Two weeks after first announcing the all-new Buick GL8 Century in China, GM unveiled the most luxurious version of the next-generation full-size Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) during the 2022 Buick Brand Day celebrated in the Asian country.
The Buick GL8 Century is the new flagship MPV that will compete in China’s growing minivan market and reintroduces one of the most iconic nameplates of the Tri-Shield brand as a new, more luxurious trim level that will place it at the top of the range.
“As Buick embarks on a global transformation to become a brand on the cutting edge of technology, we have the same unwavering commitment to continuously developing in China for China,” said Global Vice President of Buick, Duncan Aldred since Detroit at a virtual live streamed event in China.
In addition to officially introducing the fourth generation of the nameplate, the all-new Buick GL8 Century is the first production model to embrace the new global Pure Design philosophy that we will see in Buick´s next-generation vehicles. The new signature front end features a large trapezoidal grille, shark-nose-like styling, and dual-direction headlights with a redesigned light signature.
The interior offers a luxurious and personalized experience with clever innovations, such as the enormous screen that separates the first and the second row of seats. According to the brand, this solution creates an elegant and silent “private space” for the occupants of the second row, which includes first-class-like seats with Bose speaker-integrated headrests, and a headliner that simulates a starry nightfall sky.
The all-new Buick GL8 Century will officially launch later this year in China, where it will cement its leadership in the minivan segment launched in 1999 with the first GL8. As GM Authority reported, the GL8 Century is based on the Avenir trim, but with an even more upscale finish. This model will be joined by the current third-generation GL8 and GL8 Classic.