GM reveals new Buick Invicta ConceptEnlarge Photo
As with the Riviera, the new Invicta features short overhangs with wheels pushed out to the corners for a well-planted stance. The overall appearance is sleek, thanks in part to a sweeping, low roofline and a front windshield that has an aggressive rake.
Up front, the Buick tri-shield is displayed inside a vertical waterfall grille. Polished aluminum surrounding the headlamps, portholes, around the D-pillar and along the lower side of the vehicle on the lower doors carry-on the now familiar Buick design themes.
The concept is powered by Buick’s first direct injection turbocharged engine, a four-cylinder powerplant that produces 250hp (186kW) and 220lb-ft (298Nm) of torque. The engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission for improved fuel efficiency.
It stretches 4.93m in length, has a wheelbase of 2.9m, measures 1.47m in height and has a 1.64m track. Up front there’s a MacPherson strut suspension set-up and an independent set-up is used in the rear.
The all-new LaCrosse, which debuts later this year in North America, will be Buick’s next example of global collaboration and is said to be previewed by the new Invicta.