Shanghai Auto Show: Buick MPV Attracts Interest In High Places

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
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Buick shows a few interesting concepts in Shanghai. One, a business MPV attracted the interest on GM’s competition at Toyota. Soon-to-be Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada came for a quick visit, eyed the prototype for a few seconds, and left.

He completely ignored the China-designed Buick Riviera concept.

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  • Marcelo de Vasconcellos Marcelo de Vasconcellos on Apr 20, 2013

    Don't you love it that whenever there's an old top suit he's always surrounded by some young'uns who look like they're there to lick off any dirty surfaces their always so funny boss my touch? Must be a catamite thing.

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    • Marcelo de Vasconcellos Marcelo de Vasconcellos on Apr 21, 2013

      @Summicron oh, this article was just an excuse to use the word. Derek used it a couple of days ago and i had to do like you. I was just consolidating my new knowledge. Never know when it could come in handy.

  • Burakvtec Burakvtec on Apr 21, 2013

    it is hard to understand for me "Buick" love of chinese people...

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    • Buickman Buickman on Apr 22, 2013

      @VA Terrapin China is the opposite of Western culture in that they respect their elders and focus on their well being. having an older client base and persona isn't a negative in the Middle Kingdom.

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  • Sgeffe As was stated in another comment, the FAA nominee went down in flames. But the NTSB chairwoman certainly didn’t, and she’s certainly not qualified either!Lots of this kind of stuff going on both sides of the aisle—Ben Carson would have arguably made a better Surgeon General than HUD Secretary under Trump, for example.
  • Art Vandelay Interesting, the Polestar 2 I had as a rental utilized Android Automotive which is what GM said it is going to exclusively, yet it still offers Apple CarPlay according to this. Wonder if GM will do the same.
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