2016 Buick Envision

2016 Buick Envision is an all-new crossover from American car producer. Buick launched its Envision in order to fulfill the gap between its small crossover Encore and full-size Enclave. Now, this mid-level luxury brand offer full line-up of SUVs. The model is based on the earlier shown Concept vehicle, which was presented back in 2011 and which announced the launch of the new SUV model. 2016 Envision for Chinese market is revealed earlier than the others, and, based on that, we can give you full specs about the model which will soon be available in the US.

2016 Buick Envision Front

2016 Buick Envision design

As noticeable from the pictures, new Envision will have elegant body lines, while its front ends will have much resemblance with its bigger cousin Enclave. 2016 Buick Envision features the trademark waterfall grill found on every Buick’s model. Swept back lighting elements all include LED technology. Chinese version is available in five exterior colors, which will probably be carried over to other markets, with possibility for expansion. Current colors available include Snowy White, Glacier Silver, Pearl Black, Topaz Brown and Sky Purple. 19-inch aluminum wheels are standard on the upcoming Envision.

Inside, Buick prepared more surprises. Its upholstery is made of leather, while the steering wheel is heated and leather-wrapped. In order to provide high level of comfort Buick installed active noise cancellation technology, which allows the passengers to fully enjoy the ride, without distractions. Center console is slightly tilted to the left, and wrapped in leather. Burgundy and Swallowtail Black are two color choices for interior upholstery. Black Piano accents and chrome details are all part of interior decorating which enhances the overall impression about the model. 2016 Buick Envision will, beside great high-tech features, offer 54,7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is not negligible.

2016 Buick Envision Interior

 2016 Buick Envision performance

GM’s Flex-Ride system incorporated into the new Envision, provides four drive modes including Normal, Tour, Sport, and Off-Road. Base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit with capacity of 256 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which transfers the power of the engine to all four wheels. 2016 Buick Envision with this configuration will be able to return 27 mpg in combined ride, according to the GM officials.

When it comes to engine specs for US market, we can expect some stronger engine from GM’s next-generation Ecotec family, in order to deliver highest fuel economy rates possible. Another possibility is the V6 unit, which could be under the hood of the upcoming model.

2016 Buick Envision Rear

2016 Buick Envision competition

Great design, numerous features and great performance and fuel economy of the 2016 Envision are its selling points. However, the crowd in its segment is pretty high concentrated, so young Envision will have to face Toyota’s Highlander, Acura’s RDX, GMC’s Terrain and BMW’s X3 as some of its future rivals.

2016 Buick Envision price and release

Buick will probably launch its Envision during the third quarter next year, as a 2016 model, while some sources indicate that we might have to wait the beginning of the 2016th. Price shouldn’t be much different from the one tagged in China, which is in range from $26,000 to $35,000.

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