Buick’s new Envision SUV, which was unveiled to the public last month at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China, will launch in the country on October 20 with prices ranging from 180,000 yuan to around 300,000 yuan ($29,000-49,500 USD) Car News China reports.
The Envision is manufactured in China by GM’s Shanghai-GM joint venture and rides on General Motors’ D2XX global vehicle architecture. It will slot in above the subcompact Encore SUV and below the larger Enclave SUV in China and will find its way into Buick’s North American model lineup sometime next year.
The Envision will utilize GM’s 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 256 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque coupled with the start/stop six-speed DSS automatic transmission. This helps give the Envision class-leading combined fuel economy of 26.7 mpg and with a new 1.5-liter engine set to be introduced down the road, the midsize SUV may become even more efficient. There are also rumors that a hybrid model based around the 1.5-liter Envision is in the works.