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1989 Buick Park Avenue Essence

A light green (later white) four-door sedan was developed by GM's Advanced Design Studio No. 1. It has aerodynamic front and rear fascias. The windshield base and instrument panel are far forward. The instruments are presented in a wide and sweeping display and rich leather interior, owned by Buick Motor Division, Flint, Mich.


Key Features: Fiberglass body, GM Delco Navicar navigation system similar to Lucerne's, separate entertainment and climate controls for the driver and passengers, the remote actuator opens the doors, and a button on the door closes them automatically, a 5-inch color television for the rear-seat passengers is positioned in an overhead cross-car console just behind the front seats. The Essence features the then-new 185-hp 3800 V-6.


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