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Buick Avista concept could preview a sexy Buick coupe

Although Buick has unveiled the new 2016 Envision crossover at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Avista concept will likely steal the spotlight. The 2+2 concept is a sexy coupe that Buick says “rekindles its historic performance roots.”

Buick Avista

Although Buick has unveiled the new 2016 Envision crossover at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Avista concept will likely steal the spotlight. The 2+2 concept is a sexy coupe that Buick says “rekindles its historic performance roots.”

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The Avista’s 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. “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.”

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Since the Avista rides on a 110.7-inch, which also happens to be the same length as the new Camaro, the Avista may actually share the same platform as the Camaro. The sleek Avista concept is powered by a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 that sends its power to the rear wheels. The V6 is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and the engine features Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and Stop/Start technology to save fuel.

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Buick hasn’t revealed any production plans, but it would be nice to see a more performance focused model enter the Buick lineup. If the Avista is in fact based on the Camaro’s platform, then it actually may become a reality.

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