Sunday, January 11, 2015

Buick Avenir Concept

I think this looks great.

An American luxury car that doesn't try to look European. Which, I think, is the right idea.

I do like the retro touches a lot. And the interior is simple and modern.

Not sure if this is a preview of things to come at Buick.
But it is our first look at the new RWD Omega platform. A RWD Buick flagship model has been rumored four years.

The whole thing seems production ready to me. Even the technical specs:
-"Next generation" V6
-9 speed auto
-4G and WiFi

Nothing really crazy here.
It just looks like it's ready to go.


Anonymous said...

The Lacrosse concept looked amazing too and then they dumbed it down. This is a great looking concept....hope they stay close to it.

Anonymous said...

I think it's awkward as all heck. It looks like a hatchback from the one angle, something Mr. Magoo would drive in another. Really odd. And no, the grill doesn't work, and neither does the bar below it.

It looks like a styling nightmare. There's nothing new here, and what's here is ungainly.

It doesn't work as a concept, and it certainly won't work as a production car 3 or more years down the road, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Love it. Where can I buy one!!!? I'll trade in the Mercedes IMMEDIATELY!

Anonymous said...

This is one sexy Buick concept. If Buick can make a production version that closely resembles this concept, then the brand will have an incredible flagship offering.

I am wondering if this concept is a preview of an enlarged next gen LaCrosse, though (possibly?). A bigger next gen LaCrosse would give Buick a proper flagship sedan and allow a little breathing room for the next gen midsize Regal.

I would much rather see this concept evolve into a RWD flagship sedan that is positioned above the LaCrosse. With it's sexy proportions, I think it could proudly sport the "Riviera" name, even though it has 4 doors.

Dag Kvello said...

Wow, this is eerily similar to the 2003 Opel Insignia Concept:

Anonymous said...

I don't think this design will translate into a very good looking production vehicle. It looks like a Chrysler LH platform car from the 90s.

Anonymous said...

For the record, The Avenir and the Bolt were produced in Australia by Holden Design Studio.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, to my eyes this looks exactly like what might happen if the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept were to mate with the Chrysler Chronos concept..

Anonymous said...

stunning piece of work and i am a lover of another brand. this is sexy and stunning. Listen all you simple sheep, if this looked as is, and had a bugatti stamp on it, the same fools that are knocking it would love it.