Buick Avista Concept Receives Concept Car of the Year Award


The Buick Avista Concept has taken home two more awards.

Since its debut earlier this year at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, the Avista Concept has been on display at various auto shows and events in the U.S. This past weekend at the Concours d’Elegance in Plymouth, Michigan, the Buick Avista received the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year awards. The awards recognize the vehicle that makes the strongest impact in terms of automotive design, engineering and market responsiveness. And although the Avista is unlikely to head to production, it still serves as a preview for the brand’s future design direction.

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Judges praised the Avista’s futuristic interior and intuitive design, with the concept highlighted by sleek styling that reinforces the balance of beauty and precision. The Avista Concept’s interior is defined by gliding, seamless lines mixed with leather and aluminum details, while the exterior features titanium and carbon fiber details.

“The design process of the Avista brought the team together to unite around a future direction for the brand and the great teamwork and enthusiasm it generated,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director, Buick Global Design. “While looking to the future, we also wanted to honor the rich heritage of Buick by integrating timeless design cues in this beautifully progressive concept vehicle.”

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  • Max Pond

    Should have been the new Camaro.

  • Bug S Bunny

    As the commercial says: “that doesn’t LOOK like a Buick!”.

  • roundthings

    Looks great and they won’t build it.
    GM is comatose