It has been a while since Buick had a performance car, but it looks like this is about to change with its latest production ready concept car 2017 Buick Avista, which was presented at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The model isn’t quite as aggressive as the Riviera concept although it features Buick’s new dynamic design language combined with a futuristic interior, in addition to a sporty powertrain equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 working in tandem with a pair of turbo chargers.
The fact that the model actually has an engine under its hood takes it one step away from a concept and a step closer to a real production car.
Despite the brand new design, the model is built on the Chevrolet Camaro platform, featuring the same 110.7-inch wheelbase as the Camaro, as well as athletic proportions will make it appealing to fans of muscle cars.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Buick Avista features clean and sweeping lines with a touch of flair provided by a dynamic front and athletic rear.
The unique design language is evident in the prominent chrome-accented grille, and thin headlamps. The sculpted bumper and hood include air vents positioned near the muscular fenders, which house 20-inch wheels with a split-spoke pattern.
The long doors and flowing roof line add to the athletic outlook, while the prominent rear renders advertise this is rear-wheel animal with plenty of juice on hand. The rear comes across as slightly bland as compared to the front, although it includes thin LED taillights and chrome tipped exhaust pipes housed in a large diffuser.
The interior is where things really take off, featuring flowing futuristic lines with dashboard and center stack integrated into a single unit via a massive display screen, while a slightly smaller instrument display sits right behind the wheel.
The seats and the dash are covered with perforated leather with chrome and aluminum accents thrown in for good measure. The cabin also features ventilated seats, active noise cancelation system and IntelliLink system.
The 2017 Buick Avista is fitted out with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 packing around 400 horsepower and coupled to an 8-speed automatic and GM’s own Magnetic Ride control.
The performance figures are still unreleased, however we predict the model will be able to make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in around 5.2 seconds.
Price and Release Date
Since this is only a concept it is hard to predict when and if it will go into production, however there are rumors that we might start seeing the 2017 Buick Avista by end of 2017. The pricing will likely start at roughly $40,000.
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