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Aldred on Avista Production: “We’ll See About Building It”

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Buick recently revealed its new Avista Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

2016 Buick Avista Concept
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Buick, apparently looking to establish a new precedent of unexpectedly thrusting surprising and exciting new concepts on the world every January, revealed its new Avista Concept last night prior to today’s kick off of the North American International Auto Show. This two-door, 400 horsepower sex machine further enunciates Buick’s desire to move away from its perceived status as the preferred vehicle of the elderly, and as was the case with the Avenir Concept last year, immediately raises questions as to whether a production version is on the horizon.

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According to Bloomberg, Buick intends to use reaction garnered on the auto-show circuit to determine whether a low-slung coupe would be marketable, but Buick-GMC VP Duncan Aldred seems to suggest that the Avista is merely a design study that will pave the way for something different down the road (as the Avenir Concept very much foreshadowed the recently-revealed 2017 LaCrosse).

“It’s a concept car and it has styling intent,” said Aldred. “We’ll see about building it. If it gets great customer reaction at the auto shows, then we’ll have a job to do to see if we should build it.”

Far be it for us to dictate to Duncan Aldred, but, yeah, you should start doing that job because you should absolutely build this thing.

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News Source: Bloomberg