1999 Buick Cielo
With a name that translates as “sky” in Spanish, this stylish four-door convertible brings a new dimension to open-air motoring. Designed as a no-compromise convertible, Cielo’s front-to-rear roof rails provide body strength and permit three opaque roof panels to slide into the trunk. A voice command operates the convertible top, open and close the doors, and activate the entertainment and climate control systems.
Cielo’s styling draws from Buick’s design heritage with a strong vertical grille reminiscent of the Y-Job, fully functional portholes that recall the famous VentiPorts that first appeared on 1949 models, and the “sweepspear” bright metal body trim of the late ’40s and ’50s. The concept car is powered by a 240-horsepower supercharged 3800 Series II V-6 with electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is operated by a push-button control.