As expected, luxury spring Buick Avenir concept receives serial incarnation in the form of a new generation of the LaCrosse sedan. Press service of General Motors released the first teaser novelties, in which all the details visible, memorable grille with vertical chrome “teeth”, which is reminiscent of the classic 1954 Wildcat II concept. Other parts of the car in the picture is not visible, but it seems likely that Lacrosse 2017 model year will get a long hood and Avenir coupe stern.
“We break the idea of what a Buick should be, — said to the press Vice-President mark Duncan Eldred. New expressive design symbolizes the detachment from everyday life and emphasizes the progressiveness of all future models of Buick”.
Technical details about the new, third generation of the 2017 Buick Avenir, yet little is known. The car will be built on a new lightweight platform will receive a more rigid body, five-link rear suspension, improved handling and dynamics. Current Buick LaCrosse generation regularly tops the safety ratings and consumer satisfaction in the U.S., so the new product will have to be a strong successor.
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2017 Buick Avenir release date and pricing
The sales of updated 2017 Buick Avenir is planned for summer 2016. Of course, the first place that will try to conquer the car, will be the North American market.
Release date: summer 2016
About the price and time of the beginning of receiving pre orders a manufacturer will be announced later. It is expected that prices will start from $55,000.
2017 Buick Avenir debut
Presented in Los Angeles a new model from the company Buick – Buick LaCrosse 2017 – became a full-fledged serial embodiment of the concept shown earlier 2017 Buick Avenir Concept. There is no doubt that the car will become the flagship capable of competing with European and Japanese premium sedans class.
2017 Buick Avenir concept redesign
Unlike the Detroit prototype, the new Buick LaCrosse 2016-2017 got a totally different light equipment. The shape of its optics has intense, angular faces, with the preservation of the original streamlined look only at the border of the turnlights. Vendor still uses xenon, only adding to it led running lights.
Changed shape of the grille, a General view of which is entitled “Waterfall grille.” First of all, it has a vertical chrome strips, slightly deviating from the center to the edges. It also flaunts the emblem of the manufacturer, suspended on shiny horizontal insert.
The bumper model has become much more streamlined. Engineers took its acuteness, clearly opting for aerodynamic characteristics.
In the profile of the sedan a “red line” it takes a graceful bend of the “Sweepspear”, starting in the area of the front fenders and extends along the sides up to the stern. As the main wheels for “LaCrosse” is the 18-inch alloy “casting” with multi-spoke pattern.
Very stylish looks aft of 2017 Buick Avenir. The rear lights are completely led, the bisected by trunk lid. Big up bumper features a small diffuser with a pair of oval pipes of the exhaust system on the edges.
2017 Buick Avenir dimensions
The model dimensions have changed slightly: length amounted to 5020 mm (+15 mm), width – 1860 mm (+10 mm), height – 1460 mm (-40 mm). Increased substantially center area (+65 mm), which is now 2910 mm.
Undoubtedly, this will have a positive impact on the size of the cabin. Overall, the exterior of the American news can definitely be called successful. All applied solutions are perfectly combined with each other, not having a clear stylistic failures.
2017 Buick Avenir interior
The premium car even more emphasized by the interior. The basis of the interior are leather and natural wood, combined with carbon fiber.
The center console has undergone significant changes. Now it grows from between the passenger tunnel, waves rising up from the bottom. The Central place occupies the front multimedia system “IntelliLink” with a large 8-inch monitor and “Bose” stereo. Head unit is able not only to show the route and to play files of different formats, but also easy to interact with Android and Apple smartphones.
The instrument panel is completely virtual in the graduated scales came display showing all necessary information. Much improved steering wheel that have an electronic adjustment with memory positions, heated and telescopic column.
The magnificent level of comfort boast leather chairs, which, along with the standard functions of heating and ventilation systems have got massage functions. Such a solution can even the most distant trip to make as light as possible. Rear passengers received not less comfortable seating and virtually unlimited space for hosting, so that for them long forced marches are not a burden.
2017 Buick Avenir accessories
Along with the basic equipment, inside 2017 Buick Avenir can be used induction charger for smartphone, head-up display, full electric, including even the rear blinds, two-zone climate-control system, automatic Parking system able to perform both perpendicular and parallel maneuvers, as well as many auxiliary functions and electronic security systems.
2017 Buick Avenir platform and suspension
The basis of a new generation of 2017 Buick Avenir is an innovative platform “P2XX”, also used in the latest models of Chevrolet Malibu.
In construction of “train” is used significantly more high-strength steel materials and aluminum, combined with ultra-modern composites allowing the vehicle to lose 280 pounds of weight.
The new suspension is fully independent. Front scheme is a structure of type “McPherson”, rear – five-arm. As optional equipment, as well as the maximum support of the filling, provides a different type of front suspension – “HiPerStrut”, complemented by the ability of the shocks to vary their stiffness.
The sedan has rear-wheel drive, and the ability of all-wheel drive performance “Twin-Clutch All-Wheel-Drive”. For the work of the latter pair of couplings with a fully independent electronic control.
2017 Buick Avenir engines
Pre-existing variety of power units disappeared. Now under the hood of a car only one type of engine – V-shaped engine displacement of 3.6 liters. Motor with “DOHC” capable of developing 309 horsepower at 363 N*m of torque. For efficiency increase it is possible to disable half the cylinders when at idle or driving at low speeds. Paired with the engine works 8-step “automatic”.