Buick announced Friday that it will bring from China the Buick Envision to sell in the U.S. subsequent summer time, two years following that car was introduced overseas, and that it will be the first Chinese-made car from a domestic manufacturer.
Automotive News reported that the modest crossover would go on sale sometime around August, earlier than expected from initial reports last month.
When it goes on sale, the Envision will be powered by a two-liter turbocharged 4 that makes 252 horsepower and will only be supplied in all-wheel drive to start. The model will be bookended by the subcompact-sized Encore and complete-size Enclave and fill a substantial require for the premium automaker.
The Envision is constructed on Common Motors’ replacement for its Theta platform that will at some point underpin the new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.
The new crossover will most likely start near $ 35,000 to fill the void amongst the Encore, which starts at around $ 25,000, and the Enclave, which begins close to $ 40,000.
The Envision will be roughly 1 inch longer than the Audi Q5 at 183.7 inches and significantly less than 1 inch shorter than the Acura RDX. Each premium crossovers commence at more than $ 35,000 — the RDX is priced closer to $ 36,000 and the Q5 starts more than $ 40,000.
The Envision will be assembled in GM’s Shandong facility.