 7 adopts a very comfortable and spacious cabin. Thanks to a 105.3-inch wheelbase, this electric crossover has enough space for five occupants. With the seatbacks folded down, this class-leading SUV increases cargo space from 363 to 1,331 litres.
Stepping inside, we first noticed that the driver-oriented dashboard hosts an eight-inch digital instrument panel and a ten-inch multimedia display. This system is unique and is exclusively made for this SUV, which makes it very special. Overall, the design inside is fantastic and the manufacturer used highly comfortable seats.
2021 Buick Velite 7 Powertrain Specs
The all-new 2021 Buick Velite 7 is the SUV that will use the same system as the Chevy Bolt EV. This also includes a similar mechanical setup. As we mentioned, the Buick Velite 7 uses the same BEV2 platform as the Bolt EV. Thanks to that, this SUV accommodates a 66-kWh front electric motor. Interestingly, from many speculations, this battery could provide around 311 miles of driving range, which is better than Bolt EV`s 264 miles.
Moreover, we are still waiting for Buick to release official specs. The Bolt EV uses a single electric motor that can produce 175 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.
Release Date and Price
According to many gossips, the new 2021 Buick Velite 7 will surely arrive later this year as 2021MY. As we said at the beginning, this model will be exclusively made for the China market. So, it won’t reach American soil, at least in the first year of production. As for the pricing, we are waiting for the manufacturer to release more details.