As you can tell from our live photo gallery below, it is a sports-oriented sedan with coupe stylingIt’s a great looking fantasy machine this, although we can’t help but imagine that those taillights were heavily-inspired by those of the current generation Opel / Vauxhall Astra GTC. In addition to these, up front we’re offered with LED-accented headlights that resemble those of the Opel / Vauxhall Insignia.
It’s easy to be carried away by the Rodin sculpture qualities of the exterior design, including the cool seep-spear bodyside visual cue and the trademark Buick waterfall grille which dominates the front of this vehicle. As spectacular as the outside may be, the real icing on the cake is represented by what it feels like inside and the Avenir’s onboard gadgets.
Boasting with individual seats or four passengers and a suite of driver-recognition features that can automatically sync infotainment preferences, this is a technological showcase that teases what to look forward to on 2017 - 2018 model year Buick models. A next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system is also featured, controlled via a gigantic 12-inch high-resolution touchscreen. Oh, and do check out those humongous color displays acting as rear passenger entertainment. Pretty cool stuff!
Last but not least, we’ll highlight that the oily bits are all-new and may arrive on future GM models, including Buicks. Starting with a programmable suspension damping system, the long, flowing bonnet hides a next-gen direct-injected V6 motor with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and a start/stop feature.
Though there’s no word on output, we can tell you that the engine is mated to a new nine-speed paddle-shift auto, which drives all four wheels via a twin-clutch all-wheel drive system.