Buick Avenir

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Buick Avenir
Buick Avenir Concept (16468329835).jpg
Manufacturer Buick (General Motors)
Designer Warrack Leach
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, all-wheel drive
Platform GM Omega platform
Engine direct-injection V6
Transmission 9-speed automatic
Length 5,195 mm (204.5 in)
Width 1,931 mm (76.0 in)

The Buick Avenir is a concept car manufactured by Buick.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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,[4] nor ever intended to build it.[5]

See also


  1. http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/11/buick-avenir-concept-detroit-official
  2. "Buick Avenir Designer Gives Us Hope for a Rear-Drive Flagship". Car and Driver. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/11/buick-avenir-concept-detroit-official
  4. http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/01/avenir-concept-explores-the-progression-of-buick-exterior-design-feature-spotlight/
  5. Vijayenthiran, Viknesh (2016-01-19). "Buick Won't Build Avenir... But Doesn't Rule Out Avista". Motor Authority. Retrieved 2016-01-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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