TodayApril 16, 2022

Chinese Buick Riviera concept at 2008 NAIAS

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.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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