The 2018 Buick Avenir is rightly christened to showcase a line of futuristic vehicle concepts and designs that GM intends to roll out soon. A division of General Motors, Buick is commissioned to build luxury and premium brand of cars.
Buick has been in the automobile business since 1899. It is the oldest active car manufacturer in the USA. Incidentally, Buick established General Motors in 1908. This 2018 Buick Avenir will be released along with LaCrosse full-size sedan and Envision compact SUV.
Though Buick dominates American roads, its cars are well known in Europe too under as Opel.
How will this 2018 Buick Avenir look?
New Buick Avenir 2018 design is based on the Quick Avista concept released in 2015. This vehicle sits on the Omega platform that is used for Cadillac CT6 sedans. It will have a long wheelbase. As the mantra of the Avenir design is to combine comfort and also technologies, exteriors have been given classy touches.
You can see a 3-dimensional mesh grille with Buick’s iconic emblem. Also, front fender has a chrome accent with fog lights on either side. Full LED lighting technology has been used on the headlamps and tail lights. The jewel-eye shape of the headlamps and also twin exhaust pipes make this vehicle more attractive.
The body of the vehicle is fully made of aluminum and high-strength glass. Hence, this will make the car lightweight and fuel efficient. Similar exteriors can be seen in Phantom and Bentley cars.
21-inch multi-spoked wheels will provide drivers a great driving experience.
Interior designs of this 2018 Buick Avenir is as impressive as its exteriors. Expect to see a mix of wood, leathers and chrome parts on the dashboard. Suede upholstery adds to its luxury inside the cabin that will have comfortable space for 4 passengers. The heated and ventilated front seats will also have screens attached on its back-side for rear passenger entertainment.
Intellilink infotainment service will be controlled through a 12-inch diagonal color touchscreen. It will have a unique driver recognition feature and also wireless charging system for mobile devices. Other features include an automatic climate control, audio integration, USB port support, WiFi Hotspot enabled system and MP3/CD player slots.
Safety features will include rear view camera for parking assistance and blind spot monitoring system. Sensors for lane departure and lane-keeping assist have also been installed.
2018 Buick Avenir – Powertrain
A 3.0-liter V6 engine designed by General Motors will be used to run this Buick Avenir 2018. It is expected to deliver up to 400 hp and 400 lb-ft. torque. This powerful engine will be backed by a 9-speed automatic transmission system.
The Avenir is also slated to have a smaller optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that can build up outputs somewhere around 250 to 270 hp.
2018 Buick Avenir – Price and Release Date
However a futuristic vehicle, this 2018 Buick Avenir is expected to be launched in late 2017 and should be priced at around $ 55,000. Buick will be targeting markets in China, US and Europe to rival Mercedes-Benz S-Class and also BMW 7 Series models. It will most probably continue to be sold under the Opel brand in Europe.