GM Buick Riviera Concept Coupé 2007
The Buick Riviera is a new concept introduced at 2007 Shangai Motor Show by General Motors and its Chinese Partner SAIC ( Shangai Automotive Industry Corporation). The gullwing doors Riviera Concept Coupe was developed with global design input by the Pan Asian Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a design and engineering joint venture between General Motors and Shangai Automotive Industry Corporation.
The Riviera has been engineered to accommodate a new hybrid system that will go into production at Shangai GM, a GM's joint venture with SAIC, in 2008.
The Riviera also marks the return of a renowned Buick nameplate after eight years hiatus, having sold more than 1,1 million units in the United States between 1963 and 1999.
The Buick Riviera Concept 2007 has carbon fibre body panels, a combination of positive and negative curves, strong front and rear identities and gullwing doors.
The design of the Buick Riviera Concept 2007 is drawn from diverse inspiration including classic Buicks, ancient Chinese artifacts and modern electronic icons. The Riviera interior with "earth and water" tones and design is intended to represent a "sanctuary" for the driver and passengers.
Specifications: 2+2 coupe with carbon fibre panels
Dimensions: Wheelbase 287 cm, Length 471 cm, Width 194 cm, Height 142 cm, Wheels 21 inches.
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