Buick Avenir Concept: A Peek Into The Future

The future of Buick comes in the form of the Buick Avenir concept. A deeper look at the Avenir gives the viewer the sensation that Buick engineers were having fun and pushing the limits of their current design potential. Pushing so hard in fact that they pushed a little into the future.  This could be why they named it Avenir in the first place.  It means “future” in French.

If the Avenir or anything like it made it into production, it would certainly prove to be the flagship sedan for Buick. The Avenir’s looks alone suggests that. It has a “tapered tail evocative of the old Buick Riviera sporty coupe,” says USA Today. A low-profile combined with 21 inch wheels lend the Avenir an appealingly sporty appearance.

Everything about what’s under the hood screams flagship. The Buick Avenir concept is powered by a V6 with direct-injection, coupled to a nine-speed automatic that sends thrust to all four wheels.

If the Avenir is how Buick’s future looks, the future looks very bright.  Not the state of the current Buick models is anything to sneeze at! Visit Gjovik Auto in Sandwich and see for yourself.

Buick Plans Beautiful New Flagship Sedan

In a recent interview with Forbes, General Motors’ President, Mark Reuss, discussed the future of Buick. One thing that he hinted at was a new flagship sedan, which he described as “a much more beautiful [Porsche] Panamera.” Since the production version of GM’s new Cadillac concept, the Elmiraj, is set to arrive in 2015, we suspect this may be when the Buick version arrives as well.

New Flagship Sedan
The GM President hinted at some big changes, including a new flagship sedan and a Chevrolet Cruze hatchback.

In the same interview, Reuss also talked about a future hatchback version of the popular Chevrolet Cruze. He called its current absence, a “pre-bankruptcy planning mistake.” We would love to see a hatchback version of the Cruze and think it would be extremely popular.

Other new models for GM include one that will effectively fill a “black hole” in the truck lineup with a middle-of-the-road truck between a heavy-duty pickup and a medium-duty commercial truck. This would be a great addition to the wonderful Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.

Which new GM model are you most excited for?