Buick Avista Named Concept Car of the Year by Michael Accardi August 2, 2016August 2, 2016 Share Comments Thread The quiet debut of the Buick Avista during the 2016 Detroit Auto Show continues to reverberate in a big way for the brand. The slick sheet metal of the Avista received the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year awards at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan this past weekend. “The design process of the Avista brought the team together to unite around a future direction for the brand and the great teamwork and enthusiasm it generated,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director, Buick Global Design. “While looking to the future, we also wanted to honor the rich heritage of Buick by integrating timeless design cues in this beautifully progressive concept vehicle.” It’s still unclear if General Motors plans to produce the Avista, especially after the supposed stir it caused at the Renn Center. Regardless of the Avista’s future, kudos to the Buick Design team for churning out what may prove to be a timeless design.