General Motors Stuns NAIAS WIth 400 HP Buick Avista Concept
General Motors stunned crowds at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today when it unveiled the Buick Avista concept, a sleek 2+2 coupe with a twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant and gorgeous styling styling borrowed from the Avenir concept car
Under its sculpted hood sits a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 that sends a whopping 400 hp to the rear wheels. Yup, this marks the return of the “fast” Buick!
Meanwhile, an eight-speed automatic transmission, Active Fuel Management, and Magnetic Ride Control systems ensure Avista is also refined, comfortable and efficient.
Up front sits Buick’s revised grill and newly coloured tri-shield emblem, while chrome wings flank the emblem on either side.
“The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “It is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.”
Massive 20-inch wheels sit under all four corners while colour-matched accents compliment its eye-catching Dark Sapphire Jewel exterior paint colour.
Best of all, Avista is a sign of things to come. It’s a stunning concept that pushes Buick’s design ethos into new directions and we truly hope Buick brings it to market. In the meantime, let’s cross our fingers the Avista will one day make it’s way into showrooms across the country.
Yup, that’s a Buick.