2019 Buick Regal Avenir Debuts With Upscale Styling And New Technology

Buick has introduced the 2019 Regal Avenir.

Designed to build on the success of the LaCrosse and Enclave Avenir, the luxury-oriented model has a familiar design but is distinguished by a three-dimensional mesh grille and exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels with a pearl nickel finish.

The exterior styling changes are barely noticeable, but bigger updates occur in the cabin. Drivers are greeted by whisper beige or ebony leather front seats with diamond quilted accents and embroidered headrests. A closer inspection also reveals Avenir-branded sill plates and special floor mats with contrast stitching.

The real highlight of the interior – according to Buick – is the addition of the company’s new “cloud-connected infotainment system.” Debuting on the Regal Avenir, the system has GPS navigation, voice recognition technology and access to an assortment of apps.

Other standard features include a wireless smartphone charger, an eight-speaker Bose audio system and an assortment of driver assistance systems. The latter include rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert and lane change alert with side blind zone alert.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.

The 2019 Buick Regal Avenir will go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch. However, the model will likely be on the expensive side as the Buick noted demand for midsize cars, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, has grown 30 percent in the past four year.

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  • LOOKS GOOD.
    OFFERING A BEIGE INTERIOR IS BETTER THAN THE STANDARD BLACK.

    • Bo Hanan

      Not sure when but Buick became a Chinese company.

      • Rzrlf

        back who knows when, China’s last emperor liked buick and imported a bunch and they caught on. it seems like it was eventually going to happen.

      • DJ

        The only reason Buick still exists is because early on the convinced the Chinese that Americans love them and aspire to own one.

  • MarkoS

    I’d really like to know GM’s plan for Buick now that Opel will soon be out of the game.

    • Zandit75

      Probably exactly the same as what happens to the Holden Commodore, since they are one and the same. Since PSA bought Opel, both brands are going to loose a number of models from their lists.

    • performante

      SEE: GM’s VSS architecture plan.

      • MarkoS

        Great constructive comment and info, thanks. I hope they really take the effort to do something meaningful with Buick, I think it has as much or more potential than Cadillac.

  • Yishay

    First of all, the photos are horrible. From what I can mangle together from the horrible photo shots, the car looks handsome but I’m afraid they didn’t bring enough of the concept over to this production to garner anyone under the age 50. This will be a middle aged persons car but it didn’t have to be. In the end I guess that’s the only age category that will be able to afford it in Trumps economy so I guess it will work out just fine for Buick.

    • Earl Scheib

      Trumps economy? To be honest, its kicking ass, and if you’d ever find some motivation and crawl from your parent’s basement and stop acting like a victim, perhaps you too could afford a 30k$ automobile. Oh, and look down, it looks like your pacifier fell out of your mouth.

      • Matt

        Man those are some over-used and childish insults, it reads literally like every comment on Fox News.

        I’m surprised you didn’t call him a snowflake and ask him to find his safe space.

        • Kevin C. Barnes

          Two more TDS sufferers.

          • Matt

            Can you come up with something original or possibly even relevant to the conversation?

      • Larry Qualls

        And its not Trump’s economy, its remnants of OUR pervious President.

    • LOP OFF TWO DOORS AND BRING BACK THE SKYLARK.

    • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

      The Buick is built in Germany as an Opel and Vauxhall. They cost the same in Europe as they do across the US. This has nothing to do with Trump’s economy, you just need to admit that you simply can’t afford one, and its your own fault.

      • Yishay

        It’s no secret that trumps Tariffs will affect the price of building cars which will be passed down to the consumers paying higher prices, so you can send your nasty gram somewhere else.

        • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

          Absolute nonsense. As a European, I think it is about time Buicks were actually built in the US for the American market. Nobody wants a rebadged Opel.

    • brn

      Really? We’re going to use this article to start a political btch session?

  • Earl Scheib

    Nice car, but no way in hell I’m spending 40k on a 2 litre 4 banger. F that.

