Buick GL8

The Buick GL8 is a van that is manufactured by General Motors for Buick in China.

Model generations

GL8 (2000-2005)

He was released early in 2000 and corresponds to the Pontiac Montana, Chevrolet Venture, Oldsmobile Silhouette and the Opel Sintra and Vauxhall Sintra.

It is often thought by the Terraza was Buick's first van, because the GL8 was sold exclusively in China.

In October 2001, the first series of Buick GL10 (10 -seater version of the first GL8 ) to the Philippines was delivered.

GL8 (since 2005)

Buick GL8 "First Land"

The end of 2005, the car was extensively reworked and got a more modern look. This made ​​sure that it clearly settled out of its sister models, such as available Buick Terraza, the Chevrolet Uplander, the Pontiac Montana and Saturn Relay.

The model with the standard wheelbase was simply called GL8, while the version was sold long wheelbase GL8 First country. There were four trim levels: CT1, CT2, LT and GT (only in the ridge country). Since the launch of the second generation 2011 model year of the car is available only with long wheelbase. In the 2013 model year is only a model with something more modern 4- cylinder engine in the equipment lines CT and LT available.

GL8 (since 2010)

Buick GL8

The second generation of the GL8 was introduced in late 2010, the first generation with the 2.4 - liter engine for the time being continue to be available at a significantly lower price.

The Buick GL8, the 2011 model draws on the design of the current Buick and Opel models, in particular the step in the rear door of the Opel Meriva is also found in GL8 as a striking feature again.


2001 Buick GL8 or Buick XEA1 Phoenix was developed in collaboration between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation de (SAIC ). This vehicle is a hybrid vehicle, which uses a 35 kW fuel cell for high-pressure hydrogen as a power source. The GM Phoenix was officially unveiled in Pan Asia Automotive Technology Center in Shanghai, China, in 2001.