2016 Buick Envision suv, release date, price

The 2016 Buick Envision was hinted in previous years, but its release finally came to realization. It is a mid-size crossover which will find its place between Buick’s Enclave and Encore models, completing the luxury SUV line-up. Its primary market is China, but we are pretty sure that US buyers will also have the chance to purchase this great model. Closest rivals of the upcoming Envision are Lincoln MKC and Lexus NX which were redesigned recently, so there are plenty of choices.

2016 Buick Envision front view

2016 Buick Envision exterior and interior

Exterior styling is a mixture of sporty and elegant lines. It has styling cues taken from both of its cousins. Recognizable grill and headlights made the cut to this SUV too. Designed with latest design language by Buick, new Envision SUV features smooth ride and dynamic performances. Its exterior features include 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, LED taillights, HID automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights. It is built on a new GM global platform which provides latest solutions in the industry.

Capable to accommodate up to five passengers, 2016 Buick Envision interior is made out of high-quality materials. Design is innovative and practical. Active noise cancelation system and an 8-inch touchscreen are some of the features offered for the base trim. The dash is slightly curved towards the driver’s position which provides greater ease of use. Steering wheel is wrapped in leather and heated. Overall look of the cabin gives you the premium and luxurious feel, thanks to both design and extensive use of leather.

2016 Buick Envision interior view

2016 Buick Envision engine and mpg

Buick offered one engine under the hood of its Envision SUV. It is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 256 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain is mated to a six-speed DSS intelligent transmission. Only drivetrain option is intelligent all-wheel drive, which is engineered in a way that provides more steering stability and enhances drive capabilities of the vehicle. Besdie this, new AWD system also provides better efficiency.

As far as fuel economy, according to GM, 2016 Buick Envision will deliver around 27 mpg in combined ride.

For the moment, there are no indications that Buick will add another engine to the Envision engine line-up. However, according to several sources, another power unit is inevitable, and manufacturer will eventually offer second engine. Based on some rumors, US customers will have a V6 option, while for Chinese market it could be smaller turbocharged 4-cylinder unit.

2016 Buick Envision rear view

2016 Buick Envision price and release date

New 2016 Buick Envision SUV is expected to appear on the market during this fall. Its pricing specs are not known, but are estimated at $26,000 for the base model and up to $36,000 for higher trims. These estimations are made based on the prices of Envision on the Chinese market, so they are changeable.

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