Before the (extremely short-run) 2016 Buick Envision arrives on dealer lots, vehicle developers made sure to put it through the gauntlet to see to if that the new crossover is up to snuff for the US-market. This includes hot weather testing – the Buick Envision endured about a year of desert testing grounds in Arizona, where it faced extreme dust, steep hills, and scorching heat.
Buick also performed something that is called the “grit tough simulation,” where the vehicle is run through a mixture of sand and water. This simulation, along with a dusty course test, lets the engineers know how sealed the Buick Envision is – that is, how well it can keep the outside elements from getting in. For example, the triple door seals do a great job of insulating the Buick Envision interior, and minimizes dust intrusion.
Hit play to see what else Buick has done in order to further enhance and refine the 2016 Envision, currently on dealer lots. The 2017 Envision, meanwhile, is right around the corner, and is expected to expand on its availability and feature a lower entry MSRP.