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Buick Avista Earns Reader’s Choice Award for Best Future Concept

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The Buick Avista Concept has recently been given Detroit News’ Reader’s Choice award for “Best Future Concept”

The interior of the Buick Avista Concept looks quite futuristic
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The Buick Avista has won the Reader’s Choice award for Best Future Concept from The Detroit News.

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The panel who voted for this award consisted of approximately 100 readers of the paper who attended the Detroit Auto Show. The ceremony was held at the Detroit Athletic Club. Holt Ware, director of Buick exterior design; Bryan Nesbitt, executive director of global Buick design; and Elizabeth Wetzel, director of Buick design, received the prestigious trophy from Nolan Finely, the editorial page editor for The Detroit News.

“This award is special because this is the Motor City and it was decided by people who reside here – alongside many of the men and women who poured their hearts and souls into this concept,” says Nesbitt. “Because Avista represents the future essence of Buick design, an award decided by consumers is a great vote of confidence.”

One other very notable attendee of the award ceremony was Mike Duggan, who is Mayor of Detroit.

The Buick Avista is a smooth 2+2 coupe, which is equipped with a 400 horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The Avista also comes with 20-inch aluminum wheels, a three-dimensional mesh grille with Buick’s new winged tri-shield insignia and 3D-printed door and seat trim.

Earlier this week, the Avista also earned the Award for Design Excellence for a Concept Car from EyesOn Design. This was the second straight year Buick picked up the prestigious design award, as the Avenir Concept also took home this award at last year’s North American International Auto Show.

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Gallery: 2016 Buick Avista Concept