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Yes there was several angles of the Buick 2+2 Coupe done by the UK GM Design Lab. That is all I ever heard it called.

Who knows what the Alpha may bring in the future. The underpinnings of the Camaro if small enough could provide a place for a nice coupe like this.

I would expect a little less sport car and a little more sport coupe. Something that would appeal to a larger market.

Even in FWD this would make a statment in styling.

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I'm not a Buick guy, but I still think it is the most beautiful design from GM in quite a long time.

I'd hate to see it go to waste.

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LOVELY!! On a RWD platform with base DI Turbo I4 opt DI Turbo V6 this could be a unique from Camaro Model! Buick GNX!!

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Lots of possibilities.

Unfortunately, no other images seem to exist of the design that I posted.

Yup, it's time for the boys at Buick to get off their collective ass and built something beautiful like this.

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>>""Buick Avant"<<

A bunch of different designs show up via Google under that name- interesting.

I like it FAR better than the recent 'Riviera' proposal.

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>>""Buick Avant"<<

A bunch of different designs show up via Google under that name- interesting.

I like it FAR better than the recent 'Riviera' proposal.

Absolutely agree on that - far,far, better.

"Avant" was the name given to the project that produced 6 different designs exploring the idea of a premium small car for Buick.

The rest were throwaways in my book, this one is a keeper.

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It is a beauty. To sully the design with a FWD chassis would lessen its Allure, though.

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I quite like that little detail on the hood. The c pillar and the shape of the rear window. Hopefully the Riv is a standout design. More then just a 2 door regal.

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Yes there was several angles of the Buick 2+2 Coupe done by the UK GM Design Lab. That is all I ever heard it called.

Who knows what the Alpha may bring in the future. The underpinnings of the Camaro if small enough could provide a place for a nice coupe like this.

I would expect a little less sport car and a little more sport coupe. Something that would appeal to a larger market.

Even in FWD this would make a statment in styling.

buick22z.jpg

I do like both designs in this thread (I think they are different). I like the B pillar door handle. As for platform I think gm has everything they need in EPII (112 in wb) for a grand Touring 2+2 coupe, and convert. Riviera and Velite. They have the Platform, powertrain (w/Haldex awd),Global brand and design talent to make it happen.

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is it just me, or does that, from the side, look so much like an altima/maxima/Z...?

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The side shot looks like a dumbing-down of the other image - clearly not just a different angle on the same design.

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It is a beauty. To sully the design with a FWD chassis would lessen its Allure, though.

Hahaha

EDIT: the Canadian LaCrosse was the Allure for a couple years i thought it was a pun on that at first.

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Yes there was several angles of the Buick 2+2 Coupe done by the UK GM Design Lab. That is all I ever heard it called.

Who knows what the Alpha may bring in the future. The underpinnings of the Camaro if small enough could provide a place for a nice coupe like this.

I would expect a little less sport car and a little more sport coupe. Something that would appeal to a larger market.

Even in FWD this would make a statment in styling.

buick22z.jpg

I do like both designs in this thread (I think they are different). I like the B pillar door handle. As for platform I think gm has everything they need in EPII (112 in wb) for a grand Touring 2+2 coupe, and convert. Riviera and Velite. They have the Platform, powertrain (w/Haldex awd),Global brand and design talent to make it happen.

I rally think they are the same. The photos were released at the same time and stated as being the same car. Keep in mind these are computer generated images of the same car from different angles. Often they will appear different from different perspectives.

At least GM claimed and labeled them as the same car so take it for that.

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It doesn't appear to be the same to me. The headlights are different and I see no ventiports in the overhead shot. Also there appears to be more front overhang in the overhead shot. Weren't there a series of "Premium Small" renderings in that cluster depicting varying designs?

Yup, Mr. Bacon, that was a play on the Canadian Buick.:)

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Agreed- these seem to be 2 different take on a similar theme; not the same car.

Don't fall in love with the non-production bits of the design; they won't be in the showroom if the car makes it.

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Take a look at the windsheild and A-pillars as well as the sharp creases all over the overhead view and it becomes clear that the two are different.

The side view is a smoothed and more pedestrian version of the theme, and its not a plus for the design.

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The side view has a strong Nissan/Infiniti feel to it...wouldn't translate well to FWD, I think.

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The side view has a strong Nissan/Infiniti feel to it...wouldn't translate well to FWD, I think.

And it all but deletes the wow factor.

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I love it as is, build it as a nice mid range luxury 2+2. :metal:

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I'd like to know who rendered the image I posted - that's a designer to watch.

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I'd like to know who rendered the image I posted - that's a designer to watch.

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I looked up Robert Melville he is senior designer at Mclaren now.

Melville did both sketches.

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