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Buick Avista Concept Shows Off Its Curves in Detroit

BuickBuick showed off a new concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that had us craving for a new sports coupe. Titled the Buick Avista concept, it borrows many of its looks from the award-winning Avenir concept, which debuted last year at the same event.

The front end features the prominent grille and wings that stretch away from the colored tri-shield logo. In addition to the flashy, aggressive headlights, these are all design cues we should expect on future Buick models at College Chevrolet Buick.

Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing an impressive 400 horsepower—all sent to the rear wheels for maximum enjoyment. It reminds us of Buick’s racing heritage and hints at future performance models—at least, so we hope.

“The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick sales, service, and marketing. “It is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.”

Silverado Special Ops Concept to Be Released as Limited Edition

The SEMA Show is typically an event for automobile manufacturers to play around with their lineup and exhibit the most off-the-wall concepts their minds can conceive.

One of Chevrolet’s entries this past SEMA Show was the Navy-inspired Silverado Special Ops Concept, which bore a more aggressive appearance paired with a blue camouflage paint job. Now, the Silverado Special Ops has been confirmed for production, with Chevy stating that the truck will be released in limited quantities.

The SEMA concept version of the Silverado Special Ops truck was based on the Chevy Silverado Z71 model, which is optimized for off-roading capabilities. Paired with 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, the custom paint job, and an LED light bar, the Special Ops pickup is headed for production as an optional trim level package for the base Silverado.

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

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The Silverado Special Ops concept was conceived as a tribute to Chevrolet’s sponsorship of the Army-Navy football team and was shown at the big game. For each unit of the Special Ops model sold, Chevy pledges to donate a portion of the proceeds toward the National Navy SEAL Museum. Get yours at College Chevrolet Buick.

New Chevrolet Bolt EV Production Starting by 2017

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

2015 Chevy Spark EV

The Bowtie brand has come up with a new EV model that should knock Tesla off its perch atop the EV world. Chevy already has the Spark and Volt EVs in its lineup, but the new Chevrolet Bolt EV will bring Chevy’s EV technology to a bigger market than ever before. The Bolt started life as a concept, revealed just last month, and now is already slated for production to hit the market by 2017.

“The message from consumers about the Bolt EV concept was clear and unequivocal: Build it,” said Batey. “We are moving quickly because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles.”

Here’s how the Bolt EV will shake up that status quo: it will have a 200 mile range, a starting price of $30,000, and more. Those numbers make it affordable and practical for people from coast-to-coast, not just in California.

Of course, there’s a whole lot we still don’t know when it comes to the Bolt EV, but we do know Chevrolet Bolt EV production will take place at the Orion Assembly facility in Detroit. We also know it will have several driving modes; it will work with DC fast charging technology; and, it will sport progressive and stylish design elements. Share your thoughts about the upcoming Bolt with us at College Chevrolet Buick.

Buick Avenir Concept Car Interior Hints at Future of Brand’s Design

Buick Avenir

Buick Avenir Concept Car at CAS

Consumers who are looking to purchase luxury cars often want the best of the best—especially in their vehicle’s interior. The Buick Avenir concept car interior provides customers with a sleek, sophisticated design and high-quality materials within its cabin, helping the vehicle—which debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) earlier this year—earn awards left and right.

“With Avenir’s interior, we really wanted to select materials that would complement the surfaces within,” said Rebecca Waldmeir, Buick Color and Trim design manager. “Using a distinctive combination of premium leather, suede, wood, chrome, and acrylic, we were able to design elements that flow seamlessly throughout the interior.”

The Avenir’s interior combines a variety of top-notch materials, putting a twist on traditional Buick interior styling with a nature-inspired look. These new design cues hint at the future of the Buick brand’s design philosophy, showing that the American carmaker is on the path to becoming a leader in the luxury segment.

To see more innovative interior design from Buick, make sure you visit College Chevrolet Buick to check out the interior of our showroom!