Spy Shots: Buick Envision SUV leaks again in China
Published on August 1, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
GM China is leaking pictures of the new Buick Envision SUV again, and the latest set comes with slightly sharper photos than the set we had last week. The Buick Envision will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market in Q4. Price will start around 160.000 yuan and end around 220.000 yuan ($26.000 – 35.500).
The Envision is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, it based on GM’s Delta global-compact platform. The Buick Envision will be positioned above the China-made Buick Encore SUV and below the Buick Enclave SUV that is currently imported into China.
There will be two petrol engines available, both based on GM’s 2.0 four-cylinder turbocharged petrol. The low-spec variant delivers 200hp and 280nm and the top-spec variant delivers 260hp and 363nm. Transmission is a six-speed automatic.
But that is not all. GM is apparently also working on a 1.5 turbo with about 170hp and on a hybrid variant based around this 1.5 turbo. It is yet unknown when these variants will hit the market.
Size: 4667/1839/1663mm, wheelbase is 2750. The height number is for the base variant without a roof rack.
Optional roof rack on the right. The rack makes the Envision 32 millimeters higher for a total of 1695mm, so that you know.