Buick Envision To Receive New 1.5T Engine In China17
With the recent official launch of the all-new Buick Envision Plus in China, General Motors introduced a third member to the Envision family of crossovers offered by the Tri-Shield brand in the Asian country, alongside the refreshed first-generation Envision and the Envision S. With the expansion now complete, the automaker is about to add a new turbocharged 1.5L engine to the powertrain lineup of the two second-generation models.
As a matter of fact, Chinese authorities have just revealed that SAIC-GM, the General’s main joint venture in the country, recently declared that it will launch new entry-level variants of the all-new Buick Envision S and Envision Plus in the Chinese market. These variants will be equipped with an all-new turbocharged 1.5L engine, which will complement the existing turbo 2.0L LSY inline-four.
According to SAIC-GM’s statement, the company’s new 1.5L engine that will be available in the Buick Envision family in China is a four-cylinder block with a displacement of 1,498 cc, and will produce 150 kW or the equivalent of 201 U.S. horsepower. The authorities’ information leak did not reveal the torque figure or compatible transmission choices, but the engine will carry the RPO code LAH.
The new turbocharged 1.5L I4 set to power the Buick Envision family in the Chinese market will notably be the most powerful engine of that displacement GM has ever built. For comparison, the as-yet-announced LAH is significantly more powerful than the turbo 1.5L engine offered in several current Buick models in the Asian country, which produces 124 kW or 166 horsepower.
The new 1.5L engine will become the base powerplant for both the standard-size Buick Envision S as well as the five- and seven-seat variants of the extended-length Envision Plus, which could be exclusive to the Chinese market. The local media expects the base engine to lower the starting price of the two crossovers, further strengthening their competitiveness in order to become the best-selling range of utility vehicles in the country.
The all-new Buick Envision S and Envision Plus with the new turbocharged 1.5L engine are expected to be unveiled in the coming months as 2022 models, and go on sale before the end of the calendar year in the Chinese market. Although not official, the new powerplant should be part of the company’s eighth-generation Ecotec engine family and may eventually be offered in North America as well.
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1.5L, LOL. Trash!
Keep the engine and vehicle in China.
Put it in a Spark, I’d love to see that.
I would rather have this 4 cylinder then a rough running 1.3L 3 cylinder in the trailblazer. Power is adequate, I just prefer a smoother 4 cylinder with a little more power.
I’ve seen this plot before. They add the 1.5l and then they remove the 2.0l. See the Equinox and Terrain.
I’m waiting for the Briggs & Stratton option!
Gm vehicles are such garbage there putting lawnmower engines in everything along with cheap plastic looking dashes ,then they wonder why kia,hyundai and Honda etc are running away with designs and powerful engines smh
The Envision is a decent size vehicle. Why put in an engine which strains to propel it?
I’m guessing it’s compliance. GM has no hybrids, so they are forced to reduce the size of their normal engines.
I perfectly agree sir! My wife and I just leased a new 2021 Buick Envision and the new 2.0 liter LSY engine rated at 228 horsepower and 258 lb ft of torque has been an absolute joy to drive and I’m getting pretty close to the same gas mileage as the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine that we had in our 2019 GMC Terrain which was rated at 170 horsepower and 203 lb ft of torque. That has been the best selling point of the new Envision to have the 2.0 liter turbo engine standard across all trim levels and not force customers to sacrifice performance.
why? typical gm trying to go as cheap as possible next there will 2 hampsters running on a wheel to power the engine just to save a few dimes.lol
My Generac has a bigger engine I’ll stick with the Enclave.
Most people don’t want chinese.
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How big is the engine compartment? Is there room to remove the rubber band and install a real engine?
Lol that is to funny and so true it’s sad how gm has been left behind the rest of the World ,in technology,interior, style,engines on and on
CSS 375T LAH