The Buick Velite two door convertible made its first appearance a little over twelve years ago. If memory serves me it was the 2004 New York auto show. That concept never went anywhere, but now the multinational company has taken the wraps off another show car bearing the name Velite. Unveiled at the Guangzhou auto show in China, the latest Buick Velite is a four-door crossover. The new concept calls a theme for future alternative-energy automobiles it plans to produce.

Although the Velite's name may ring a bell for those with a strong remembrance of Buick show cars, the styling is definitely 2016. It's more of an instantly familiar collection of design cues from today's crossover SUVs. At the front is a consolidated version of Buick's traditional waterfall-like fascia. Beyond the winged grille - which is obviously spreading throughout the Buick lineup - there isn't a single flat detail to the Velite Concept's bodysides. To some degree it resembles recent concepts from Infiniti. The final bit of styling enhancements are deep recesses just before the back wheels. This is a look that shares of few similarities with BMW's i-Series cars. Read more at Buick Magazine.