|Manufacturer||Buick (General Motors)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury car|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Layout||Front-engine, all-wheel drive|
|Platform||GM Omega platform|
|Length||5,195 mm (204.5 in)|
|Width||1,931 mm (76.0 in)|
The Avenir was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show as a prototypical concept study on the future of the Buick brand. It was designed in GM's Australian design facility, with its exterior design led by Warrack Leach.
The name of the vehicle "Avenir" means "future" in French. The vehicle features a new generation direct injected V6 engine, cylinder deactivation with stop-start technology, a 12-inch touchpad infotainment system, four occupant luxury seating, full LED lighting, 4G connectivity, selectable suspension settings, 9-speed automatic transmission and a system that General Motors has referred to as a "dual clutch all wheel drive system".
It is reportedly built on the Omega platform that is shared with the Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan. Though the vehicle is a concept, it is widely speculated that Buick will launch a production version as GM has stated that Buick will receive an Omega platform sedan derivative and market conditions, especially in the Chinese market are optimum for such a vehicle. However, GM has said that they have no plans to build the vehicle, nor ever intended to build it.
- "Buick Avenir Designer Gives Us Hope for a Rear-Drive Flagship". Car and Driver. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Vijayenthiran, Viknesh (2016-01-19). "Buick Won’t Build Avenir... But Doesn’t Rule Out Avista". Motor Authority. Retrieved 2016-01-20.