Buick Riviera concept unveiled at the 2008 Detroit auto show.

The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming! If you ever wondered what a Chinese designed car, with all the safety the United States requires, look at the Riviera concept.

This new concept with the old name was designed in Shanghai at General Motor’s design center. It was said that when General Motors went to China, the Chinese said they wanted the Buick, GM tried to talk them into the Cadillac, but they said, no, they wanted the Buick. The Chinese love the Buick and if you’ve been to China you will instantly notice the difference in design between the US version and the Chinese version.

Expect the non-US version to become the global design. It’s too hot not to come to the United States.

Come on home, baby.