The all-new Buick Avenir at the Chicago Auto Show
If you didn’t think a car’s interior materials can make a big difference, we think you’ll change your mind the moment you find yourself inside the Buick Avenir concept vehicle. Just in case you don’t have that opportunity – allow us to set the scene. A rich, natural wood trim adorning the door panels, a 3D acrylate instrument panel, and soft leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and that’s just the beginning.
Designers took inspiration for the Buick Avenir’s interior from nature. Materials, color, and design elements can all be traced right back to the great outdoors. In fact, much of the Avenir is designed with the vision of water washing on a shoreline in mind. Rolling lines and deep colors are evidence of the shoreline’s unique influence over the Avenir.
The Avenir’s luxurious interior has garnered the attention of the auto industry, earning it several awards and accolades since its debut.
“The attention to detail within Avenir is outstanding,” said Charles Allen, a retired automotive designer who served as a chief judge for the 2015 EyesOn Design Awards, in a recent news release. “What stands out to me is how well everything is integrated – all of the materials and elements work together seamlessly to provide a sensation of understated elegance that fits the Buick brand perfectly.”
Though the Avenir remains a concept vehicle for the time being, Buick’s focus on high-quality and welcoming interiors extends through its entire lineup. Stop by Paul Sur Buick GMC today to check out our lineup of vehicles, all of which feature luxurious interiors.
Here’s an image of the all-new Buick Avenir
No vehicle at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show captivated our attention at Paul Sur Buick GMC as much as the new Buick Avenir Concept, possibly one of the most beautiful cars we’ve ever seen come out of the automaker’s design teams.
The Avenir Concept was created as part of a collaboration between hundreds of designers, sculptors, and fabricators at GM’s design studio near Melbourne, Australia, and its design center in Warren, Michigan. It’s even got a French name (“avenir” means “future”), so to call it anything but an internationally-inspired car would be an understatement.
The car is gorgeous. Lovely curves feed into a long hood, and curvaceous rear haunches bleed into the rear decklid to present a car with an unmistakable sense of balance and grace. As the French name suggests, Buick built it with the future in mind. The Avenir Concept’s premium sports proportions and all-new interpretations of traditional cues are a departure from the brand’s usual designs, but hints at a possible future Buick flagship.
We don’t know just yet when or what that flagship would look like exactly, so stay tuned for the latest news! For now, come view our huge selection of Buick vehicles!
Buick Avenir at the NAIAS
Just when we thought we’d seen everything Buick had to offer, they went and surprised us again. The automaker unveiled its Cascada Compact convertible at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week, and pretty much everyone thought that that would be it from Buick. That is, until the automaker unveiled its surprise: the Avenir concept.
The Avenir concept is poised to become Buick’s flagship full-size sedan – and ties together modern technology, high-end luxury, and elements inspired by Buicks from years past. The most obvious distinction is the Avenir’s departure from the modern Buick grille we’ve come to expect. Instead, a brand new grille could be an indication of the future direction of the Buick design language.
The grille is “a modern interpretation of a design introduced on the landmark 1954 Wildcat II concept, which shattered expectations of what a Buick was supposed to be,” said Michael Simcoe, vice president of design for GM’s International Operations, in a news release.
Besides the new grille, some of the Avenir’s other notable features include personal seating for four, full LED exterior lighting, 21-inch wheels, a 12-inch-diagonal color touch screen with next-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment, ionic cabin air filtration, mobile device wireless charging, and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Avenir takes Buick luxury to the next level, and here at Paul Sur Buick GMC, we can’t wait to learn more. Stay tuned for more updates as we get them!
The all-new encore certainly turns heads!
The Buick Encore, which has been on the market since the 2013 model year now, has yet to see a very significant update in terms of design and size. But don’t get us wrong, we mean that as a positive thing, not a negative one. The Buick Encore hit the market as the perfect small SUV—and remains that way now as a 2015 model as well.
It’s received a few new feature updates, like a blind-spot monitoring system, 4G LTE WiFi capability, and more. However, it’s the car’s basic formula of small size, practicality, style, and efficiency that has made it such a winner over the last three years here on the American SUV market. The Encore remains smaller even than the CR-V, but balances that size with all its technology and practicality.
The new Buick Encore can get up to 33 mpg on the highway and coaxes as much as 138 horsepower out of a small 1.4-liter engine. It’s available in either FWD or AWD, plus it features tons of safety technology, and it even comes with leather seats. It is, as we said at the beginning, the perfect small SUV—and its begging for you to come see it here at Paul Sur Buick GMC.