The Buick Avista Concept a 400-hp Ultimate Grand Tourer

Buick’s long heritage in Performance and Elegance Embodied in the Avista Concept

Sleek proportions, an aggressive 111-inch wheelbase, and 400-hp of twin-turbocharged V6 rear wheel spendor, Buick reveals the Avista concept  ahead of its public debut at the upcoming 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

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Sitting on 20-inch aluminum wheels flanked by front fender vents with those classic chrome accents, we all know Buick as the American automaker producing sophisticated, elegant products. But if we go back – way back to 1909 – it is Buick’s long heritage in performance that really sets it apart. The Avista celebrates this, marrying power and aggressive styling with luxury and grace.

Similar to the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, the Avista concept twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and Stop/Start technology to complement its power with efficiency. The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission and Magnetic Ride Control delivers more precise body motion control. Inside, the centre console incorporates touchscreen controls and extends to the rear seating area. the 2+2 cabin coupe cockpit is definitely driver-focused including touchscreen controls on a widescreen instrument panel display.

Widely recognized as introducing the first ever concept car with the Y-Job back in 1938, the Avista concept is perhaps Buick’s best all-rounded future car to date – for an automaker over 100-years old, that’s saying a lot.


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