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Detroit 2015: Buick Avenir concept makes debut

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Buick introduced the Avenir concept today in advance of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This flagship sedan explores progressive design with new levels of passenger well-being and technology integration. 

Aesthetically, the Buick Avenir concept is distinguished by its premium sports proportions including a long hood, a redesigned front grille, 21” alloy wheels, and full LED exterior lighting. Power comes from a next-generation, direct-injected V6 engine with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and stop/start technology. It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Inside the 4-passenger interior of the Buick Avenir are surfaces inspired by nature and sea waves receding on a beach. A colour palette of light and natural tones blended with oiled and buffed wood trim, and Galvano satin-chrome accents, enhance the Avenir’s ambiance.

With regard to infotainment, Buick designers have pushed the Avenir’s technologies for home integration, which would allow accessing home security cameras or the capability of turning on outside lights and closing a garage door that was inadvertently left open. Personal connectivity extends to rear-seat passengers, where USB ports and video screens allow occupants to plug in to their favourite media and slip into complete relaxation.