Buick Avista Convertible Looks Stunning, Rendering Begs for Production Version

Buick Avista Convertible rendering 3 photos
Photo: Theophilus Chin
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Buick got things right at the Detroit Auto Show for the second year in a row, with the superb Avista coupe concept following last year's Avenir sedan concept. As a result, the Internet came up with the now-typical rendering approach, which, in this case, brings forth an eye-catching open-top version of the concept.
With this rendering showing a vehicle that effortlessly puts the Buick Cascada to shame, we can only thank image manipulator Theophilus Chin for coming up with such a proposal.

Unfortunately, while the rendering seen here screams for a production version, we wouldn't start saving money to buy one. For one thing, the fixed roof model itself is rather unlikely.

The main reason for that is Buick's dependence on the Chinese market. The country covered 80 percent of Buick's 2015 sales, which rose to 1.2 million vehicles.

With the Chinese clientele preferring long wheelbase sedans, two-doors aren't exactly a trend over there, which is why a production Buick Avista doesn't seem likely.

While such a proposal does seem like a viable one on Buick's home turf, the figures mentioned above mean the US alone probably isn't enough to build a business case for such a car.

General Motors could turn to Opel to build the coupe, though, as the European carmaker has been talking about a spiritual successor for the Manta and GT for about half a decade or more.

Nevertheless, Opel sales don't seem healthy enough to justify the introduction of such a vehicle, especially when a coupe brings low volumes by definition.

Still, we mustn't lose hope. While the Avenir isn't likely to get the green light, Buick does need a new flagship once the Cascada ends its presence on the market, and we don't expect the automaker to have presented two concepts just for the sake of the show.
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