Even though GMC has been aiming for the upper market segment in the recent years, it is still generally accepted to consider Cadillac and Buick as General motors true premium brands. Truth be told the latter is now much more active on the Chinese market, but now and then homeland buyers also get to be introduced to the new models. Today, we will cover the 2021 model arrivals by these Detroit’s natives with detailed info on the improved technical data, price changes and brief interior/exterior walkarounds.
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#1 2022 Cadillac Lyriq
GM can no longer resist electrification, and we can expect their first luxury EV to be released under the Cadillac brand by 2023. Named Lyriq, the crossover was announced to get both single-motor rear wheel drive and performance oriented dual motor all-wheel drive variants offering around 300 miles of driving range.
#2 2021 Buick GL8 Avenir
The GL8 family has been defining the Chinese MVP market over the last 22 years, and currently it is the oldest nameplate in Buick’s Chinese portfolio. This spring, Shanghai GM launched a facelifted Avenir version of the model, that is tasked with raising its luxury level higher.
#3 2021 Cadillac Escalade
The new Escalade remains true to its yacht on wheels nature, plus improves on the technological side showcasing all of the latest GM innovations.
#4 2021 Buick Velite 6 PHEV & 2021 Buick Velite 7
Buick is the most electrified GM brand in China. Their offerings include Velite 5 PHEv related to the Chevy Volt, Velite 6 and 6 Plus battery electric vehicles.
#5 2021 Cadillac XT6
While many manufacturers prefer to pretend that 2020 never happened and simply re-release 2020 newcomers as 2021 models, Caddy decided to enhance their all-new XT6 crossover instead. Previously offered only in Premium Luxury and Sport trims, the SUV now adds a new, entry level modification, dubbed Luxury.
#6 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing
Cadillac has been teasing their razor sharp track-oriented sedans with Blackwing monikers for quite some time now. Both Blackwings, however, have been postponed for the later 2021 release.
#7 2021 Buick Enclave
Initially expected to receive a proper refresh for the upcoming model year, the 2021 Buick Enclave is not going to be much different from the previous 2nd generation models, since the company decided to postpone the announced changes for 2022.
#8 2021 Buick Regal GS
The 2020 Regal is the last sportback sedan from Buick you could buy in US, as the entire range has been canceled due to the known reasons. However, the situation is completely different in China where Buick has recently unveiled the refreshed sedan family, including the 2021 Buick Regal GS.