Auto Shanghai 2013 – Buick Riviera Concept revealed
Posted on: Apr 20, 2013 - 11:00am IST
The Buick Riviera concept has made its global debut at the Auto Shanghai 2013. It is the fourth global concept vehicle developed by Shanghai-GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures in Shanghai.
Riviera takes its inspiration from Water and has an unique gull-wing doors. Up front, the concept boasts a waterfall grille and wing-shaped daytime running lights.
The new Riviera has a 14-degree fastback design and metallic fiber spoiler complemented by active grille shutters and diffusers, and active pneumatic wheels. The Eaglewood tone interior features the abundant use of sand-blasted aluminum alloy, lava suede and ebony materials. It also has a noise-absorbing head restraint system.
It is equipped with GM’s all-new, dual-mode W-PHEV (wireless plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) propulsion system. The user can drive the car on green power in electric mode and enjoy the exhilarating handling and performance of a sports car while driving “green” in hybrid mode. It also has four-wheel steering, an electromagnetic-controlled suspension and an air spring package for handling and comfort.
The driver assist system incorporates a variety of driver assist functions, night view assist, including an eagle view record system side blind-zone alert system, lane departure warning system, full-speed range-adaptive cruise control system, lane departure warning system, lane departure warning system, lane change assist system, parking assist system, autopilot system, rear cross-traffic alert system and “transparent” A pillars.