Sport Touring Edition Meet Luxury’s Sporty New Profile
2016 Buick Lineup
When Buick rolled out the Avenir Concept car at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year you could probably hear the sound of chins hitting the ground. It is, quite simply, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Design cues from the Avenir will later hit the streets on the new LaCrosse and will eventually expand to cover the whole Buick offering. But until then there is still plenty in the Buick stable to get excited about.
The company is expanding its Sport Touring line-up to include versions of each of its sedans. The LaCrosse ST, Regal ST and Verano ST, join the cute-as-a-button Encore Sport Touring with its new, more powerful turbo-charged mill.
Each of the new Sport Touring models feature a rear spoiler and special 18-inch wheels with machined faces and black internal pocket surfaces. In addition, the LaCrosse Sport Touring includes Buick’s IntelliLink with Apple CarPlay capability, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, remote start, eight standard air bags and leather-trimmed seats, heated up front. The Regal Sport Touring adds a standard rear camera system, and Verano Sport Touring adds dual zone climate control.
The Encore Sport Touring features an upgraded 1.4-liter turbocharged power plant to go with the cosmetic upgrades, and it transforms the personality of this little crossover into an even more nimble and sporty vehicle, delivering great performance, excellent fuel economy and a big grin for whoever is lucky enough to be behind the wheel.
The Sport Touring models expand on already thoughtfully designed and executed cars, adding luxurious touches and cosmetic upgrades that elevate these cars to the extraordinary. Buick’s overall strategy is to expand it’s offering through offering “design-focussed choices”, as is also demonstrated in the Tuscan Edition of the best-selling Enclave cross-over.
These cars are all part of the evolution of Buick, America’s oldest car company. With the demise of the Pontiac and Oldsmobile brands, Buick is uniquely positioned to fill the gap between GM’s Chevrolet and Cadillac offerings, and these cars, along with the afore-mentioned Avenir Concept, are an indication of the great things to come from Buick.