GM has revealed the first teaser image of the all-new Buick GL8 Avenir in China, the only country in the world where Buick’s full-size MPV is currently sold. This four-generation GL8 preview shows off a completely reinvented image, as the brand will also introduce a new range-topping version that will become the model family’s new flagship.
The new Buick GL8 Avenir’s world debut in China is imminent, representing the production version of the striking Buick GL8 Flagship Concept presented by GM at the Guangzhou International Motor Show in 2021. The concept model allowed us to imagine a new flagship variant of the Avenir that will be much more luxurious.
The next-generation Buick GL8 Avenir will debut the brand’s evolved “sculptural beauty” design language and reinforce its position as Buick’s flagship in the competitive Chinese market. In fact, SAIC-GM, General Motors’ main joint venture in China, went a step further, stating that this model will open up a new segment of premium MPVs in China and once again elevate the highest level of luxury currently offered by this legendary brand founded in 1899.
The teaser image of the upcoming Buick GL8 Avenir shows some details on the left front end, featuring a massive mesh-patterned grille that covers a large section of the bumper. We can also see the redesigned Matrix LED headlights, and speaking of lighting, the new GL8 will also feature Buick’s new lighting signature with DRL lights that extend vertically and horizontally.
Additionally, the official preview of the next-generation Buick GL8 Avenir shows that the model we’ll see in the near future will feature a two-tone paint design similar to the one featured on the GL8 Flagship Concept. The image released by Buick shows a metallic turquoise painted bumper that could define the entire lower part and a silver upper section. Both colors are visually separated by a horizontal line with the Buick name in the middle area that extends above the headlights to the sides.
The all-new Buick GL8 Avenir will debut in the coming days during a special event that SAIC-GM is preparing to not only showcase this new vehicle, but to showcase its future in China. The automaker confirmed that the new MPV will co-exist with current third- and second-generation models, ranking above the GL8 ES and GL8 Classic.