2016 Buick Avenir Concept, Price

The 2016 Buick Avenir Concept seems to be the greatest
surprise of this year’s North American International Auto Show.
This luxury car, designed by an Australian design studio, in
terms of elegance and luxury stands as a role-model all future
models should look up to.

Exterior

It looks like the 2016 Buick Avenir exterior has received a bit
uncommon but at the same time futuristic look. The designers
have directed their work in such way that it meets and combines
the tastes of the customers from Australia and China, since
Buick vehicles are mostly sold on these two markets. However,
the Buick company wishes to take over the European market and
become an actual global brand.

2016 Buick Avenir 10 NCI

The exterior panels along with the aluminum inserts have all
been hand-made, which is not so common. The panels blend
together and all the lines flow uninterrupted.

As for the material used, every bit is either aluminum- or
glass-made, which means there are no plastic lights or bumpers.
The tail lamps are accompanied by aluminum mirrors, whereas the
glass is scratch and shatter proof.

Interior

The interior features and design should match the exterior.

The expectations in terms of infotainment are pretty high. The
enthusiasts are awaiting some hi-tech wonders such as wide
infotainment screen no smaller than 7”, top safety features.

2016 Buick Avenir interior NCI

As for the comfort, elegant leather- and suede-upholstered
seats in the higher trim levels are expected in the least.
Perhaps even heated and ventilated front seats. What is known
for sure is that the New Buick Avenir will offer 4 seats.

Engine and performance

According to some speculations, the reason there still isn’t
much talk of the engine is that GM doesn’t actually have an
engine to power this kind of vehicle. The adequate engine is
probably yet to be developed, because it will most likely be a
hybrid powertrain that would be able to offer the proper
smoothness for such luxury car.

2016 Buick Avenir 4 NCI

It might be a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 mated with a pair
of electric motors and a set of batteries for a total power of
higher than 500 hp and 550 pound-feet of torque. In case this
was THE engine, it should be accompanied by a 9-speed automatic
and a rear-wheel drive transmission.

As for the performance, it’s estimated that the vehicle should
accelerate 0-60 mph in cc. 6.5 s, with the top speed 155 mph.

Price and release date

The manufacturer remains silent on the actual release date, but
rumor has it that the 2016 Buick Avenir will hit the market by
the spring of 2016. The prototype version might appear on 2015
La Auto Show. The price is yet to be revealed, but according to
some calculations it shouldn’t go under $60,000.