Ordinarily this is the part where we’d draw some sort of humorous parallels between your excruciatingly mind-numbing job in middle management and the excruciatingly boring legacy of the modern Buick, but the Buick Business MPV is actually pretty cool. Granted, as freelancers we tend to hold a rather romanticized view of the “steady” job, but we could still see ourselves discussing Q4 reports en route to a business brunch, comfortably ensconced within the Buick Business MPV’s surprisingly luxurious rear seats.
Unveiled this week at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show in concept form, the Buick Business MPV boasts a plethora of impressive features, including center-row captain’s chairs capable of swiveling 225 degrees and an extremely hi-tech 3D instrument panel display. Covered from stem to stern in rich leather and suede designed to mimic earth and wood themes, the Buick Business MPV offers an impressively first-class experience for busy Chinese professionals. Explained Cao Min, PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co.) Concept Car Chief Designer, “Through deep burgundy suede carpet, high-quality leather interior decoration with liuli and soft, ice blue ambient lighting, we wanted to create a mobile VIP lounge for passengers.”
Summarized Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design, “Developing and launching the Business Concept Vehicle in China underscores the diversity, strength and depth of GM’s global design network.” Continued Welburn, “It also reflects PATAC’s growing role within the GM design family and China’s significance as the world’s largest Buick market.”