Each year consumers look to the Detroit Auto Show, known formally as the North American International Auto Show, for the latest and greatest releases in the automotive industry. The show is a chance for automakers to showcase their latest advances in technology and design and provide a preview of what buyers can expect to see on the market within the near future. Whether it’s simply a refresh of an existing model, a brand new vehicle, or a futuristic concept car, companies bring their A-game to this industry event. And the 2016 show was no exception. From alternative-powered cars to highly anticipated redesigns, these are the 10 best releases from this year’s event.
10. Buick Avista Concept
This is certainly not your grandfather’s Buick, that’s for sure. GM has been investing plenty of resources into its entry-level premium brand over the past several years, and it shows. The Buick Avista Concept is a stunner. The 2+2 sports coupe is powered by a 400 horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine and features large front-end grille with the brand’s new winger tri-shield insignia. The car’s Dark Sapphire Jewel exterior and chrome accents provide an air of sleek elegance that Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, says “embodies the dynamic soul of Buick.” He goes on to say that the Avista “is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.” And we couldn’t agree more.