Buick Avista Concept Combines Legendary Design and Performance
Buick already has the road mapped out for its next generation of vehicles.
And that vision is represented in the revolutionary Buick Avista concept coupe.
Revealed back in January at the North American International Auto Show, the sleek, sculptured two-door two-seater was designed with a different kind of audience in mind.
This new concept coupe signals the brand’s plans to create a new perception of its vehicles for the future, while keeping with the cultured, legendary performance it’s been known for in the past.
Based on Buick’s alpha platform, the Avista shares the same underpinnings as the Chevy Camaro and the Cadillac ATS, while adopting its stylish looks from the Avenir concept.
The coupe’s new winged tri-shield grill design and Jaguar F-Type-like sloped roof are a few of the features borrowed from the Buick Avenir, which debuted last year.
Flowing lines and a 110.7 inch wheelbase showcase the Avista’s bold looks and sporty stance. Sleek 20-inch aluminum wheels are packaged in Pirelli P Zero tires, and a classy-mesh background and front fender vents are a nice step up from the traditional fender ports.
Wing-shaped lighting resemble halos around the edge of the headlamps, which Arnie Bauer is told, will soon be present in other Buick production vehicles.
The interior of the new Avista concept is equally impressive.
Carbon fiber and aluminum trim materials accent the vehicle’s flowing design language and the brand’s IntelliLlink infotainment system which features a widescreen instrument panel and touchscreen controls, is said to be a preview of what’s to come in future Buick automobiles.
A floating center console houses another touchscreen and extends to the rear of the vehicle. Cabin air quality is enhanced with an aromatherapy system and ionic air purifiers, while an active noise cancellation system reinforces the interior’s ocean-inspired driving experience.
And the Buick Avista doesn’t disappoint under the hood.
A 400-horsepower, twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 is enhanced by fuel –saving, cylinder deactivation and start-stop technology. The vehicle’s engine is married to an eight-speed automatic transmission with magnetic ride-control for better handling -a feature that will also be made available on popular vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevy Corvette.
With Buick’s luxurious blend of sophisticated style and unyielding performance, it’s no wonder the Buick Avista coupe was named the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle at the 2016 North American Concept Vehicle Awards ceremony in July. If you are looking to get into a Buick, stop in to Arnie Bauer, just a short drive from Tinley Park, IL.