2016 Detroit Auto Show: EyesOn Design Award won by Buick’s Avista image

The crisp rendition of a possible large coupe coming from GM’s Buick brand has been awarded the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence, concept car section at the ongoing North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

This is actually a rather surprising repeat achievement for Buick, which was also the recipient of the award during the 2015 edition of the Detroit auto show, that time around for the mesmerizing Avenir concept. The name of the award is pretty self-explanatory to its purpose – it is bestowed on the prototype making its official public debut during the North American International Auto Show and best embodying the design – it’s also a different category from the one awarded to the best design for a regular production car.

“Design has always played a large role in Buick’s rich history and recent success. The Avista concept has been a labor of love by the team of designers, sculptors, engineers and talented craftspeople, including our UAW partners, who created this beautiful statement of Buick design. Avista represents the future essence of Buick design,” commented executive director of Buick Global Design Bryan Nesbitt.

By the way, if you’re wondering what the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence stands for, it’s an award designed to raise awareness for EyesOn Design, a benefit of the Henry Ford Health System’s Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. By the way, the Avista is rumored to share the platform with the latest gen Camaro and Cadillac ATS, meaning there’s a higher chance than with the Avenir to reach the production line in the near future.