The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir will be the second vehicle in the Buick lineup to offer the Avenir trim, after the Enclave, which Buick announced would carry the Avenir trim earlier this year. Originally described as a new luxury sub-brand for Buick, the Avenir name has transformed into a luxury trim that will slowly be rolled out across the Buick lineup.
The LaCrosse Avenir has the same shape and largely the same styling as lower LaCrosse trim levels, but its Avenir-exclusive upper and lower front grilles set it apart, as well as standard 19-inch wheels or available 20-inch wheels and Avenir badging.
Inside, the Avenir offers brown or black leather seating, standard Navigation, a panoramic moonroof, and more. All-wheel drive is available, as are driver assist features, and variable dampers for a softer ride.
These features are in addition to all the features that come on lower trims of the LaCrosse, like convenient wireless charging, heated front seats, Quiet Tuning™, and more.
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir will be available early next year. Pricing has not yet been announced. To hear more about the LaCrosse Avenir or the Enclave Avenir when they arrive, give us a call today at Rivard Buick GMC.
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse went through a complete redesign before making its debut late last year. With its new look and style, the LaCrosse is more impressive than ever—so impressive, in fact, that it was named to Wards 10 Best Interiors list for 2017.
The judges from WardsAuto were impressed with the LaCrosse’s spacious cabin, excellent technology for connectivity and safety, comfort, and a sophisticated design that can set a new standard for the Buick brand.
One judge wrote, “There’s a stylish element to this Buick I’ve never seen before in my lifetime.”
Inside, passengers will find plenty of room to stretch out with abundant leg, shoulder, and hip room both in the front and back. Technology-wise, the LaCrosse’s frameless 8-inch IntelliLink screen blends in nicely with the clean lines that flow across the dashboard.
In addition, the technology interface includes features modern buyers are looking for including OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all of which will make in-car connectivity seamless and intuitive. In addition, numerous advanced safety technology features are available.
Earlier 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.
Are you looking forward to the 2017 Buick LaCrosse? Well, thanks to some crafty photographers across the globe, we now have more photographs than ever of the 2017 LaCrosse, which was recently caught while testing in China.
We can see from the images that the 2017 LaCrosse has a very slender frame with a low roofline, fitting right in with the latest trends in mid-size cars. However, it still has its own, signature sense of Buick flair.
Even the front fascia of the 2017 LaCrosse looks sleeker, but what’s most surprising is the new vehicle’s interior, which appears to have changed entirely, looking more refined and high-tech than ever.
Check out a gallery of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse spy photos here, to get a good look for yourself. Hopefully, Buick will release some official images of the new car soon.
What do you think of the new Buick LaCrosse? Let us know what you think about the model in the comments.