SUVs overtook minivans because the people-mover of alternative a very long time in the past, however there are nonetheless loads of posh minivan choices on the market. Sadly, not all of them can be found on our shores. This Buick minivan might give high-end variations of the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica a run for his or her cash if it have been provided in the USA, although.
Buick calls its refreshed GL6 a multi-purpose car, a extra palatable time period for minivan. No matter you wish to name it, this Buick options loads of tech goodies. It comes with two linked widescreen shows—sort of like what Mercedes presents in its luxurious autos. The Buick’s instrument cluster is totally digital, whereas the touchscreen infotainment system presents a break up show setup so you may deal with capabilities similar to media and navigation on the identical time. Over-the-air updates make sure the infotainment system stays updated. The GL6 additionally permits enhanced voice recognition and cloud-based knowledge sharing.
Together with its good screens, Buick’s minivan boasts chrome trim and soft seats. A panoramic sunroof comes customary, complementing rear privateness glass. A surround-sound audio system can also be on faucet. Buick notes the six-seater has greater than 40 storage cubbies all through the cabin, too.
Some minivans are getting severe about gasoline-electric hybrid know-how, with Chrysler providing the Pacifica with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and Toyota solely promoting the Sienna as a hybrid. However the GL6 takes a center method with its “mild-hybrid” tech. A turbocharged 1.3-liter engine works with a 48-volt electrical system to restrict pointless gas consumption.
The 2021 Buick GL6 goes on sale in China later this month. Alas, we do not anticipate to see it attain our shores anytime quickly.