We reported earlier this week that a leaked document had revealed Buick’s plan to introduce a premium Avenir edition of its Regal Sportback in the United States for the 2019 model-year.
Buick Canada has just officially announced that it will be adding the Regal Avenir to its catalogue on this side of the border as well.
In the case of the Regal, Buick explains that this year, a strong percentage of buyers of the 2018 Regal Sportback are choosing the top-end version, indicating that there’s strong consumer interest for more luxury in the mid-size sedan segment.
The Regal Avenir will incorporate the company’s first fully Cloud-connected infotainment system, which will allow users to personalize their profile and benefit from updates of different systems like voice recognition and other applications. In addition, owners will be able to transfer their profiles into any other compatible vehicle.
Other elements exclusive to the Avenir variant include the Whisper Beige interior theme with ebony black accents, diamond quilt-stitched front seats, embroidered first-row headrests and Avenir-scripted sill plates. Avenir script badging on the front doors and exclusive 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels create more visual differentiation.
On the outside, the Avenir version will display a more dramatic look, notably with the addition of an Avenir-exclusive three-dimensional mesh upper grille inspired by the brand's recent concept cars. Avenir script badging on the front doors and exclusive 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels create more visual differentiation.
Several safety and driver assistance technologies available as options on other Regal Sportback models come standard on Avenir, including Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, LED headlamps with auto leveling, cornering lamps and driver side auto-dimming mirrors. Additional active safety technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced, are also available as options.
The 2019 Regal Avenir will be powered by a 250-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine generating 260 lb-ft of torque, wedded to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Cargo space behind the rear seats is accessible via the same hatch-style opening found on the Regal Sportback. These rear seats are offered standard in split 40/20/40 fold-down format. Wireless charging, navigation and Bose eight-speaker premium audio also come standard on Avenir.
The 2019 Buick Regal Avenir will be available at Canadian dealerships starting this fall, and Buick will be announcing pricing at that time.