Posted on 22-04-2008 by Vlad Balan
Besides the new Audi Q5, the Beijing Auto Show marked another world premiere, the Buick Invicta Concept. The four-door midsize sedan previews Buick’s design direction for world’s biggest markets, the US and China.
Based on the Riviera concept, the Invicta features modern and sleek proportions and the exterior lines “flow uninterrupted around the vehicle. For example, Invicta’s cat-eye headlamps transition into the Buick heritage-inspired sweepspear design cue, which flows seamlessly along the body sides and merges into the taillamps. Similarly, one can trace the top of the headlamp casing to the roofline and the rear of the vehicle without interruptions.”
Invicta’s wheelbase and high belt line give the vehicle more substantial proportions while visually reinforcing its premium appearance. Invicta’s 20-inch polished aluminum wheels feature a milled Buick tri-shield in the center cap.
The Buick Invicta Concept is powered by Buick’s first direct injection turbocharged engine, a four-cylinder powerplant that produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 220 lb-ft (298 Nm) of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for maximum fuel efficiency.
Check out more photos and the full press release after the jump.
Photo Gallery: Buick Invicta Concept
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