The Buick Avista is a powerful and sporty looking 2+2 coupe concept
which gives the relativley dull brand a much needed injection of excitement.
The Buick Avista concept is Chevy Camaro sized, and the similaries
in proportion are also fairly striking - especially when viewed from
the rear angle. That's no suprise however when you consider both cars
(as well as the Cadillac ATS) are based on GM's Alpha platform.
The Avista would sit somewhere between the Camaro and ATS, not as
sporty or flash as the Camaro, but not as luxurious as the Caddy.
Despite these compromises it's definatley a handsome vehicle in its
own right, and although GM could be accused of going for the easy
option of badge engineering, the Avista, as well as the Camaro and
ATS clearly have their own identities.
The Avista's uninterrupted body lines stretch front to rear and resemble
Buick's current design language introduced on the Buick
Avenir concept and carried into production on the 2017 LaCrosse.
The interior design of the concept continues the exterior's theme
of flowing uninterrupted surfaces. The cockpit features a future vision
of Buick's IntelliLink system, with touchscreen controls on a widescreen
instrument panel display. The center console also incorporates touchscreen
controls and extends to the rear seating area.
Powering the Buick Avista concept is a twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter
V6 engine which produces 400 horsepower and sends it to the rear wheels
via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine features active
cylinder deactivation and stop/start technology to improve fuel economy.
|Engine / Drivetrain
||Twin-turbocharged, 3.0 litre, V6