The Buick Avista Concept has been revealed at the Detroit Motor Show 2016, with the 2+2 coupe pushing the brand’s contemporary design ethos and revitalising its historic performance roots. The primary features of the prototype include a 400 hp twin-turbocharged engine and the driver-focused cockpit that offers a comfortable, connected center of control.
The Avista’s flowing lines stretch across the exterior, resembling Buick’s design language introduced on the Avenir concept which has also been carried onto the production version of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. The absence of conventional B-pillars between the doors and rear side windows enhances the flowing profile.
A 110.7-inch wheelbase, along with 63-inch front and 62.9-inch rear tracks give the concept a sporty and an aggressive stance. There are also twenty-inch aluminum wheels with color-toned accents that match the car’s Dark Sapphire Jewel exterior paint.
Meanwhile, The twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and Stop/Start technology. An eight-speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the rear wheels of the car.
Apart from that, the interior looks modern with intense technical and surfaces details, in everything from 3D-printed door and seat trim to a future vision of Buick’s IntelliLink system, with touchscreen controls on a widescreen instrument panel display.
“The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “It is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.”