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Velite Coming for Buick

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God I would LOVE that car for Buick!

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Bring it on but it might be a Park Avenue from China for next spring. Is what I heard. I will take both please!

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just make it sexy, powerful, and priced right! ....unless that's the goal of the NG lacrosse.... if it's "the" velite... price it up just a little LOL

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Wow the concept was shown at the 2004 New York auto show, and you get it by 2010? Great planning, will Lutz still be alive to see it or for that matter will Buick? :scratchchin:

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I'd prefer the name "Riviera"

At any rate, the Velite still looks modern today, and more modern than anything besides the Enclave.

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"Large rear-wheel drive sedan". So are we thinking this is going to be built at Oshawa with the rest of the Zetas? Or is the production capacity going to be revved up too much?

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leftlanenews has picked it up too.

Production Velite

i like these tidbits:

"The Velite was previewed as a convertible, but the automaker will likely build both sedan and convertible variants, according to the magazine. It will be built on GM's Zeta architecture."

"While a final name has not yet been picked, GM is open to keeping the Velite badge. Velite will be Buick's only rear-wheel-drive vehicle, according to Clarke. All other models will remain front-drive."

exactly what should be done.

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CALL IT RIVIERA!!!!!!!!!

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Cool... it would be nice to see a family-sized convertible again..been a long time since there has been one. A coworker and I have been talking about this this week---about the lack of family-sized convertibles..he and his wife want a convertible, but they have 2 infants..they've looked at the Mini, 4dr Wrangler, Eos, G6, Sebring, Solara, and a used A4.

The Solara was the only one they have found that had a big enough back seat to accomodate two rear-facing child seats and big enough trunk for a stroller, etc.

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CALL IT RIVIERA!!!!!!!!!

I agree. While there's nothing wrong with Velite, the Riviera name is well known and has a rich heritage.

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I agree. While there's nothing wrong with Velite, the Riviera name is well known and has a rich heritage.

Ideally, I'd like to see the coupe/convertible called Riviera and the sedan called Electra. But obviously Buick marketeers want a new, fresh name with no history..to go after new buyers.

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Ideally, I'd like to see the coupe/convertible called Riviera and the sedan called Electra. But obviously Buick marketeers want a new, fresh name with no history..to go after new buyers.

Velite, Riviera, Electra...they're all pretty snazzy names that ooze class.

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Bring it on but it might be a Park Avenue from China for next spring. Is what I heard. I will take both please!

YES, please!

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Cool... it would be nice to see a family-sized convertible again..been a long time since there has been one. A coworker and I have been talking about this this week---about the lack of family-sized convertibles..he and his wife want a convertible, but they have 2 infants..they've looked at the Mini, 4dr Wrangler, Eos, G6, Sebring, Solara, and a used A4.

The Solara was the only one they have found that had a big enough back seat to accomodate two rear-facing child seats and big enough trunk for a stroller, etc.

Too bad the Solara 'vert apparently has all the roll stiffness of balsa wood. And sadly, I would normally recommend the new Sebring droptop as well, but it seems to have lost a lot of the rear legroom it was once known for.

Where's a Cutlass Supreme convertible when you need one?

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Velite, Riviera, Electra...they're all pretty snazzy names that ooze class.

RIVIERA for Pete's sake. GM brand managers take a hint! One reason you are in the jam you are in is that you've pretty much managed to destroy whatever brands you had.
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Ideally, I'd like to see the coupe/convertible called Riviera and the sedan called Electra. But obviously Buick marketeers want a new, fresh name with no history..to go after new buyers.

I'd like to see the name Electra reserved for hybrid powertrain variants. I like Riviera better than Velite also. I think Buick has been trying to run away from some names that had some bad baggage like Century, and even LeSabre, but I don't think Riviera ever had a bad reputation. The market just moved away from the personal luxury coupe. Now that its moving away from SUVs maybe the name Riviera has place in the line up again.

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Cool... it would be nice to see a family-sized convertible again..been a long time since there has been one. A coworker and I have been talking about this this week---about the lack of family-sized convertibles..he and his wife want a convertible, but they have 2 infants..they've looked at the Mini, 4dr Wrangler, Eos, G6, Sebring, Solara, and a used A4.

The Solara was the only one they have found that had a big enough back seat to accomodate two rear-facing child seats and big enough trunk for a stroller, etc.

ya know, i don't think car seats, infants, and convertibles mix.....

And i say this topic needs a vote. Velite, Riviera, Electra, or Other....

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That aritcle was a little upsetting. "Don't think of Buick as only having 3 vehicles, think of BPG as having 24." That's such bull$h!.

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That aritcle was a little upsetting. "Don't think of Buick as only having 3 vehicles, think of BPG as having 24." That's such bull$h!.

Why?
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