The details are still beginning to trickle out regarding what went on behind the scenes surrounding the Buick Avista. So far, we’ve known Buick had no intent to create a production version of the vehicle, but quickly began trying to build a business case after the concept shocked crowds during the auto show circuit.
Rumors began over a four-door coupe variant of Buick Avista, which Buick chief, Duncan Aldred, has admitted was considered. He told Automotive News he has utmost love for the concept, but other projects have taken priority.
“We looked at [a four-door]. We’ve even visualized it,” Aldred confirmed. “It would look wonderful as a four-door as well.” However, the market still wouldn’t make a four-door Avista a massive opportunity in China he went on to say.
Interestingly, Aldred didn’t feel it would a total flop, but still played up the fact other unnamed priorities had to come first within the brand.
“Emotionally, you’d love to build it. I would buy one with my own money and put it in the garage,” Aldred said. “The trouble is, I’m never looking at only one project. I’m always looking at several. I’ve got to weigh the pros and cons of each. There are some strong contenders in that consideration.”
The Buick Avista reportedly was just shy of meeting consideration to enter production. However, we hope Aldred’s vision of a new halo vehicle post Cascada convertible could include something like the Avista.