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Montreal Autoshow: Buick Allure

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Here are some pictures I took of the Silver 2010 Buick Allure CXL at the Montreal International Autoshow in Quebec, Canada on Tuesday January 20th.

This was a Canadian show debut.

Off the bat, I have to say that the interior is beautiful!!!

The car looks very striking as a whole, and the best angle in my opinion is the rear 3/4.

I noticed this model had slightly different headlights than what the press pictures showed.

The sweapspear looks cool in person, although the general proportions of the car will take some getting used to.

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I like the interior...looks like the front end is very tall, not unlike the current Taurus and the new MKS... I stood next to an MKS and it seemed like the fender line and hood were as high as a typical SUV.

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I dont get the tall front end on non-European cars. I know Europe has pedestrian safety standards, but I dont think we have them, and lets face it, the LaCrosse/Allure isn't going to be a huge seller in Europe.

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!!!TED!!!: Thank you for taking and sharing these photos.

My pleasure. Although looking back, I should have taken more, and at better angles. No side view...durr..

I have a video I will post soon too.

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I dont get the tall front end on non-European cars. I know Europe has pedestrian safety standards, but I dont think we have them, and lets face it, the LaCrosse/Allure isn't going to be a huge seller in Europe.

Maybe China has such regs. Or the US/Can will have them eventually. Or it's intentionally tall to make the design more appealing to Americans used to SUVs.

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This car has such nice lines and detailing. Thanks for posting!

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That bling across the rear incorporating the logo is just tacky, marring what otherwise would be an impeccable exterior.

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I love all GME's Epsilon II children.

There's one more to be shown, one that, according to Sweden's car registry, is the same length as the Insigina... Can u guess which one it is? :smilewide:

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There's one more to be shown, one that, according to Sweden's car registry, is the same length as the Insigina... Can u guess which one it is? :smilewide:

OK. I'll pretend. Oh what could it be, what could it be! :AH-HA_wink:

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And good thing they cordoned it off...otherwise we'd have to suffer through pictures of Kris deconstructing the dash :puke:

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And good thing they cordoned it off...otherwise we'd have to suffer through pictures of Kris deconstructing the dash :puke:

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Brief video:

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OK. I'll pretend. Oh what could it be, what could it be! :AH-HA_wink:

:lol:

Only 8 months more until the Frankfurt Show :)

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There's one more to be shown, one that, according to Sweden's car registry, is the same length as the Insigina... Can u guess which one it is? :smilewide:

9-5, I presume? So there is Insignia, Regal, LaCrosse/Allure, 9-5, and in a few years, the next Malibu and Impala?

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9-5, I presume? So there is Insignia, Regal, LaCrosse/Allure, 9-5, and in a few years, the next Malibu and Impala?
3 SWB (Malibu, Insignia/Regal, 9-5) and 2 LWB (LaCrosse and Impala). I kept the Chevy's names, but nobody's sure how Chevy's naming scheme will turn out...
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3 SWB (Malibu, Insignia/Regal, 9-5) and 2 LWB (LaCrosse and Impala). I kept the Chevy's names, but nobody's sure how Chevy's naming scheme will turn out...

That's certainly plausable. I don't see a reason for Chevy to change their names, but who knows. Of course, a question mark is what becomes of the Aura and G6 in the new GM reality...

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<_<

Brief video:

Video confirms it: that chrome strip is just tacky.

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I want to love this car...so conflicted. Maybe it's the sort of car that you need to see in person. It isn't photogenic.

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I really want to know who designed and authorized that chrome strip across the back because I seriously question their taste level.

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I really want to know who designed and authorized that chrome strip across the back because I seriously question their taste level.

Alas, that seems to be a styling cue that a lot of car makers are doing these days...Lincoln, etc.

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Alas, that seems to be a styling cue that a lot of car makers are doing these days...Lincoln, etc.

It isn't always so poorly executed, though. See, this Buick looks fantastic except for that chrome strip, which IMO makes it look like a Hyundai. Cadillac does their big chrome strip across the back of the CTS better. It just seems to me that the chrome around the taillight surrounds on the Buick is just fine. On the CTS, the chrome strip works because there is very little chrome on the rear; on the Buick it is just overkill.

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Wonderful dash board...nice curves and sweeps

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Hideous roof rail...chunkier than that on the Malibu

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Great canted grille with fanned out vanes...it's what is immediately around it that's not too nice, like the shape of the headlamps per the Sebring

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A picture is worth a thousand words -- Look, there's a G8 out ahead of the Allure -- now that looks nicer and cleaner.

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