Buick Business Concept

Buick Business Concept

Buick Business Concept

The Buick Business Concept, a new concept vehicle designed to showcase Buick’s future vision of “business class on the road,” made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2009.

The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was developed in China by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a design and engineering joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), with global design input.

The Buick Business Concept Vehicle captures the essence of the Buick form language in a thoroughly elegant and expressive design, with its taut surfaces, double sweep spear belt line, strong front and rear identities and dynamic presence.

“The Buick Business Concept Vehicle has a grand presence and makes a strong statement when it pulls up to the front of any establishment,” said Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design. “The Chinese market and business person have some unique requirements. Our team has responded with an elegant solution to their business and personal needs.”

Classic Influences in Modern Design

According to Cao Min, PATAC Concept Car Chief Designer, the design team set out to create a modern global design for Buick, yet include a subtle Chinese essence and influence. To achieve this balance, they sought to draw from their heritage outside the automotive industry – from classic shapes torts and ancient relics.// //

The Buick Business Concept Vehicle’s dynamic exterior surfaces and “yin and yang” interior tones are drawn from diverse inspirations including the 2008 Buick Riviera concept car, Chinese artifacts and modern electronic icons. The vehicle, inside and out, communicates an orderly elegance that transcends cultural boundaries and conveys the tranquility and power of Buick.

Exterior Design – A Sense of Presence and Buick Essence

To establish their design direction, PATAC designers took the global Buick design vocabulary of sculpturally beautiful and dynamic forms established by the Riviera concept car and successfully extended it to a tall, one-box architecture.

The Buick Business Concept Vehicle develops the Buick form language further and incorporates elements of Chinese culture and artistic influences into the details. It takes the Buick design treatment to a new level of sophisticated boldness.

The famous Buick waterfall grille takes on a bolder treatment. Intricate detailing gives it an even more prominent look. The backlit Buick tri-shield logo leads into the distinctive mid-hood crease prevalent in classic Buicks and consistent across the new Buick line today.

The prominent LED headlamps show influences of popular Chinese liuli glass through three-dimensional transparent and multifaceted surfaces. Liuli is a Chinese crystal sculpture art form that incorporates cultural and modern references. It has become a popular symbol of modern Chinese prosperity.

The elongated, jewel-like headlamps are connected to the body shoulder line through a strong chrome accent that flows the length of the vehicle from the hood to the body sides, accentuating a strong double sweep spear design until it finally comes to rest wrapped around the taillights. This is the most distinctive design element of the Buick Business Concept Vehicle, as it offers a modern approach to the classic Buick double sweep spear. Familiar Buick portholes are gracefully integrated into the chrome strip extending from the headlamps.

This distinctive double sweep spear shape not only provides expressive dynamism to the vehicle profile, it is also functionally important. It defines the window line from the body sides and incorporates the rail guides for the power sliding doors. Additionally, it lowers the rear passenger sightline and adds significant shoulder room to the rear compartment.

“This vehicle was inspired by the grace and gesture of great Buicks. PATAC designers have cleverly incorporated other design cues from traditional Chinese art, such as applying a huiwen motif on the turn signals and fog lamps,” Cao Min said.

The Zitan Purple exterior color was chosen to elicit the right level of attention and respect. The color is found in rare zitan wood used for sculptures and fine Chinese furniture. This deep burnt-purple color perfectly highlights the concept’s grandeur.

Power sliding doors with no B-pillar were selected for their ability to showcase an expansive view of the interior and ease of entrance and egress.

The Buick Business Concept Vehicle sits on 20-inch, 9-spoke forged aluminum wheels, with a polished mirror finish, and low-profile tires. The outside mirrors incorporate turn signals with the huiwen motif.

Interior Design – Functionality and Soothing Serenity

Serenity and advanced functionality come to mind when entering the vehicle. The use of deep burgundy suede and subtle creams, representing earth and wood themes, are conveyed through high-quality leather bucket seats, plush vehicle carpet and a luxurious padded steering wheel. Completing the tranquil feel is a roof comprised of two full-length sunroofs that offer a celestial connection for occupants.

“Through deep burgundy suede carpet, high-quality leather interior decoration with liuli and soft, ice blue ambient lighting, we wanted to create a mobile VIP lounge for passengers,” Cao Min said.

Interior trim and features befitting Buick prestige abound such as a power central console with a deployable tablet for writing or to hold a laptop computer. The console can be moved up and down the two rows of rear seats. The second row of power captain’s chairs slide on hidden rails and swivel 225 degrees, enabling them to be adjusted to an infinite combination of orientations. Traditional huiwen patterns are embroidered onto the seats and seat backs, bringing harmony to the entire design theme.

