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Buick Avista Concept Bows at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

After a few rumors started circulating about Buick’s latest concept, the Avista, the company has finally showcased the luxury muscle car at the 2016 Detroit Auto show.
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The company’s newest exhibit is a beautiful coupe, shown in a gorgeous shade of blue with purple accents, called Dark Sapphire Jewel. The Avista is a 2+2 Coupe built on the Chevrolet Camaro platform. It has a 400 HP twin-turbo V6 engine that drives the rear wheels. Even without a more potent powertrain, the car is stunning in appearance, showing an aggressive stance and modern lines.

Last year, Buick showed another attractive concept at the Detroit Auto show, the Avenir. This year, the Avista displays an evolution of some of the ideas present on that particular concept car. A quick look reveals a few components with similar lines, such as the tail lights and the corners of the headlights, but the Avista shows a more dramatic take on the lines of these elements.

The American brand’s officials describe the Avista as a car that embodies the soul of the brand. We think this vehicle should get a production variant ASAP so it can turn this heart on wheels into sales figures.

As far as size is concerned, the Avista is a pretty big coupe, having a 110.7-inch wheelbase (2,811 mm). The aluminum rims have a diameter of 21 inches and bear color-toned accents to match the car’s exterior paint.

The interior features 3D-printed trim for the doors and the seats and is fitted with Buick’s IntelliLink system. The instrument cluster is replaced by a large screen, and the dash merged the area where the gauges are found with the normal area of the infotainment screen. The center console features its own touchscreen interface, separate from the large screen on the dash. We also notice an attractive steering wheel that might have a shot at production while the stylish seats might not be so lucky.

The Avista isn’t Buick’s first concept car that’s easy to love and, hopefully, won’t the last. The American brand is considered to be the father of the concept vehicle, having introduced its first concept car in 1938, the Y-Job. At the time, the vehicle was the Harley J. Earl's (head of design) daily driver.

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