The Buick Envision concept debuted in China at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in August 2014, but GM has yet to confirm the compact crossover’s arrival to America. Now, Edmunds says that the CUV should hit American shores during the third quarter of 2015.
The five-passenger Envision slots between the Buick Encore and Buick Enclave. When it launches in the U.S., it is likely that the Envision will be sold with mild hybrid technology, wherein the engine would shut down when the car is coasting, braking or stopped, then restart when the accelerator is depressed.
“We can’t confirm anything, but clearly it is a very nicely designed and executed product that is very much a Buick,” the vice president of Buick-GMC sales, Duncan Aldred, told Edmunds, adding that the Envision would fit into “a big segment in the U.S”
The Envision is expected to be available as both front- and all-wheel-drive, both likely powered by Buick’s Turbo 2.0L Ecotec I4.