The three-dimensional instrument cluster reaches across the entire width of the front panel and features a multi-layer information display. The instrument cluster design reflects the liuli art influence but is utterly modern in design. It is complemented by a central console with touch pad controls on either side of a cylinder-shaped roller mouse. A large LED display crowns the central console. Once again, the huiwen motif shows up as details on the wings of the instrument panel.

The OnStar security telematics feature is easily accessible on the rearview mirror, with three prominently yet tastefully displayed call buttons.

“The design of the vehicle inherits Buick’s vision for business class on the road, creating a sense that space means possibility,” Cao Min said.

Next-Generation GM Hybrid System

PATAC designed the Buick Business Concept Vehicle to accommodate the next-generation GM Hybrid System, which will be introduced in China in the near future.

The next-generation GM Hybrid System will build upon the successful belt-alternator-starter hybrid technology currently available in the Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid. An advanced lithium-ion battery will help make the next-generation GM Hybrid System more powerful than the current system, improving fuel economy of vehicles with this system by up to 20 percent, depending on engine and vehicle application.

The next-generation GM Hybrid System helps optimize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions by:

  • Turning the engine off at idle
  • Offering brief electric-only propulsion
  • Using a more powerful electric motor to enhance engine efficiency
  • Extending fuel cutoff during deceleration
  • Extending regenerative braking to recapture more energy
  • Performing intelligent hybrid battery charging

“Developing and launching the Buick Business Concept Vehicle in China underscores the diversity, strength and depth of GM’s global design network,” Welburn said. “It also reflects PATAC’s growing role within the GM design family and China’s significance as the world’s largest Buick market.”

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Buick LaCrosse

Buick Lacrosse 2010

Buick Lacrosse 2010

Redesigned from the ground up, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan makes its world debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 12, 2009. The Buick LaCrosse offers all wheel drive, a suite of advanced intelligent personal technologies and safety features, and a choice of two fuel-saving V-6 engines.

“The new Buick LaCrosse was created with great attention to detail, craftsmanship and advanced technology,” said Susan Docherty, Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president. “It builds on the success of Enclave as the next step in Buick’s revitalization. And, as with Enclave, our goal is to attract a whole new buyer to our dealerships for LaCrosse.”

Sculpted design

Buick’s long heritage of leading designs, such as the Y-Job Concept, the Roadmaster and the Riviera, helped define American automobile design through the years, according to Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design. Today, Buick design is a product of a global team and resources. Creative collaboration between designers in the United States and China, in partnership with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) as well as chassis and body engineers in Europe, resulted in the first General Motors vehicle to be created on three continents.

“The new Buick LaCrosse is intended to represent modern elegance,” said Welburn. “Throughout the design, you experience a balance of contrasts. Both the interior and exterior have been designed with harmony in mind. The exterior balances taut, sculpted lines with sensuous accents and surfaces. Inside, smoked chrome accents, warm wood, first-class leather and materials combine with cool blue ambient lighting to create an inviting environment.”

The exterior design is faithful to the Buick Invicta Concept introduced at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show.

“It is instantly recognizable as a Buick, with its signature ‘sweep spear’ body-side styling, portholes inside the character line on the hood, and waterfall grille,” added Welburn.

Luxurious interior experience

Inside, the two-tone interior is defined by a flowing, uninterrupted design theme that wraps around the instrument and door panels. Attention to detail is evident throughout the interior, including the analog instrument cluster, chrome offset by dark wood accents, and the contrasting thread and French stitching on the instrument panel.

Buick’s signature QuietTuning – an engineering process to reduce, block and absorb interior noise – provides a distraction-free passenger environment.

An unexpected, inviting touch is the cool blue ambient lighting throughout the cabin from the center console, instrument panel and door panels.

Intelligent personal technologies

The contemporary atmosphere of the cabin includes the digital connectivity and personal technology offered in the new Buick LaCrosse. That includes features such as in-dash navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and a USB port. For rear-seat passengers, a power rear-window sunshade and a DVD entertainment system, with two display screens integrated into the seatbacks, is available.

LaCrosse’s intelligent technologies also work to deliver a 360-degree field of vision behind the steering wheel, for a greater feeling of comfort, security and safety. It starts with the available head-up display in the windshield, allowing the driver to monitor speed while keeping his or her eyes on the road. At night, the available adaptive lighting package can direct the high-intensity discharge headlight beams up to 15 degrees for enhanced illumination of the road and its curves.

Buick LaCrosse offers Side Blind Zone alert that notifies the driver if a vehicle in adjacent lanes is traveling in the driver’s blind spot. The LaCrosse is also available with a rear view camera, with the display integrated into the navigation system screen.

