Buick has introduced the new Avista concept ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Buick has introduced the new Avista concept ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Billed as a "contemporary grand tourer," the Avista is a stylish coupe that features a carbon fiber front spoiler, slender headlights, and a prominent grille with mesh inserts.  Moving further back, we can see a sculpted hood, front fender vents, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.  The concept also has muscular rear fenders, a dual exhaust system, and a short trunk with an integrated rear spoiler.

The upscale styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find Superior Blue and Mist Gray leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim, and aluminum accents.  The model also has a digital instrument cluster, an IntelliLink infotainment system, and touchscreen controls on the full-length center console.  Other highlights include a panoramic glass roof and two individual rear seats.  The concept also boasts noise cancellation technology and ionic air purifiers with an aromatherapy function.

Power is provided by a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 400 horsepower.  Buick declined to elaborate but said the engine has a start/stop system and cylinder deactivation technology.  It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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