Drawing inspiration from the Enclave and Business concept, the GL8 is the definition of the premium minivan.

Buick has officially unveiled the 2011 GL8 minivan for China.

Drawing inspiration from the Business concept, the GL8 features distinctive headlights, a waterfall grille, and faux porthole vents. It rides on a 3,088mm wheelbase and measures a substantial 5,256mm long, 1,878mm wide, and 1,800mm tall.

Inside, the seven-passenger cabin is elegantly appointed with a wrap-around dashboard, blue ambient lighting, wood trim, and tasteful metallic accents. Options include two-tone leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, power-sliding doors, a Bose audio system, and a rear seat entertainment system with a 10.2-inch screen.

Power is provided by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec or a 3.0-liter V6 SIDI. No word on outputs, but both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing starts at 288,000 RMB ($43,195 / €32,800) and deliveries are scheduled to begin in January.

Gallery: 2011 Buick GL8 unveiled for China