While the American media heightens calls for the Buick Avista to see production, the Australian media has a different take. Many outlets have dubbed the Avista a reborn Holden Monaro.
But, this is not a new Holden Monaro. As much as yours truly would love to report, this will likely not become anything for our friend down under. In fact, the more General Motors executives comment on the vehicle, the more it seems Avista really is just a design study.
The Holden Monaro, last seen in VZ Commodore guise, and rumored to return with a sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro introduction, will likely stay a thing of the past for the near future.
It does seem plausible, however. The Buick Avista is a sleek coupe with very transformation design. As we called it in one of our first looks at the vehicle, the design is a tad generic. But, as we’ve discussed, that pays dividends when a vehicle is require to look the part for a few different brands. In this case, a Holden lion wouldn’t look too shabby on the Avista. Neither would an Opel blitz.
The second fact of the matter is its platform. Right-hand drive is a no show for GM rear-wheel drive platforms at the time being, something the automaker has promised to remedy. But it’s not an across-the-board measure, according to Motoring.
So, no, this is not the supposed Holden sports car. In fact, it’s looking dimmer than ever that there may actually be a program lurking in the shadows to satisfy the Australian enthusiast.