The first vehicle announced under General Motors' ambitious effort to introduce at least 20 electric or fuel cell vehicles by 2023 will be the Buick Velite 6 for China.
The company on Tuesday, ahead of the Beijing auto show, introduced a plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Velite 6 sedan alongside an full-electric concept SUV called Enspire, which features a range of 370 miles or more.
An EV version of the Buick Velite 6 "will be introduced in China at a later date," according to GM. The Velite 6 is the first in GM's onslaught of new electrified vehicles, with a substantial amount of them to be introduced for China over the next five years.
GM does not plan to bring the two new Velite models to the United States, according to a Buick spokesman.
The two Velite 6 models, according to GM, feature a new platform designed with GM's Chinese joint-venture partner, SAIC Corp. They are based on the Velite Concept unveiled in November 2016.