2016 Buick LaCrosse
Buick announced that it is taking some of the sleek and futuristic design cues for the new LaCrosse from the Avenir concept model. The exterior is getting a complete redesign, from bumper to bumper. We can’t wait to see this new model in action.
According to USA Today, the Avenir premiered at several auto shows this year, and draws from several classic Buick designs. In fact, the model steals some looks from the 1954 Wildcat II, another concept model, which will give the Buick LaCrosse’s exterior design a unique retro look.
“The Avenir concept shattered expectations of what a Buick could be and the 2017 LaCrosse promises to do the same,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “Its expressive design represents a break from convention and highlights the progressiveness in all new Buick models.”
Although there’s no official plan yet, Buick said that this look will be use on the LaCrosse by 2017, and would spread to other models in the lineup by 2018. This is just one more reason Buick is an industry leader when it comes to things like styling.
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!