    • Six_Tymes

      how about 55 grand or even 100+ ? plenty of cars now with this tech spec. And if you respond with “its not a Buick, i say DUH.

      the point is, lots of cars now in this price range and well over over 40 grand, with 2.0T’s

  • UhhHuhh

    LOL..grandpa seats

    • Six_Tymes

      sorry to offend, but that is the dumbest statement i have seen on here in a long time. I’m sure you’ll reply with another

      • UhhHuhh

        whoaaa! Awesome / comfortable seats!!…didnt mean to offend you, grandpa

  • diesel_vdub

    Looks decent… interior isn’t bad. How about an Avenir version of the wagon that is not jacked up and leaves off the stupid body cladding?

    • RIGHT? OPEL/VAUXHAUL’S VERSION IS ONE OF THE SHARPEST WAGONS ON THE MARKET AND SOMEONE AT BUICK SAYS “LETS SLAP SOME CLADDING ON THAT BAD BOY”.

      • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

        Opel/Vauxhall version has cladding. It was a GM decision made across all three brands before GM sold the two European brands to Citroen-Peugeot.

        • Able

          He clearly means the regular wagon.

  • SteersUright

    “Upscale styling”??

    • Bo Hanan

      Thaaaaaank You!

  • :/ Yurr

    I honestly think that GM should discontinue Buick’s and put all that money into Cadillac’s.

    • brn

      I’m just happy they’re making sedans.

  • AntBee

    So, this will be the top-of-the-line Buick Regal? All of that tech and leather, and it doesn’t even come with a sunroof?
    The Enclave and LaCrosse Avenirs have sunroofs.

    I hate how car manufacturers do packages, now, roping one into a package one does not want/need, just to get a sunroof!

  • Rick Rozycki

    40grand and only an 8speaker stereo. I hope they at least put in a 4 way lumbar adjustment.

    • mihsf

      Quantity doesn’t mean quality, you know.

      • brn

        Agreed. My car came with seven speakers. I replaced five of them and disconnected the other two. My fewer speakers setup completely outclasses the old setup.

  • Bram Dekker

    Looks decent… interior isn’t bad. How about an Avenir version of the wagon that is not jacked up and leaves off the stupid body cladding?

  • nassim

    Probably exactly the same as what happens to the Holden Commodore, since they are one and the same. Since PSA bought Opel, both brands are going to loose a number of models from their lists.

    • Matt

      Oohh another comment-stealing bot

  • Will_95LV

    If this is around $45k to $50k then I’d rather have a A5 Sportback that’s decently equipped then this shit.

  • Stephen G

    My first impression was Malibu with new grille.

  • steve

    Looks like a rebadged Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia that is sold in Europe

    • Wojtek Warias

      That’s literally what it is.

  • botornot387

    looks good, but man are diamond stitched seats starting to get wildly overplayed. It’s like all of these designers and marketers look and go, how do i make this more luxurious, hmmm lets do diamond stitch seats. Be creative, stitching go any way you like. End rant!

    • Larry Qualls

      Right …. And for whatever reason, this looks cheaply done.

      • botornot387

        They all are starting to look cheaply done. It started at about the time Nissan did it in a Maxima, and now they just look meh and cheap. The ones on the Genesis are particularly bad looking

        • Larry Qualls

          I actually think that Audi does a great job with it in the TT. The padding and deeply stitching combo looks meaningful. That said, they didn’t do the back seats! Booooo

          • botornot387

            Audi definitely is one of the best when it comes to diamond stitched seats, but it has kind of been a signature of S models, probably why so many have copied it. But alas still played out!

          • Larry Qualls

            Agreed!

  • Steven Sposato

    I’d rather have a loaded Mazda6 or Accord.

    • TrevP

      Yea I would to, but this is nice for the class its in.

      • Larry Qualls

        What class is that? I totally would class this with Mazda 6 and Accord. Am I wrong?

  • EyalN

    this is why we need tax on chinese cars.
    looks very chinese

  • DJ

    So, quilted seats. That’s the big dif from this and a fully loaded standard model ? FORD tried this with the Titanium package and that turned out so great they had to stop selling sedans. Lol

  • Brent Morrison

    Sales disaster. This is what happens when you listen to enthusiasts.

  • Larry Qualls

    Republicans control all three branches of the government! How can anyone block anything?? We can tell where you gather your fake news. Faux News, aka FOX!

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