Buick Avista

December 27th, 2016 | 0 Comments | Buick

The Buick Avista is a concept 2 + 2 coupe built by Buick, first unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on January 10, 2016. The Buick Avista, exterior, finished in the blue top, has a low-slung coupe design flowing pillars fastback with a sloping roof. The front fascia is said to have been inspired by the 1954 Buick Wildcat II concept car. On the inside, the seats are upholstered in the gray leather haze, complete with aluminum inserts in carbon fiber to give the cabin a sportier appearance guide. The instrument panel features a large touchscreen preview a “future” version of Buick IntelliLink infotainment system. The doors and internal components were 3D-printed.

Buick Avista Concept

The concept car is related to Avista Cadillac ATS-V and the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro sharing the same platform rear-wheel drive Alfa. Its chassis uses Magnetic Ride Control to provide a more precise management. Power comes from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that produces 400 hp, supported by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Its engine is equipped with cylinder deactivation to improve the fuel efficiency.

The concept car was met with critical acclaim, winning the award in 2016 EyesOn Design (also won the Buick Avenir in the previous year), as well as being named “Best Future Concept” by The Detroit News. The concept Fastback has been applauded for its rear-drive position perfectly proportioned.

Buick Avista Design

Although the car was simply intended as a design studio, GM was reportedly considering putting the Avista or a similar machine in production, according to a Buick representative. If produced, it is likely to keep the engine from the platform concept. A new report says that GM is reconsidering Avista to produce a new halo vehicle for Buick, citing the great buzz generated since its introduction at the Detroit Auto Show. The nameplate Avista, ie the view in Italian, was previously presented by the trademark application by General Motors on September 22, 2015.

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