This may very well be the new look of Buick – a look heavily influenced by General Motors’ fast-growing operations in
The newest member of the Shanghai-GM lineup, the Buick Park Avenue introduces a nameplate long familiar to
That translates into a sedan that pushes Buick higher into the luxury spectrum and adds an array of features for rear-seat passengers, since many upper-echelon Chinese business and government officials rely on chauffeurs. Among other niceties: all of the sedan’s leather seats incorporate a massage function. There’s also a high-line infotainment system, including navigation, Bluetooth handsfree phoning, and a DVD system with multiple LCD screens.
The new version of the
Styling efforts for the new Park was led by GM’s fast-growing PATEC design and engineering studios, which are located near the S-GM factory, in
Expect to see this updated Buick look migrate to a new GM production sedan in the very near future, company sources tell TheCarConnection.com. That should come as no surprise, considering
“Ironically,” a GM source told TheCarConnection.com, “Chinese consumers see Buick the way we only wish American buyers would, as a truly competitive luxury brand.”
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