Buick GL8 MPV: the Luxury Edition

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The Buick GL8 is a minivan or MPV built by the joint venture of SAIC and GM (Shanghai-GM). It was the second model, after the Buick Century, to be produced by Shanghai-GM, rolling off the line on December 17, 1999. Since its release in May 2001, it has remained a best seller; in the first decade of this century, a total of 1.75 million MPVs were sold in China, and one in every six of them was a GL8 (317,546 sales). Starting in October 2001, Shanghai-GM shipped a modified version of the GL8, the GL8, to the Philippines.

In November 2010, Shanghai-GM introduced the re-vamped GL8, which were sold alongside, rather than replaced, the first generation.

In April 2014, SAIC-Datong released a re-badged first-gen GL8, called Maxus G10.

In 2014, 80,476 sales were recorded.

2014 Buick GL8 Mini Van: the luxury business edition 2.4 CT 2.4 LT 3.0 GT 3.0 XT
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 289,900 329,900 369,900 399,900
Date of Market Launch
April 12, 2014
Powertrain
Engine
Petrol 2.4L (2384cc) SIDI
Petrol 3.0L (2997cc) V6 SIDI
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
137/6200
190/6800
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
240/4800
290/5200
Transmission
6AT
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts
Suspension Rear
Torsion beam
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
17-inch vented disc/ 16-inch solid disc
Top Speed (km/h)
180
192
0-100km/h Time (seconds)
13.1
10.9
Steering
HPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
10
11.1
Fuel Consumption at 90km/h (L/100km)
7.3
7.9
Tank Capacity (L)
77
Emission Level
Euro V
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
5266
Overall Width (mm)
1878
Overall Height (mm)
1772
1800 (with shark fin antenna)
Wheelbase (mm)
3088
Ground Clearance (mm)
143
Track (front/rear, mm)
1593/1603
Curb Weight (kg)
1860
1930
Seating Capacity
7
Number of Doors
5
Cargo Volume (L)
  2.4 CT 2.4 LT 3.0 GT 3.0 XT
Exterior  
Tires
225/60R17
Alloy Wheels S S S S
Automatic Headlights S S S S
Automatic, Auto-leveling Bi-Xenon Headlights with Washers N S S S
Front and Rear Fog Lamps
S S S S
LED Turning Light, LED Taillights S S S S
Foldable Power Exterior Mirrors with LED Turning Light S S S S
Heated Exterior Mirrors N S S S
Power Folding Exterior Mirrors N N S S
One-touch Power Rear Door N N S S
Anti-pinch Right Sliding Door N N S S
One-touch Anti-pinch Power Sunroof S S S S
Dual-panel Panoramic Sunroof N S S S
Interior  
One-touch Start, Engine Remote Start S S S S
Cruise Control N S S S
Ice Blue Ambient Light S S S S
Rear Window Defroster S S S S
One-touch Anti-pinch Power Windows S S S S
Electronic Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror N N N S
Power Door Locks S S S S
Steering Wheel Multi Controls N S S S
Leather Steering Wheel N S S S
Leather Seats N S S S
8-way Power-adj. Driver’s Seat N N S S
Co-driver’s Power Seat N N N S
2-way Power-adj. Driver’s Seat S S N N
Front-row Lumbar Support S S S S
Heated Front Seats N N S S
Vented Front Seats N N N S
Heated Second-row Seats N N S S
Vented Second-row Seats N N N S
Number of Speakers 6 6 6 10
Radio/CD Player/MP3 S S S S
7-inch Touch Screen, 16G Hard-drive Infotainment System N S S S
Second-row 10.2-inch Color Screen, 10-speaker Bose Audio System N N N S
Speed-sensing Audio Control S S S S
Dual-zone Climate Control S S S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S S
Dual Front Side Airbags S S S S
Side Curtain Airbags N N N S
ABS+EBD, TCS, ESP S S S S
Front-row Seatbelt Pretensioners S S S S
Speed-sensing Door Locks S S S S
Electronic Anti-theft System S S S S
Remote Key S S S S
Rear Parking Sensors S S S S
Rearview Camera N N S S
OnStar System N S S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available

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