A Passion for All Things Buick
For us here at Anthony Buick GMC
, we have a passion and a deep curiosity for all things Buick
. This should surprise no one. We are inspired by the cars we sell and that makes our jobs that much easier. We also have long memories when it comes to some of the great concept cars the company has introduced over the years. If you remember back, as we do, over a dozen years ago, you will recall a Buick convertible that debuted under the Velite name. The year was 2004 and the concept’s introduction to the world was at the New York auto show where it exemplified the promise of Buick and what the carmaker was capable of. Since then speculation around a new model under the Velite name has been just that, but now that familiar name is back.
A New Crossover
While the aforementioned Velite convertible was never developed into anything beyond an impressive auto show tease, Buick is again using the name — this time for a new four door crossover. The introduction of the new version of the Velite came at the annual auto show held in Guangzhou, China. We weren’t there, of course, but we would have loved to have gotten a glimpse of what Buick now plans to use as the template for its line of alternative energy vehicles which it hopes to produce in the not too distant future.
Great Sales Potential
Crossover SUVs have enormous sales potential, as we know firsthand, so it is hardly an unusual move for Buick to choose to use the Velite name to promote such a vehicle. We must admit, it is a sharp looking beast as well. From the boomerang style of the front LED lights and the striking lines of the body, it looks sporty, luxurious and powerful. How powerful? We don’t have the information on engine and powertrain quite yet, unfortunately. Most likely the Velite crossover sport utility vehicle will be powered by a gasoline electric hybrid engine and a lithium ion battery pack.
Get Your Next Buick at Anthony Auto Group
Interested in learning more about the great Buick and GMC cars
, trucks and vans we have available here at Gurnee Buick and GMC dealer
? We’re ready for you. Stop in today and talk to one of our friendly and helpful salespeople. We are located at 7225 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, IL.