Much like the 1928 Y-Job, designed by Harley Earl and considered the auto industry’s first concept car, the Buick Avenir and Avista concept sedans are test beds and not intended for production. Buick Envision offers a 2-liter turbo 4 that boosts performance to 252 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The first Buick was manufactured in Detroit in 1903. It also was the first brand for General Motors, formed in 1908, and it took a backseat in reputation only to Cadillac, which GM acquired in 2009. Rumored to be on its way out, Buick has made a stunning comeback the last 10 years. To keep the momentum going, Buick has eliminated production of sedan, to focus on the more popular utility vehicles. At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, visitors will see its newest — the Encore GX. “Our strategy is a direct result of listening to both our current customer base and our potential base,” explained Stuart Fowle, communications manager for Buick. “Drivers want SUVs, not sedans. Last model year, our sedan sales were only 10% of our total sales in the USA. The decision was really made for us, and we were responsive to the wants and needs of our customers.” Buick currently markets the Encore, Envision, and...