Two years ago this concept was one of the biggest attractions at the 2016 International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept was accepted well both by the critics and the crowd, so everyone expected to see a production model as soon as possible. However, the company’s spokesman stated that the new exciting coupe will stay in a form of a concept because it is nothing more than a design study. A few years later, it looks like the company’s management has changed its mind and that the sleek coupe is about to come. So far, this is only a rumor and we are waiting for the official confirmation for the 2020 Buick Avista.
As we’ve mentioned, this concept was one of the biggest attractions in Detroit two years ago. It comes in a coupe form, featuring a sleek profile and plenty of long curved lines. This car was inspired by another Buick’s car from the 50’s, called Wildcat. For the production model, we hope the company won’t change it a lot. Most of us would suggest tweaks to the rear end, which seems to be the weakest point. Anyway, the concept from two years ago definitely looked production friendly. So, only minor modifications are expected on the model that should compete with numerous sports cars, including a few ponies like Mustang and 2020 Camaro.
While the exterior relies on classic styling solutions, the interior of this concept came with a very futuristic design. It came with plenty of long, elegant lines, large odd-shaped touchscreens, plenty of 3D printing and other details that made this concept look so futuristic. However, this approach doesn’t seem so likely for the production model. In order to cut down development expenses and production costs, the new 2020 Buick Avista will probably feature more production-friendly interior. Expect the dashboard probably borrowed from some of the Buick’s current model, of course with further modifications. Still, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t see plenty of new tech features, including some advanced driver-assist systems.
The concept version of this stylish coupe came with an efficient 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. There is no reason why the production model shouldn’t feature the same unit. It delivers around 400 horsepower and comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Such a combination should be able to provide some nice acceleration numbers. Expect to see 0-60 time around 4.5 seconds, while a top speed should go around 155 mph. To make it more competitive with performance versions of models like BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, the company could also introduce a V8 powertrain option. In this case, we should see a new 4.2-liter twin-turbo unit, which delivers around 550 horsepower and comes with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Buick Avista Release Date and Price
At the moment, we are still waiting for the official confirmation. Most likely, the new model will come late in the next year, as 2020 Buick Avista. When it comes to the price, we will know more details in the future. Still, some reports suggest a sum of $35,000, roughly.