The Buick Avenir Concept had its premiere at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The new concept model was a huge surprise since no one even imagined that the Buick was working on it; and even if they did, the Avenir was way over anything anyone could have ever dreamed of. The new model is simply breathtaking; the design, the specs, the details – everything on it is so unique and luxurious we can honestly say that it is the most beautiful model we’ve ever seen. The name Avenir came from French, meaning “future”. That’s what the model represents to its designers – a look into the future since a number of next Buick models will use the solutions seen here on the concept. However, the future of the Avenir itself is a bit foggy, since there are no indications it will be turned into a production model at all.
Stunning New Appearance Based on Classic Buick Style
The Buick Avenir looks simply stunning. The model is so thoroughly designed that it seems flawless and perfect. The new design language is based on the classic Buick style, but it is way more futuristic and assertive. There is no other sedan on the market which can match its elegance and refinement. The proportions are excellent, and its long and low body provides enough space inside and a stable and calm appearance on the outside. The lines are fluent and the details sharp. Well done.
One thing you will surely notice at a first glance is the model’s grille. The design took a lot of time and effort, but we believed it paid out. The grille resembles the wing-shaped elements, but is very elegant and soothing. On each side of it there is a LED headlight, just as perfectly designed as the grille. At the center of the front end there is a three-color Buick emblem with red, silver and blue shields. The entire design is finished with 21-inch wheels.
Buick Avenir Platform
The Buick Avenir is undepinned by a rear-wheel drive Omega II platform, which will also be used for the future Cadillac CT6. The platform is names after the last letter of Greek alphabet as it will be used for larger, rear-wheel drive models. The Omega II platform is really lights, made out of high-quality materials and reserved only for luxury models. The platform does raises their price, but the benefits from it in terms of performance, stability, agility and precision are far more valuable.
Powertrain Setup for Concept Model
The Buick Avenir is powered by a direct-injected V6 mill. The concept presented at the 2015 NAIAS also uses the nine-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to all wheels, even though the model is built on a rear-wheel drive platform.
Buick Avenir Concept Interior
The new concept sedan comes with equally impressive interior as the exterior. The cabin of the new model is “inspired by nature and sea waves receding on a beach”. The design is really clean and very modern. It looks really stylish and almost minimalistic; there aren’t many aggressive details or sharp forms. Instead, the entire cabin oozes serenity and refinement. All the materials used for the interior are of the highest quality and the design is based on assumption that the environment can affect the person’s mood. Therefore, the interior of the Buick Avenir is calm, elegant and sophisticated so that the passengers and the driver can feel relaxes and comfortable on their journey.
Where to start with the gadgets the new Buick Avenir comes with? The sedan is loaded with it. The designers didn’t leave out any system which might be useful or interesting. Therefore, the Avenir offers a huge 12-inch touchscreen connected to the next-gen Buick IntelliLink infotainment system. The connectivity inside the model is fantastic, and there are also some rather advanced gadgets, such as ionic air filtration and mobile device wireless charging.
The designers went as far as installing screens on the back of the front seats for rear-seat passenger to enjoy as well as two USB ports. The new Buick Avenir Concept also comes with OnStar 4G LTE system with Wi-Fi hotspot.
Fingers Cross for Production Model
The Buick Avenir Concept is a simply stunning. This flagship is the best model Buick has ever designed. We just hope that the new Avenir sedan will have its production versions. Though this hasn’t been confirmed yet, we still hope. However, if the Avenir only stays a concept, many of the design solutions presented here will certainly be used for future Buick models.