The technology available on Buick LaCrosse enhances a suite of standard safety features that is designed to meet the criteria for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 20 Star Safety Rating. Highlights include front-, side- and roof-mounted head-curtain air bags, StabiliTrak stability- and traction-control system. The safety and security of OnStar is also included for the first year of ownership.

Responsive performance

Buick LaCrosse’s stiff body structure serves as the foundation for precise suspension tuning, safety and a quiet ride. Buyers can choose from a family of efficient, direct-injection six-cylinder engines and a fuel-conserving six-speed automatic transmission with tap-up/tap-down control.

The direct injection engines in the Buick LaCrosse create more power with less fuel and reduce vehicle emissions through greater combustion control – particularly cold-start emissions that are reduced by up to 25 percent.

The 2010 LaCrosse will be offered in three models – CX, CXL and CXS:

* CX – equipped with a new 3.0L direct injection V-6, premium cloth seats and 17-inch wheels. The 3.0L engine generates an estimated 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 211 lb.-ft. of torque (286 Nm) and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
* CXL – also equipped with the new 3.0L direct injection V-6, adds leather-appointed heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, outside rearview mirror with LED turn indicators and puddle lamps, and 18-inch wheels. Intelligent AWD is available.
* CXS – equipped with a 3.6L direct injection V-6; real-time active-dampening suspension; perforated, leather-appointed, heated and cooled seats, and chrome-plated 18-inch wheels (19-inch optional). The 3.6L engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, generates an estimated 280 horsepower (209 kW) and 261 lb.-ft. of torque (354 Nm).

2010 Buick LeSabre

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buick-lesabre

From unique features to unique style, the 2010 Buick LeSabre is designed to inspire your confidence and consider your comfort. With an 8-way power driver seat and a 3800 Series II V6 engine, Reviewing LeSabre info, Buick dealers, Buick experts, and owners find LeSabre is as easy to rely on as it is relaxing to drive. Adding to our 2010 Buick research, we note the available options on LeSabre Limited like Gran Touring suspension, StabiliTrak, EyeCue head up windshield display and Concert Sound II audio, and the result of this car’s thoughtful design quickly becomes obvious: an award-winning vehicle that inspires your peace of mind every time you drive. This is the best website for 2010 Buick LeSabre info, as well as information and assistance finding the 2010 Buick LeSabre dealers near you for leasing or buying a new 2010 Buick LeSabre.

LeSabre is designed with your ultimate comfort and safety in mind. Browse the 2010 Buick LeSabre T Type parts, specs and photos on this page to find out exactly how LeSabre instills you with driving excitement coupled with peace of mind. The 2010 Buick LeSabre is one of the world’s definitive full-size cars. A vehicle that gives you and your family superb occupant protection, personal security features, and the roominess, quality, comfort, and feeling of control that bring out all the true pleasures of driving. Buying a new 2010 Buick becomes much easier when you can refer to 2010 Buick LeSabre T Type parts, specs, photos and expert advice online. That is the purpose of our reviewing the 2010 Buick LeSabre was to provide Buick LeSabre assistance and information based on our research of the Buick line of automobiles.

There’s a reason the 2010 Buick LeSabre is selected by more thoughtful people than any other full-size car. Adorned with all the amenities you require for safe, comfortable, reliable travel, LeSabre is truly designed and equipped to make your time on the road one of life’s more peaceful endeavors.

2010 Buick LeSabre T Type parts specs reveal a standard 3800 Series II V6 that delivers 205 horsepower and 230 lb-ft of torque – all the engine you need for quick acceleration and confident passing. With an EPA estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, the 3800 V6 also gives you the kind of gas mileage that helps keep you away from the pump and on the road. Adding to our improved 2010 Buick LeSabre info, we note that beneath the chassis, the LeSabre comes standard with Gran Touring suspension, a combination of special front and rear shock absorbers, stabilizer bars, fast-ratio power steering and special tires that make even the bumpiest ride seem smooth. When turning on slippery surfaces, avoiding an unexpected obstacle, or counter steering due to a gust of wind, the vehicle’s StabiliTrak automatically applies the correct amount of pressure to your left or right front brake to help you control your steering and stay on your intended course. Reviewing LeSabre specs further, the improved 2010 Buick LeSabre also comes equipped with full-range traction control that helps sense drive-wheel slippage at any speed and reacts by automatically modulating the brakes and reducing engine torque until the driver regains control.

