According to GM Inside News, some within the General Motors group weren’t all too impressed when Buick revealed the stunning Buick concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
Apparently, a number of employees working on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro were upset that the Avista stole the limelight off their new Camaro SS, thanks to its flowing, sophisticated and attractive design.
Immediately after the vehicle’s debut, it claimed an array of design awards and was one of the stars of Detroit. While at the time Buick didn’t say whether or not it intended to put the Avista into production, numerous outlets have speculated that it will indeed reach the production line and if true, it could draw customers away from the more old-fashioned Camaro.
Given the fact that a production-spec Buick Avista would almost certainly be powered by a twin-turbo V6 and be priced similarly to the Camaro SS, it’s easy to see why some in the Camaro camp wouldn’t want to risk losing sales to the Avista.
At this stage however, it remains to be seen if the Avista will see the light of day but as it’s underpinned by GM’s current Alpha platform, bringing it to the streets wouldn’t be all to difficult. Making a business case for it to co-exist alongside the Camaro would prove a greater challenge.