Much like the Avenir, the Avista was also extremely well received from press and critics alike, earning it the 2016 EyesOn Design award.
The EyesOn Design award recognizes the best concept and production designs making their debut at the Detroit Show. This is the second consecutive year Buick has won the award.
“Design has always played a large role in Buick’s rich history and recent success,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director, Buick Global Design. “The Avista concept has been a labor of love by the team of designers, sculptors, engineers and talented craftspeople, including our UAW partners, who created this beautiful statement of Buick design. Avista represents the future essence of Buick design.”
The Buick Avista was designed as a modern, contemporary vision of a grand tourer in 2+2 configuration. The exterior lines are said to evoke motion, while the inside is meant to “ease” the driver while providing a performance-oriented cabin.
Now, we know Buick is capable of designing these vehicles, we truly hope more of the design finds its way to production vehicles. Or, maybe Buick could just build the Avista. That’d be great.