Spy Shots: Buick Envision SUV is Naked from all Sides in China
Published on August 28, 2014 by Joey Wang
New spy shots of the brand new Buick Envision SUV, showing a white example standing unattended in the exhibition hall of the Chengdu Auto Show, which will start tomorrow. The Buick Envision will debut tonight at a special GM event, and we will bring you the photos of the unveiling tomorrow morning.
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).
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.
Large chromed grille designed to impress Bling-consious Chinese car buyers.