Buick Envision SUV debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show
Published on August 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The brand new Buick Envision SUV debuted in China on the Chengdu Auto Show. The new Buick SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market just before the end of the year. Price will start around 160.000 yuan and end around 220.000 yuan ($26.000 – 35.500).
Very classy interior with a lot of wood and leather, and a large classy clock just to the right of the touch screen.
National Geographic Channel stickers are so cool. Many Chinese car buyers stick such on their car, they think it shows they are adventurous. The stickers go for a few yuan at car markets and gas stations. It appears however that GM has made a real deal with the magazine, which is kinda stupid, because nobody will know the difference.
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.
Buick has a gold car on stage. White is better.
At launch there will be only one engine available:a 2.0 turbo with 260hp and 363nm. It will soon be joined by a low-output variant of the 2.0 turbo with 200hp and 280nm. The 2.0 turbo is mated to 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 260hp 2.0.