Buick Park Avenue

September 22nd, 2014 | Comments Closed | Buick

The Buick Park Avenue is a luxury car full size built by General Motors and sold by its Buick division. In 1975, the nameplate was first used for an appearance on the option package Electra 225 Limited. It became an Electra-equipped in 1978 and its own model from 1991 after the Electra was discontinued. Two generations of the Buick Park Avenue were manufactured in the United States until 2005, while in 2007 nameplate was revived on a large Buick sedan built by Shanghai GM for the Chinese market based on the Holden Caprice Range WM / WN . The nameplate is derived from the rich New York City Boulevard,

The Buick Park Avenue  was still part of the family but Electra 1990 model however, the Buick Electra references were removed from the model 1989 together with the addition of the new line of cutting top Park Avenue Ultra. Some considered 1989 and 1990 models of the “real” first generation Parque Avenidas but those cars were still technically Electra. The Park Avenue did not become a separate model until 1991.

Buick Park Avenue Concept Car

Buick Park Avenue Essence concept car was designed and developed by the Buick division of General Motors to show the advanced technology and style. First shown in 1989 in a metallic light green color, Essence made ​​rounds through the auto show circuit later in a white light. In essence it was a large panel, instrument scanning that housed a prototype navigation system Delco Navicar among other innovations. , Smooth graceful body lines envisaged the eventual production of Buick Park Avenue, introduced in 1991, Essence was driven by the then new version of 185 hp V6 OHV engine 3800 Buick.

Buick Park Avenue First Generation (1991-1996)

The model year 1991 Park Avenue, introduced in 1990, used the platform of GM GMC C until the body was abandoned in 1997, Park Avenue was normally powered by the 3.8 L 3800 Series I V6 with an ultra special using a supercharged version from 1992 (a very limited number of 1991 Ultras had the supercharged engine as an option). Many consider the supercharged model is a “dream” due to its exceptional acceleration, the despite its large size.

The Buick Park Avenue base model came with a 3.8 L V6 engine and naturally aspirated velor interior upgradeable to plush leather. The Ultra comes with a 3.8 L V6 Supercharged engine (optional for 1991 and standard for 1992 and later models) and standard leather interior.  Inspired largely by the 1989 Buick Park Avenue Essence show car, the silhouette of the Park Avenue was often compared to that of contemporary Jaguars and lines of many of its styling cues, including a large grill “dollar-smile ‘mounted they hood, rounded and full-width taillights went to other Buick models redesigned in the 1990s.

The Buick Park Avenue base was available in Europe from 1991 to 1996 and varied by the American version with a truncated tail lights with wider bezel tuition separated amber turn signal and brake lights red indicators the furniture in the rear fog lights red lens headlights with different pattern, white front side markers up, flashing amber front turn signal, turn signal repeaters side, “horn” outside rear view mirrors (mirrors in United States version are fixed and not converted), stronger and seatbelt anchors, “softer” air bags, metric speedometer and gauges. They must comply with European safety regulations and standards.

This generation of Buick Park Avenue was the last Buick to be officially marketed by GM in Europe. This measure was to reduce the “messy” range of models that European consumers confused. After 1996, Cadillac and Chevrolet remained the only brands of General Motors in North America to be sold in Europe.

Buick Park Avenue Second Generation (1997-2005)

An updated Buick Park Avenue was released in 1997, now based on the GM T platform; However GM opted continued to refer to it as the platform C. This new generation was powered by variants of the date of the 3800 series II As before, were unique supercharged Ultra. The seat base provided a hood ornament while the Ultra had a less visible insertion of three shields on the top edge of the grid. The velvet interior trim is offered only as an option for the base model was dropped in favor of leather.

The Park Avenue was largely unchanged until 2003 Buick brands Ventiports returned this year with a bold grille badge wearing a monochrome three largest central shields. In 2005 – its last model year – base Park Avenues received the new grille, and previously Ventiports ultra-exclusive. In addition, the rear fascia was redone across the line with a prominent chrome bar above the support plate license with a script and turn amber signal flashers embossed Park Avenue.

The base of Buick Park Avenue 2004 Buick was the last USDM wear a hood ornament factory. The last 3000 Park Avenues carried Special Edition badging that featured the script of the same name under a silhouette of the skyline of the city of New York. 300 of them were painted with a special finish two-over-platinum black tones. Production ended on June 18, 2004.  The Buick Park Avenue was discontinued after 2005 and in 2006 was replaced by the Buick Lucerne. The Buick Lucerne replaced the Buick LeSabre also higher volume.

Buick Park Avenue Third Generation (2007-2012)

In 2007, General Motors reintroduced nameplate Buick Park Avenue in China in a luxury sedan that replaced the Buick Royaum. Like its predecessor, vehicle is based on the Australian Holden Caprice-built (this time in contemporary / WN WM generation), although, unlike the Royaum, which is assembled by Shanghai GM of CKD. It is offered in three trim levels: Comfort, Elite and Flagship.  The current Buick Park Avenue is powered by Australian-built versions of the GM High Feature engine. Standard engine is the 2.8 L LP1, while the 3.6 L LY7 available as an option on the Elite and flagship models. The Buick Park Avenue engine control unit is a processor of ECM 32-bit Bosch E77.

Buick Park Avenue 2005

Buick Park Avenue 2005