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After having tested the water with the Avenir trim on the likes of Enclave and LaCrosse with promising results, Buick is now bringing the same treatment to the 2019 Regal.
The carmaker says half of all Regal Sportback buyers go for the top trim level and ‘over the past four years, demand has risen 30 percent for midsize cars priced between $30,000 and $40,000.’
So, there you have it: the proper time to introduce the Regal Avenir, which debuts Buick’s first cloud-based infotainment system. With it, customers can access apps and interact with the car using profiles and voice recognition.
On the cabin topic we can tell you that the Regal Avenir adopts a Whisper Beige color scheme with Ebony accents, diamond quilt-stitched front seats with embroidered headrests and the compulsory Avenir badging on the sill plates.
Visually speaking, the Buick Regal Avenir stands out as far as the exterior is concerned thanks to a 3D-mesh upper grille and 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels.
It’s also packed with standard safety features, including the likes of rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, auto-leveling LED headlamps and side auto-dim mirrors. The adaptive cruise control system is available as an option.
Powertrain-wise, things remain unchanged. The 2019 Buick Regal Avenir draws its strength from a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mill making 250 hp and 260 lb-ft, married to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
As for pricing, you’ll have to wait until early fall, which is the same time Buick is expecting the Regal Avenir to reach dealerships.