The Buick Centieme Concept was first presented at the 2003 North American International auto show. In that same year, Buick celebrated its 100th anniversary and did so by creating the 6-passenger crossover utility concept. Under the curved sheet metal is a 4-speed automatic transmission coupled to GM's Versatrak all-wheel-drive system and a twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 that develops 400 horsepower. It is about the size of a Rainier and uses three rows to comfortably and luxuriously cater to the passengers. The cabin is laden with suede and sumptuous leather.
Three crossover vehicles, largely based on the Centieme, are part of GM's plan to introduce over a dozen new products in the near future.