Redesigned 2017 Buick LaCrosse Takes Inspiration From Avenir Concept

Buick LaCrosseEarlier this year at the North American International Auto Show, the Buick Avenir concept was awarded the 2015 Eyes on Design Award for “Best Concept Vehicle.” Line all of the concepts up from the show and it was easy to see why the Avenir should be recognized.

The Avenir concept featured a distinctive grille inspired by the ’54 Wildcat Concept II, a body that featured flowing, kinetic lines and a fastback rear. Its stunning design had a lot of people wondering whether we might see the Buick Avenir concept make it to production one day.

While that hasn’t exactly happened (yet), Buick has previewed the upcoming redesigned 2017 LaCrosse and if you see the Avenir in its design, know that this was very deliberate on the part of Buick. According to Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, “The Avenir concept shattered expectations of what a Buick could be and the 2017 LaCrosse promises to do the same.”

Of course, it’s not just about looks for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. The luxury sedan was also designed to offer a more “dynamic driving experience.” Outfitted with a new five-link rear suspension and built with a stronger, lighter chassis, the LaCrosse should be very fun to drive and help you look very good while doing it.

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