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The style and grace of past Buicks reinterpreted for the future was the basis for the Buick Avista concept car. As things turned out, it was also the basis for an award winner. The Dark Sapphire Jewel hardtop coupe was selected as the “Most Significant Concept Vehicle” of 2016 when North American Concept Vehicle of the Year (NACVOTY) awards were presented on July 31.
On the eve of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Buick unveiled a low-slung concept car that suggests a renewed focus on performance in future production models. The Buick Avista Concept is a rear-wheel-drive 2+2 hardtop coupe that wears Buick’s typically elegant styling cues over some fairly aggressive long-hood/short-deck proportions.
For most new-vehicle shoppers, the purchase of a new car or crossover is a significant life event—one preceded by at least a little worry, uncertainty, and a search for confirmation that the decision to acquire a particular vehicle isn’t a bad one.
Presented here is an unedited press release received by Consumer Guide today.
DETROIT — Coming off a historic year with record sales, four new vehicle launches and awards validating Buick’s quality and customer experience, the brand’s introduction of the all-new Regal TourX brings the latest product to broaden the brand’s lineup in the U.S. Like the successful Encore and Cascada, TourX proves Buick continues to make bold moves outside traditional vehicle segments.
Class: Large Car
Miles Driven: 296
Fuel Used: 14.0 gallons
Perhaps because it’s the first major auto show of the season (and perhaps because it’s set, of course, in California – the tail that wags the fashion dog), the Los Angeles Auto Show often establishes trends later followed at the other major shows.
General Motors’s Buick division issued a press release today announcing the creation of a new top-line luxury sub-brand: Avenir. Per Buick spokesperson Arianna Kughn, Avenir will function for Buick much like the Denali sub-brand does for the GMC truck and SUV lineup.