Shanghai General Motors has confirmed the release of its mid size crossover, with a likely launch in the first half of 2015. Sources also indicate that a U.S version is also underway, and it might be released in mid 2015 as a 2016 model. However, is still not known if this model will be sold under a similar name in the U.S. 2016 Buick Envison will come on market very soon.
2016 BUICK ENVISION: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
2016 Buick Envision will be built on the new D2XX platform which was previously used on the Equinox Chevrolet and GMC Terrain. This new platform is a combination of European and American automotive design. This car will acquire new lines and a new shape which resembles a European auto. Its front is being equipped with redesigned grille. The 2016 Buick Envision will also get xenon headlights in addition to boomerang shaped LED running lights. Its exterior looks aggressive and well-built but most of all, secure.
Its interior is intended to feature Buick’s wraparound dash design. In addition, there will be numerous new interior designing elements which include an eight inch color touch-screen surrounded by piano black and chrome ascents, and a driver friendly left tilted console. 2016 Buick Envision has a leather covered steering wheel which is also heated. It also has controls on both side of the wheel which will allow its user to cruise control, make Bluetooth calls and even play music. The area beneath its console is also wrapped in wine-red leather using the French style of dual stitching. Moreover, the 2016 Envision has a USB port and a split centre armrest which also acts as additional storage space. Apart from the above, this auto is equipped with an outsized panoramic sunroof which makes the cabin acquire a spacious feel. Also, there is a noise cancelling system which also enhances the calming effects greatly. Another incredible feature which enhances the calming effect of this car is the Flex Ride suspension system which one can adjust in four different settings namely: Normal, Sports, Off-Road and Tour. The Off-Ride mode is the most recent setting on Buick, and its ideal for driving on slippery conditions, unstable or even bumpy surfaces. Furthermore, the 2016 Buick Envision has been equipped with engine start stop feature, lane departure warning and parking assist among other innovative features.
2016 BUICK ENVISION: ENGINE AND OPTIONS
In China, 2016 Buick Envision will utilize the turbocharged 2.0-liter direct injection four cylinder engine which will generate 260 horsepower and 247 lb feet of torque. This unit will be mated to a new generation six speed automatic transmission. All wheel drive will also be standard in addition to a start stop technology in this model. For the U.S model, the likely engine lineups include GM’s 2.5-liter four cylinder and the 2.0-liter turbo which have been used on the Malibu and Regal Cars.
2016 Buick Envision: Release Date, Price, and Competitors
2016 Buick Envision is expected to be released first in China, to be followed later by the expected U.S model. However, both cars will be in the market before mid 2016. In terms of price, it is expected to range from $ 26 000 to $ 35 000 depending on the available apparatus. The 2016 Buick Envision is expected to compete with the likes of Infiniti QX50 and Acura RDX.