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2016 Buick Avista Concept news, pictures, specifications, and information

Buick Introduces Avista Concept

Design elegance, performance heritage conveyed in turbocharged 2+2 coupe

DETROIT – Ahead of its public debut at the North American International Auto Show, Buick today revealed the Avista concept – a 2+2 coupe that pushes the brand's contemporary design ethos and rekindles its historic performance roots.

A sleek, sweeping proportion is the foundation for this vision of a contemporary grand tourer, wîth a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 driving the rear wheels and a driver-focused cockpit offering a comfortable, connected center of control.

'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 wîth beautiful elegance.'

The Avista's uninterrupted body lines stretch front to rear, suggesting motion – resembling Buick's design language introduced on the Avenir concept and carried into production on the 2017 LaCrosse. The absence of conventional B-pillars between the doors and rear side windows enhances the flowing profile.

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.0 L., 6-cylinder

'There is elegant simplicity in the Avista's surfaces, which speak to the purity of the car's performance, and a timeless beauty that's a hallmark of Buick design,' said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director Global Buick Design. 'It was designed to capture the spirit of the perfect drive.'


Marking the front and rear, Buick evolves its signature wing-shaped lighting wîth 'soft curtain' elements that create illuminated 'halos' around lamps' edges, suggesting a three-dimensional shape and sculpture. Their design forecasts the evolution of Buick's production lighting features, while the Avista's grille features the brand's new winged tri-shield insignia set against a three-dimensional mesh background.

Additional exterior features include:
◾A 110.7-inch (2,811 mm) wheelbase and 63-inch (1,601 mm) front/62.9-inch (1,598 mm) rear tracks for sporty proportions and an aggressive stance
◾Twenty-inch aluminum wheels wîth color-toned accents match the car's Dark Sapphire Jewel exterior
◾Front fender vents wîth chrome accents evolve Buick's signature fender ports.

Performance-oriented, modern cockpit
Like the exterior, the Avista's 2+2 interior is defined by flowing, uninterrupted lines conveying elegance through simplicity – wîth intense technical and surfaces details, in everything from 3D-printed door and seat trim to a future vision of Buick's IntelliLink, wîth touchscreen controls on a widescreen instrument panel display.

The center console also incorporates touchscreen controls and extends to the rear seating area. Open side storage compartments built into the front of the console are enabled by the new Electronic Precision Shift, similar to the 2017 LaCrosse.

A Superior Blue foundation color echoes the exterior and is complemented wîth Mist Gray leather seating inserts, console trim and door trim. Exposed carbon fiber and aluminum accents throughout reinforce the precision of the performance-oriented driving experience. The fading pattern on the seats, console and doors were inspired by waves receding at a beach's edge.

'Waves, whether from the sea or in the sand, are all about motion and flow,' said Nesbitt. 'That's exactly what this concept is all about – flowing design and the purity of the driving experience.'

Buick designers enhanced the passengers' sensory experiences wîth next-generation QuietTuning and air-quality control, including advanced noise cancellation technology, ionic air purifiers and aromatherapy.

The Avista also advances Buick's legacy of turbocharged performance, which carries forward in the 2016 Regal GS and other models. Similar to the 2017 LaCrosse, the concept twin-turbocharged 3.0L V-6 features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and Stop/Start technology to complement its power wîth efficiency. The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission and Magnetic Ride Control delivers more precise body motion control.

Source - Buick
 
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