Start from “Did You Know” comes this startling fact: 60 percent of sales come from two Buick crosses, aging, three rows and the small enclave Encore. And the transition percentage is now ready to grow even larger than the average size of new Envision is here to slip into the gap between two existing types of mark.
As reported earlier, Envision will be imported into the US from Yantai, China, from this summer as a final model in 2016. Perhaps to allay the fears of Chinese-built cars, Buick is quick to point out that the Envision “was designed, built and tested in Michigan as luxury crossover to challenge best world-class competition in the world. ” (We can attest to the part of the test, having seen several mules in the last year or two.) The country of origin issues aside, the Envision appears to have breath to be competitive.
Built on a single platform not shared with any other North American model, the two-ton Envision is a larger in most dimensions Touch the Lincoln MKC, which, along with the Acura RDX and the Q5 Audi, Buick believes are the major competitors . The only engine available for the 2016 model year is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct injection turbo engine with stop-start. 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque ago and is coupled to an automatic six-speed transmission. All-wheel drive will come standard for now. They expect variations of the propulsion and additional train transmission system appear in next year’s model, possibly as early as this fall, when the 2017 model arrives.
The design is good, if it is harmless. Highlights include a rounded Nissan-like the front wheels and a crease side increased body that crosses the bow door handles. There are also lamps eyebrow style LED daytime running, LED taillights, 19-inch wheels, and a few signature items like a Buick waterfall grille (with active shutters) and openings mounted hood. The interior design is closely related to the new LaCrosse-certainly one of the most successful interior designs with a GM panel scan rendered in gray matte plastic and glossy wood grain trim. The touch screen of 8.0 inches and side controls will be familiar to anyone who has been in a genetically modified product recently, and after being on the inside, we can attest that the front seats are quite comfortable.
being uia Buick, the company included noise cancellation roster assets Envision spot-equipment, which also includes dual power seats, heated front and outer-rear seats, a heated steering wheel, Bose audio system, push button start, power liftgate , climate control three-zone and lane keeping assist. Options include a panoramic sunroof, cooled front seats, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation brake locks with a 360-degree camera and OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity.
Price and fuel economy numbers for the Envision will be announced closer to the launch of the model in the middle of the year. Some time before that date, it is expected to drive the Envision where time will tell how it all comes together.