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Re: Buick MPV concept

That could be possible.

The upcoming new Opel Meriva has an almost identical Doordesign (Suicide Doors!!) and the style of the windows behind the b-pillar is also very similar.

but this Buick seems to be a bit to large, to be a new Zafira.
 

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Accordin to Finish newspapers spokesman of GM Jim Frederico has said that this car will be NEX OPEL ZAFIRA with diffiret nose
 

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A new round of spy photos shows the production version of Buick’s “Business” MPV, complete with images of the nearly finished interior, plus some new exterior views. Monday’s snapshots follow 6 weeks after we published the first ever images of the prototype people-mover.

In April, Buick presented its “Business” Concept to a global audience at the Shanghai Motor Show. Five months later, prototypes began undergoing testing in the United States. Although first impressions may scream “minivan” – show-goers who saw the concept have referred to it as a tall-roof luxury limo.

If “elegant” and “minivan” were allowed to be in the same sentence, it would likely be to describe this joint-venture between the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center and General Motors China. Although designed and engineered for the Chinese market, we can’t help but to wonder if the new GM might actually consider — once again — another Buick entry into the North American minivan segment.

Under the hood is a version of GM’s mild-hybrid system, mated to a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Power is routed to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Based on what we witnessed, it is also E85-compatible.

Dubbed the Buick Business Concept, the show car was intended to demonstrate what a Buick-branded MPV would look like. The concept uses flowing lines, which makes for a unique look in the typically bland MPV segment. The car’s kinked beltline will probably spark debate, but actually hides the rear door’s power sliding mechanism.

Up front, the Business Concept sports Buick signature waterfall grille, flanked by LED headlights.

The Business Concept features three-rows of seating, with the second row offering captain’s chairs. Second-row seats are fully adjustable, including a 225 degree swiveling function. A power sliding center console is available for second and third row passengers and even includes space for laptop computers.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/buick-business-concept.html




 

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2011 Buick GL8 3.0 XT









pics at:
http://car.autohome.com.cn/pic/series-s8871/166.html?pvareaid=100496
http://car.autohome.com.cn/pic/series/166.html


Press release:
The all-new Buick GL8 from Shanghai GM is now available. The luxury MPV builds on the heritage of the original GL8, China's first family of executive wagons. Since the model's debut in 1999, more than 330,000 have been sold across China.

The new model, which will reach the market in January 2011, features seven innovations and 27 technological breakthroughs along with improvements in design, space and safety, technology, power, features and quality. The result is an unprecedented luxury MPV experience that is unmistakably Buick.

"The new GL8 was developed by Shanghai GM in cooperation with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai with the specific needs of our customers in mind," said Terry Johnsson, Shanghai GM Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. "It offers everything that consumers have come to expect from Buick, including a dynamic, smooth, quiet and comfortable ride. Like its predecessor, the new GL8 is the right product at the right time."

The new GL8 has a graceful exterior design highlighted by Buick's distinctive double sweep spear running from front to back. Decorative metal bands add a sense of smooth, modern elegance. Its classic waterfall grille and chrome portholes further underscore the new GL8's Buick heritage.

With a length of 5,256 mm, a width of 1,878 mm, a height of 1,800 mm and a wheelbase of 3,088 mm, the new GL8 provides a spacious ride for all occupants. The dignified interior merges Eastern and Western aesthetics. It features ice-blue atmosphere lighting and a 360-degree wraparound design inspired by luxury yachts.

Among the other amenities available are two-tone ergonomic genuine leather seats; a two-piece panorama sunroof; an electric anti-pinch sliding door and one-touch electric lift rear door; a 10-speaker, 5.1-channel Bose sound system; a 7-inch touch screen up front and 10.2-inch WVGA HD display in back; and the OnStar in-vehicle safety, security and communication service.

An enhanced suspension with independent front-and-back sub-frames ensures a smooth, steady ride. Buick's signature QuietTuning reduces, blocks and absorbs interior noise, for a distraction-free environment that is comparable to that of a luxury sedan.

The new GL8 comes with a choice of a 3.0-liter V-6 SIDI intelligent direct injection engine or a 2.4-liter Ecotec engine with segment-leading fuel efficiency. GM's advanced 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard, providing unrivaled power in the luxury MPV segment.

In the area of safety, the new GL8 has a super-solid body frame. The Bosch 8.1 ESP system delivers premium handling. It is complemented by large-size tires and disc brakes, with six air bags available on selected models. For maximum visibility, the new GL8 incorporates multi-dimensional blue ray Bi-Xenon HID headlights and crystal-like chrome LED taillights.

The new GL8 luxury MPV has a retail price of between RMB 288,000 and RMB 388,000. Shanghai GM is also introducing an upgraded 2011 model of the current Buick GL8 in December 2010, targeting the upper-medium MPV segment. It includes a new 2.4-liter Ecotec engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. This "dual-vehicle strategy" will enable Shanghai GM to more fully address the MPV market, from the upper-medium to luxury segments.
 
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