Marking a first for a Chinese automotive design, the 2013 Buick Riviera concept won the 2013 Red Dot Award in the “Design Concept” category. Originally revealed in at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show in April, the Riviera was designed by the Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures in Shanghai, China.
The Red Dot Award has been awarded annually since 1955 by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. Designers and companies from 56 countries entered 4,394 products in the 2013 Red Dot Award program, an internationally-recognized quality label for design achievement and one of the world’s top three design honors. The new Riviera was judged on innovation, functionality, ergonomics, environmental friendliness and durability, and won accordingly. Notably, the jury members determining the award change every year.