A sleek, sweeping proportion is the foundation for this vision of a contemporary grand tourer, with a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 driving the rear wheels and a driver-focused cockpit offering a comfortable, connected center of control.
The Avista’s uninterrupted body lines stretch front to rear. The absence of conventional B-pillars between the doors and rear side windows enhances the flowing profile.
Like the exterior, the Avista’s 2+2 interior is defined by flowing, uninterrupted lines – with intense technical and surfaces details, in everything from 3D-printed door and seat trim to a future vision of Buick’s IntelliLink, with 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.
Buick designers enhanced the passengers’ sensory experiences with next-generation QuietTuning and air-quality control, including advanced noise cancellation technology, ionic air purifiers and aromatherapy.
The concept twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and Stop/Start technology to complement its power with efficiency. The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission and Magnetic Ride Control delivers more precise body motion control.
Exterior features include:
- A 110.7” wheelbase and 63” front/62.9” rear tracks for sporty proportions.
- 20” aluminum wheels with color-toned accents match the car’s Dark Sapphire Jewel exterior.
- Front fender vents with chrome accents evolve Buick’s signature fender ports.
The Buick Y-Job, introduced in 1938, is widely recognized as the auto industry’s first concept vehicle.