Buick Envision SUV To Launch In China October 203
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.
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I like the sleeker grill. The waterfall is more razor-like, protrudes less.
This issue will be important for the next Regal & future Omega flagship.
I’m excited, Buick is finally developing a true luxury line up on par with Lexus, Hyundai, Acura and I dare say Audi. By keeping process low, Buick is creating a new premium segment (luxury minus pretense) much like Olds and the old Buick of the 50s.
I sincerely hope this new SUV makes its way to Europe as a successor to the ancient Antara, maybe if volumes allowed it could find it’s way into production at one of the two European facilities equipped to build cars on D2XX architecture.
I like this Buick Envision , while Cadillac continues to over price their vehicles ( and according to the new head of Cadillac ) , has no plans of a price reduction , Buick will fill the vacuum . One thing I noticed is the tri-shield emblem on the grill is red white and blue . Hope they keep it that way .