2016 Buick Envision Will Be All-Wheel Drive Only18
While Buick hurries to hit the hot midsize crossover market with the 2016 Buick Envision, the brand has also confirmed, along with the short options list, that the luxury CUV will not be offered in a front-wheel drive configuration.
The 2016 Buick Envision will arrive with standard all-wheel drive, regardless of trim or specifications, according to Buick.
We expect a lengthier list of options, and front-wheel drive, to grace a 2017 Buick Envision. Right now, Buick is certainly focused on bringing the crossover to the U.S. first and foremost.
The 2016 Buick Envision will be imported from China, where, initially, 60,000 to 70,000 units are expected to be brought in for sale. We’ll have the latest news on the Buick Envision live from the 2016 North American International Auto Show this week.
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FWD will become available in subsequent years along with a smaller displacement or less powerful engine option.
At that time I expect production to shift to NA at the same plant(s) producing the Equinox/Terrain version.
is this going to be available in Canada for 2016?
Yes we will be getting it in canada for 2016. But with a total of about 60,000 units for the first model year for USA, Canada, Mexico supply might be limited.
AWD may just be standard this because of the price class. It is going to cost more than the Terrain an advanced AWD system would be good to make standard.
I hope this communist made SUV is a flop and does come choose to there estimates
I hope not a flop. It is a Buick, only one of two US car makers. Many cars in US market are made in Japan, Canada, Mexico and Europe, including GM and Ford brands. I just want US car makers in business not to mention GM and Ford make good cars and very safe. If you want cars made in USA then buy more US brand cars. Then they would ramp up US production facilities. I don’t really care about Japan made cars. They are light weight and mostly unsafe, not to mention their profit goes back to Tokyo.
we bailed out GM….. they owe the US to make it here…. I dont want a China Buick….
The US and Canadian governments have gotten their payback for their bailout dollars.
If GM is profitable that will do more to protect and increase NA jobs than anything else.
If you don’t want to have to bail them out again then you need to realize that building some cars in places like China needs to happen.
It’s good for Buick to better distinguish the Envision from the upcoming platform mates from Chevy and GMC by providing standard AWD. GM needs to do all they can to eliminate the inevitable price and content overlap all these CUVs will create.
I wish they’d do this for the XT5. Buick is for casual luxury buyers who put comfort and style over driving dynamics.
I have an SRX and Terrain. Not made in US but Canada…. not happy, but better than CHINA….. think I am finished with GM
What is the ground clearance on this Buick?
Guys, UAW members or not, the market is now completely global. Adapt or die. There are plants all over the planet. The plan is to bring the Envision into production as a US built vehicle (whatever that even means anymore) over time. The Encore is Buick’s most popular model and it’s built in KOREA. The Regal I drive is a rebadged Opel Insignia and it’s a great car. Get used to it because it WILL NOT change. The GMC Acadia is a carline with the most USA sourced parts and construction and even then it’s about 73% American. Evolve or die. This is it for the unions. Foreign auto makers have plants all over our country. It just is what it fucking is.
What is the ground clearance/curb height of the Envision?
I want to know the ground clearance as well, being I live in Houston. LOL
Yes, what is the ground clearance/curb height of the Envision? STL wants to know!