Shanghai: Buick Riviera Concept image

Buick has brought the Riviera Concept to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, where the model was unveiled in a premiere.

According to the North American based automaker, the Buick Riviera Concept is previewing the company’s styling direction and the model in question has been developed by Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures. The Buick Riviera has a dynamic and stylish design, with gullwing doors, muscular rear fenders, a raked windscreen, wing-shaped daytime running lights and updated waterfall grille. Some of these tweaks will become the hallmark for all future Buick cars.

“The new Riviera offers a preview of Buick’s future design language. By seamlessly integrating advanced technologies, flexible functions and contemporary aesthetics, the new Riviera heralds the start of a new chapter for the 110-year-old Buick brand”, said the General Motors Shanghai president, Ye Yongming.

GM says that the interior design has floating front seats, aluminum accents, wood trim, infotainment system with 4G LTE connectivity, suede upholstery and more, even if interior pictures haven’t been released. The Buick Riviera Concept is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle which can be charged wireless or through a traditional cable. The model has 10 high-resolution cameras, 18 high-precision sensors, night view assist, adaptive cruise control and more.