There are cars that win awards; then, there are cars that win awards before they’ve even gone into production, like the new Buick Avista Concept.
The Buick Avista concept recently earned the “Best Future Concept” Reader’s Choice Award from the Detroit News, as well as an EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence for a Concept Car at the North American International Auto Show. This marks the second year running that a Buick concept vehicle has taken home the prestigious EyesOn Design title.
The Buick Avista Concept is an ultra-sleek compact coupe, engineered with ultimate performance at the top of its list of priorities. It features the new electronic precision shift technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 2+2 layout. Even cooler (and more futuristic) are the touch-pad door handles and standard 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine. We hope that Buick decides to put this vehicle into production because we would love to see one of these puppies on the road!
Here’s an image of the all-new Buick Avenir
No vehicle at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show captivated our attention at Paul Sur Buick GMC as much as the new Buick Avenir Concept, possibly one of the most beautiful cars we’ve ever seen come out of the automaker’s design teams.
The Avenir Concept was created as part of a collaboration between hundreds of designers, sculptors, and fabricators at GM’s design studio near Melbourne, Australia, and its design center in Warren, Michigan. It’s even got a French name (“avenir” means “future”), so to call it anything but an internationally-inspired car would be an understatement.
The car is gorgeous. Lovely curves feed into a long hood, and curvaceous rear haunches bleed into the rear decklid to present a car with an unmistakable sense of balance and grace. As the French name suggests, Buick built it with the future in mind. The Avenir Concept’s premium sports proportions and all-new interpretations of traditional cues are a departure from the brand’s usual designs, but hints at a possible future Buick flagship.
We don’t know just yet when or what that flagship would look like exactly, so stay tuned for the latest news! For now, come view our huge selection of Buick vehicles!
Buick Avenir at the NAIAS
Just when we thought we’d seen everything Buick had to offer, they went and surprised us again. The automaker unveiled its Cascada Compact convertible at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week, and pretty much everyone thought that that would be it from Buick. That is, until the automaker unveiled its surprise: the Avenir concept.
The Avenir concept is poised to become Buick’s flagship full-size sedan – and ties together modern technology, high-end luxury, and elements inspired by Buicks from years past. The most obvious distinction is the Avenir’s departure from the modern Buick grille we’ve come to expect. Instead, a brand new grille could be an indication of the future direction of the Buick design language.
The grille is “a modern interpretation of a design introduced on the landmark 1954 Wildcat II concept, which shattered expectations of what a Buick was supposed to be,” said Michael Simcoe, vice president of design for GM’s International Operations, in a news release.
Besides the new grille, some of the Avenir’s other notable features include personal seating for four, full LED exterior lighting, 21-inch wheels, a 12-inch-diagonal color touch screen with next-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment, ionic cabin air filtration, mobile device wireless charging, and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Avenir takes Buick luxury to the next level, and here at Paul Sur Buick GMC, we can’t wait to learn more. Stay tuned for more updates as we get them!