Buick sedans are on the outs, but the Avenir brand is in

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Buick sedans are on the outs, but the

Avenir brand is in: The Sleuth is pick­ing up lots of buzz af­ter Buick an­nounced that it was re­plac­ing the Re­gal sedan for 2018 with a Re­gal hatch­back and a Re­gal “Sport­back TourX” wagon. Cou­pled with the demise of the com­pact Ver­ano sedan ear­lier this year, that leaves only the full-size LaCrosse as the sole Buick with a trunk. Mean­while, the Avenir (the French term for fu­ture) brand that was ap­plied to a 2015 Buick con­cept sedan, will be used to iden­tify a pre­mium trim level on the new 2018 En­clave tall wagon. In­cluded will be a unique mesh grille, 20-inch wheels, a lux­u­ri­ously trimmed in­te­rior and all the lat­est ac­tive safety tech­nol­ogy. A 302-horse 3.6-litre V-6 is the power source.

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The Avenir name will be ap­plied to the Buick En­clave as a pre­mium model, packed with style and tech­nol­ogy.

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