General Motors Corp.’s Buick Div. will unveil a new convertible concept at the New York auto show in April.

Dubbed the Velite, the concept is “the first American demonstration of GM’s all-new premium, global, rear-wheel-drive vehicle architecture,” Buick says.

Buick Velite concept

The 4-seater “is a new expression of Buick's longstanding heritage in understated yet sophisticated design," says Anne Asensio, executive director-GM Advanced Design. "While certainly an expression of premium American style, the Velite's impressive stance and overall presence emphasize a sumptuous driving experience that further pushes Buick on to the center of the world stage of luxurious touring cars."