The Chevrolet Volt may be getting a facelift in China, under the name Buick. Zachary Benedict reports from TorqueNews in this original story, titled: Chevrolet Volt May Be Becoming New Buick In China, Here is How.

A recent report from the Chinese automotive website Autohome, General Motors is considering rebadging the current Volt models, and selling the Volt as the Buick Velite in China. The report also included photos of the alleged Buick, supposedly from the Chinese Ministry of cars which is an agency that approves or denies new models in China.

Looking at the photos of the supposed Buick Velite, the style is nearly identical to the Chevrolet Volt, aside from a few differences and the obvious differences, the badges. If the powertrain remains unchanged, the Buick Velite would use the 1.5L 4 cylinder engine, and a 18.4 kilowatt-hour battery.

If the name Buick Velite sounds familiar, it should. The name Velite was first used on the 2004 Buick concept that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show back in 2004.