Low and wide, the Buick Avista concept has an aggressive face with a gaping mesh grille, 20-inch wheels shod in Pirelli P-Zero rubber, squinting headlights, and powerful creases extending toward the windshield and front fenders. Graceful curves along the sides of the body, not unlike the profile of Jaguar's F-Type coupe, produce massively flared rear fenders as the greenhouse tapers inward behind the rear seats. From behind, the Avista's rounded rump features a subtle spoiler below the rear window, with chrome-trimmed exhaust outlets at the bottom corners of the fascia.
When we heard rumors that Buick was going to reveal a sports car concept ahead of the 2016 Detroit auto show, a part of us hoped, desperately, that it would be the Grand National reborn. And on paper, the Buick Avista concept checks at least some of the requisite boxes: Rear-wheel drive? Yep. Beastly, forced-induction V6? Try a 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter on for size. And do we see massive carbon fiber brake rotors peeking out from behind those rims? C'mon, all it needs is a sinister black paint job and a GNX badge!
Is Buick cool enough for a two-door sports car with a 400-horsepower engine? General Motors Co. may find out with the Avista concept car, shown for the first time Sunday night in Detroit. For the second year in a row, Buick has a concept with the curvaceous styling of much-pricier brands that takes the nameplate in a new direction, albeit one the brass isn’t sure can be sold under a name still associated with 60-something buyers.
Stylish 2+2 the performance coupe a contender to replace Commodore. Unlike the Avenir sedan revealed in Motor City this time last year, which was penned and put together in Melbourne, the Avista coupe was not designed in Australia. However the size and styling of the two are as similar as their naming, although the coupe gets a lower, edgier stance, with guard-filling 20-inch rims and a shapely B-pillar-less body.
It's not a Grand National, but the Buick Avista concept is show-stopping beautiful and does pack a decent performance punch. On the night before press days at the North American International Auto Show, Buick took the wraps off of its 2 + 2 coupe concept that pushes the brand's design forward, but also moves the company back towards its rich performance past.
Buick rolled out a sleek, 400-horsepower sports coupe at Detroit's Eastern market on Sunday night. Buick suggested that the Avista has design elements that will be rolled out in future products. One interesting aspect: The car lacks a B pillar between the front and rear side windows, a design that Buick said adds to its flowing profile. The top of the car is all glass, making it essentially one large, giant sunroof.
First, a disclaimer: this isn't a real car — yet. But Buick is extraordinarily stupid if it doesn't put the Avista (or something very close to it) into production. The Avista is a swoopy 2+2 coupe (meaning it has two vestigial rear seats, but is mainly designed for two adult passengers) that debuted at the North American International Auto Show this evening, incorporating the Chevy Camaro's platform into a very, very different design language.
General Motors released the first photos Sunday of the U.S. version of what will be the first new vehicle from Detroit's Big 3 that's being imported from China -- the Buick Envision crossover. Ahead of its formal unveiling at the North American International Auto Show, Buick offered a peek at the vehicle that it that will be produced at a joint venture plant in China. Last year, Buick sold more than 140,000 Envisions in China. Americans continue to shift from traditional passenger cars to crossovers and SUVs. Higher-driving positions and more voluminous storage are fueling much of the migrat
Buick tonight revealed the Avista concept – a 2+2 coupe that pushes the brand’s contemporary design trend and attempts to build from Buick's performance roots. This car represents a contemporary grand touring car, with a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 driving the rear wheels.
Buick rolled out the elegant and sporty Avista concept coupe Sunday, the second consecutive year it revealed a stunner on the eve of the Detroit auto show press days. The Avista, described as a rear-wheel drive “contemporary grand tourer,” drew applause from journalists and across social media, but it appears that General Motors Co. and Buick have no plans to build it — at least not now. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra told reporters after the reveal that while she would “love to” build the Avista, it is a design concept that represents the brand’s future direction.