Buick Excelle Is China's Best Selling Car

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
buick excelle is china s best selling car

The Buick Excelle is China’s top selling car in 2011, moving 254,000 units? Buick sold roughly 178,000 vehicles in the USA by contrast.

Coming in second was the VW Lavida, while the Chevrolet Cruze was third. GM and VW comprised 7 of the top 10 spots.

The Wuling Sunshine, a commercial van, technically outsold the Excelle, with 731,000 units sold, but doesn’t count as a passenger car in the same way that a Ford F-Series is classified separately.

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  • Trend-Shifter Trend-Shifter on Jan 26, 2012

    Buick being targeted as an affordable "near luxury" car in China will be a winning strategy as middle managers continue to get substantial pay raises while lowering their expectations to own real estate in key coastal cities. The timing for these new models (platforms)in China was very important. If GM Buick did not get rid of the old Excelle platform it would have dragged the brand down. (I know, one of my managers in China has a previous generation Excelle and the interior is falling apart. I even brought in some 3M adhesive to fix all the door seals!) I really like the new Buick Excelle hatch. I have seen a few in Shanghai. They should sell very well. I think it would also be a winner here in the states! Picture: http://www.auto-power-girl.com/pics/photo-gallery/buick_excelle_xt_chinese_version-53693

  • Philadlj Philadlj on Jan 26, 2012

    Not to nitpick but...GAHH! The photo is out of proportion! Looks like you've got a 1600x1067 image squeezed into a square shape. If the source image were scaled down to the desired width (450x300), the page will load faster. The Excelle/Verano is tall enough! - Your Friendly Truth About Web Design Team

    • Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler on Jan 26, 2012

      I was forced to do the article and photo re-size on my iPad due to laptop-related technical difficulties. A testament to my dedication to TTAC and the B&B.

  • Bertel Schmitt Bertel Schmitt on Jan 26, 2012

    Note: Please DO NOT cut whole articles out of other websites and paste them here. I had to remove one. A repeat will trigger a ban without further warning.

  • Millmech Millmech on Jan 26, 2012

    Is that what it is? That thing just looks WRONG. I thought it was some strange Chinese proportion, but it's really Yurpeen?

    • Steven02 Steven02 on Jan 26, 2012

      See the post a couple up talking about how bad the image is shaped into the page. It has much better proportions than the picture shows.