General Motors has previewed a plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Buick Velite 6 sedan and a full-electric concept SUV called Enspire in advance of this week's Beijing auto show.
An EV version of the Velite 6 "will be introduced in China at a later date," GM said.
The two Velite 6 models 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. GM does not plan to bring the Velite 6 models to the U.S.
The Velite 6 EV, GM says, will use a "new-generation pure electric drive system," while the plug-in hybrid will feature an electronically controlled variable transmission, two AC permanent-magnet synchronous motors with a high-performance lithium ion battery, and a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine especially tuned for hybrid vehicles.