Buick Avenir, Y-Job Concepts Attending A Design Seminar At Florida Concours10
The sleek, sultry 2016 Buick Avenir concept didn’t fail to impress when it made its worldwide debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. In fact, quite a few observations were made regarding its familial resemblance to the iconic Buick Y-Job concept from 1938.
Now, both of these timeless beauties will be making an appearance on Amelia Island in Florida, at the 2015 Amelia Concours d’Elegance.
The news comes our way courtesy of Automotive Addicts, who report that the very fitting capacity in which the modern concept and its storied prewar counterpart will be attending is as part of a seminar, entitled “The Design DNA Of Iconic Cars.” GM Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn will be in attendance, alongside Mercedes-Benz Head of Design Gorden Wagener, and Porsche Exterior Design Director of Special Projects Grant Larson.
That’s a pretty A-list group of automotive design executives.
The trio will be addressing the seminar’s attendees regarding the responsibility of vehicle designers to sustain brand DNA throughout years of new cleansheet designs. The Buicks’ presence there isn’t at all hard to figure out. Said Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Concours Bill Warner: “One look tells you that the Avenir is a blood descendant of the 1938 Buick Y-Job, long considered history’s first true concept car.”
“For more than six decades Buick concept cars have a habit of launching technology into the mainstream of American car design.”
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Keep an eye open here as you have not head the last of this car no matter what GM claims at this point.
I don’t see any design cures shared here. Am I missing something?
I don’t see any design cues shared here. Am I missing something?
too many concept cars and all things. We need real things
It needs to remain a concept only as long as they are considering a V-6 with “Active Fuel Management”.
maybe the future RWD flagship won’t exactly clone the Avenir concept but something simuler to it.
The Buick Avenir is a beautiful Automobile! Now if the Cadillac had this look, its sales would be a lot better, than it is doing now
Art and Science is dead. It’s been watered down to the point of pathetically bland.
Caddy would be wise to pick up an Aveair-like design ethos and call it American Exceptionalism. Such an controversial naming would be a good counterpoint for German Engineered.
Seen the Avenir at the Detroit Auto Show this January . The interior I think is more concept than the body . Would not be suprised to see some of the ” design cues ” make it to a upper luxury car for Buick in the not to distant future . JMO
Volkswagen goes grazy. VW goes farther away with each passing day more and more. I never thought that VW is the model towards which would arrive. Europe has been a Ford-Opel-vw vw with a long but has gone for ever, and goes further. Vw began to seriously move forward with the VAG croup 2000s. Volkswagen and Ford moves to follow. That is volkswagen , this is not the Audi , or any other VAG product.
I hope that GM can understand what is happening in the automotive industry. This is a very harsh reality.