The LeSabre boasts a number of other features, as well, including automatic dual-zone climate control, a Concert Sound II system with six strategically placed speakers, heated 10-way power front outboard seats, and an optional sunroof. The 2010 Buick LeSabre also offers four-wheel antilock disc brakes that provide excellent stopping power and better resistance to fading under repeated and prolonged stopping, a self-check system with an indicator light lets you know that its standard driver and right front passenger airbags are working, and the innovative Catcher’s Mitt seats that are designed to help absorb energy and pocket the occupant’s pelvis and lower back comfortably and securely. Don’t take our word for it – see for yourself. To access other 2010 Buick pictures, or to read some additional 2010 Buick LeSabre T Type parts specs, please visit the other models on this site.

Buick Rendezvous

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buick rendezvous

The beauty of the 2010 Buick Rendezvous is its ability to bring it all together in one vehicle that fits every side of your lifestyle. Offering the ride of a luxury car, the versatility of a Minivan, and capabilities of an SUV, Rendezvous puts 100 years of Buick ingenuity into a supremely intelligent vehicle. Available features like Versatrak all-wheel drive and a Trailer Towing Package capable of handling up to 3,500 lb. ensure the improved Rendezvous is ready for your adventurous side.

Fun to look at and drive, the new 2010 Buick Rendezvous is innovative, stylish, and infinitely capable. As a hybrid design combining the best qualities of a luxury sedan, a minivan, and a sport utility vehicle, the 2010 Rendezvous is capable of meeting the many needs of your diverse lifestyle. Take note of the notable innovations that make the new 2010 Buick Rendezvous Ultra accessory review one of the most comprehensive on the web.

This 2010 Buick Rendezvous Ultra accessory review is a testimony to the surefootedness of its available Versatrak all-wheel drive to its amazingly reconfigurable interior, Rendezvous brings together-for the first time-the best features of an SUV, a luxury sedan, and a minivan. It’s a brilliant combination of functionality and performance. Take an even closer look and get ready to bid the status quo a very fast adieu.

Rendezvous innovative 2010 Versatrak all-wheel-drive system (optional on the CX and standard on the CXL) is lightweight, efficient, and especially effective in low-traction situations. Buick Rendezvous uses front wheel drive for ordinary driving situations and automatically adds rear wheel drive capability as needed to help keep the vehicle in control and moving forward in spite of muddy, snowy, or slippery road surfaces. Built-in safeguards help prevent damage to the Versatrak system due to abuse or overworking. View our 2010 Buick Rendezvous Ultra accessory review and pictures to get an even better idea why Buick dealers are having a field day making great deals for those thinking of leasing or buying a new 2010 Buick Rendezvous.

When it’s time to cruise, leather-appointed front and second-row seats, an available in-dash six-disc CD player, and dual-zone climate control are just a few of the luxuries that set the right mood. And when you’re bringing the whole family along for the ride, the vehicle’s rear seat audio system, available rear seat DVD entertainment system, and amazingly reconfigurable interior can make your passengers feel like they have the best seat in the house. You certainly have come to the right place for 2010 Buick Rendezvous info.

At the heart of the new and improved 2010 Buick Rendezvous Ultra accessory review is data about its 3400 series V6 engine. The car’s suspension system is important, too, and it has been engineered for a superb sedan-like ride and impressive control, boasting all the components necessary to deliver smooth performance under a wide variety of driving conditions. Lastly, the Rendezvous electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission utilizes advanced calibration logic to help ensure smooth, precise shifting. In addition to its proven durability, the transmission also utilizes adaptive learning logic, tailoring it to your driving style for optimum shifting performance, and wowing automotive experts all the while.

Inside the car, the luxury and technological innovation doesn’t stop. The Rendezvous CXL offers an available 8-speaker premium audio system with in-dash six-disc CD changer and six-phase graphic equalizer. A power sliding glass sunroof glides open with the touch of a button. Standard power remote controls enable you to adjust the outside folding mirrors without opening the windows. Rear seat DVD entertainment system with a flip-down color monitor lets rear seat passengers enjoy the video and audio clarity of DVD everywhere you travel. If all of this isn’t enough, the car even offers XM Satellite Radio as well.

All of the data in this 2010 Buick Rendezvous Ultra accessory review is impressive, but perhaps the biggest accomplishments documented in 2010 Buick Rendezvous specs are its safety features. The available Versatrak all-wheel drive system is especially effective in low-traction situations. To contribute to occupant safety, airbags and a steel safety cage structure helps preserve the integrity of the passenger compartment in a collision. The standard Driver Information Center includes tire pressure monitoring, basic trip computer, fuel economy indicator, low fuel level indicator, and Personal Choice programming functions. And lastly, operational while the vehicle is in reverse, the car’s ultrasonic Rear Park Assist uses sonar to detect stationary objects within ten inches of the rear bumper. For more 2010 Buick specs, how to find 2010 Buick pictures, check the other models on this site.