Rendering: New 2024 Buick Park Avenue Is All About the Great American Land Yachts

Does Buick's modern-day vehicle lineup keep you up at night? Probably not, as it only comprises a few crossovers. These are the 2024 model year Envista, Encore GX, and Enclave, with the Envision set to return early next year. And you don't have to be a connoisseur to tell that the GM-owned marque has given up on traditional passenger cars in favor of high-riders in our market, as that's where a good chunk of the money is these days.
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Photo: Instagram | Jlord8
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But it wasn't always like that. You see, Buick used to make some good low-slung models, and there was also a time when land yachts were part of its portfolio. The Park Avenue used to be on the list, and their first encounter with this nameplate dates back to the mid-1970s. That's when they launched an appearance package for the Electra, which was christened the Park Avenue.

Subsequently, it became an option package until 1989, when they unveiled an eponymous concept. The first generation Park Avenue was launched in 1990, sporting the same underpinnings as the LeSabre, Cadillac Fleetwood, DeVille, Pontiac Bonneville, Oldsmobile 98, and others. It was made at different factories nationwide and was offered with multiple powertrains. The second generation came out in 1996, and the third generation was introduced eleven years later, with the assembly taking place in Australia and China. The last Park Avenue shared many components with the Holden Commodore and Chevrolet Camaro, packed three V6 engines, and remained in production until 2012.

That was the last time we heard about the Buick Park Avenue, as the automaker decided to bury it. However, over the last decade or so, there have been several unofficial attempts at bringing it back from the dead. Various rendering artists gave it a shot at trying to imagine what a modern-day Park Avenue would look like, and since the company does not have a land yacht in its portfolio anymore, it had to use other cars as a foundation stone. The latest was obviously based on the Toyota Century, which is on everyone's lips these days, not when it comes to the luxury sedan, but the SUV. Signed by Jlord8 on Instagram, this one builds on the four-door model, and there are some things that were reinterpreted.

For one, the Buick logo decorates the grille. It has different headlights, a tweaked lower section of the front bumper, and some digital upgrades made to the sides, which also include those large alloys, and that's pretty much it. We don't have to tell you that Buick will probably never make a land yacht again, do we? And if they do, then it would likely be with an electric twist. Nonetheless, since we're definitely fans of the Toyota Century, we can admit to liking this computer-generated image, and we're certain most of you agree, right?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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