Avista Concept Turns Heads at the 2016 NAIAS
Those of us here at Arnie Bauer have seen the Avista Concept car – and let’s just say, it’s a beauty.
The Buick 2+2 coupe was revealed right before the North American International Auto Show and everyone from critics to Buick lovers had the same reaction. Gorgeous.
And this concept vehicle doesn’t just display elegance and beauty on the exterior, the interior features a new beach-inspired 3-D print design, Superior Blue foundation color complimented with Mist Gray leather seating and trim, carbon fiber and aluminum accents, advanced noise cancellation technology, QuietTuning, air quality control, ionic air purifiers, and aromatherapy.
Buick design experts say the goal was for the Avista to portray a sense of fluidic movement – from front to rear. “Waves, whether from the sea or in the sand, are all about motion and flow,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director Global Buick Design. “That’s exactly what this concept is all about – flowing design and the purity of the driving experience.”
The American auto company also wanted to give us a glimpse of the future of the brand.
The Avista Concept features Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system with touchscreen controls, a wide instrument display panel, and center console that extends to the rear seating area.
The new Buick provides unique storage options for passengers with open side storage compartments designed into the front of the console using a similar technology found in the 2017 Lacrosse.
According to Buick, the Avista represents the brand’s return to performance.
This is expressed in the exterior design of the vehicle, as motion becomes the prominent theme, just as it does in the interior.
Taking cues from the 2015 Avenir Concept, as well as the LaCrosse, body lines flow from front to rear, the intentional absence of B pillars between the doors and rear side windows, a long hood, and muscular shoulders reminiscent of the front engine coupe GT, all point to the brand’s new expression of evolutionary performance.
Of course, the fact that the rear-wheel drive Avista is also built on the Alpha platform and uses a 3.0 liter, 400-horsepower twin turbo V6 which is married to an 8-speed automatic transmission, further bolsters this concept coupe’s power credentials.
With sport’s car stylings meshed with the brand’s iconic penchant for sophistication and beauty, it’s no wonder the Buick Avista Concept was presented with the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Concept Car at this year’s auto show.
Arnie Bauer is undoubtedly excited about the production version this coupe. Stop in to our showroom today, located a short drive from Tinley Park, IL, to see all our new models.