Buick Velite 5 & Ford Mondeo Energi PHEV Debut In Shanghai – Photos & Videos
Two of the most popular plug-in hybrids in the U.S. (in 2016) – the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi made their debuts at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show…under slightly different names and shells.
General Motors has decided to introduce the Chevrolet Volt in China as the Buick Velite 5, while Ford only slightly renamed the Fusion Energi to Mondeo Energi (the Mondeo name is also used in Europe, where plug-in version isn’t currently offered).
For Buick, it’s the first plug-in model after nearly 20 years, and 8 million cars sold in China.
On the technical side, both cars are identical to North American cousins.
Production of Buick Velite 5 and Ford Fusion Energi is localized in China.