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Trio of concepts point to the future: Acura, Buick and Genesis dream vehicles look ready for the road

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Vancouver show always does a great job of displaying the classic cars from the past. But increasingly the show is peeking into the future of automotive design and technology thanks to concept vehicles.

Test Drive Review: 2017 Buick LaCrosse

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Whenever a manufacturer redoes one of its cars, it hopes to make it more likeable. That’s the result Buick has achieved for the 2017 LaCrosse. Things to like about this latest LaCrosse include a new 3.6-liter V6 with more power and better economy, plus an 8-speed automatic in place of the former 6-speed. There’s a stronger yet lighter structure for the new body, which is styled with touches first seen on the brand’s well-regarded 2015 Avenir and 2016 Avista concept cars. An impressively quiet cabin offers more passenger room, and those passengers can take advantage of an increased count of co

Cadillac Escala vs. Buick Avista: Which LA Concept Is Better?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - While their production EVs still looks dorky (as in the Chevy Bolt), American automakers are daring to dream of a bright future for their flagship models. Both Buick and Cadillac brought sleek coupe-like concepts that cut against the grain of the general direction this industry is headed in.

Buick Envision 2.0T AWD Tested: Innocuous Luxury From China

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Despite producing recent flashy auto-show darlings such as the Avista and Avenir concepts, Buick and its offerings have never been a substitute for Red Bull around C/D headquarters. It’s a sentiment that extends to the brand’s new Envision compact luxury crossover, which for 2017 begins its first full year on sale.

Buick Avista wins two concept awards

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Buick Avista has received the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year at the 2016 North American Concept Vehicle Awards ceremony recently at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan.

Striking concepts define Buick’s past and future

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A pair of Buick concept cars won significant honors this week as the brand powers through a year rich in new vehicle introductions. The auto industry’s first concept car — the 1938 Buick Y-Job — was inducted into the National Register of Historic Vehicles just days after the dynamic new Avista concept was named Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2016. The Avista drew praise from the panel of automotive journalists who named it both Best Concept Car and Most Significant, an award selected from the winners of three categories of concept vehicle that debuted in North America over the last year.