Popular crossover Buick updated: still two motors and a different exterior design

Popular crossover Buick updated: still two motors and a different exterior design


In China debuted the restyled SUV Envision. The model has tweaked the exterior design, the interior is almost no new clothes. But the engine range to cut steel, although it was expected the opposite.

The five-seater SUV Buick Envision release in 2014, his production is established only in China, the factory GM and SAIC. But “exclusive” SUV is not model supply in the United States. In China, Envision has maintained the title of the most popular crossover of the brand, although its sales seriously dipped in January-October 2019 sold 108 708 units, which is 39% less compared to the same period last year. In the States the demand is much more modest, but it grows shoppers are not afraid of the stigma of “made in China” (24 849 units in January-September, +10%, the data for October yet). In China to encourage sales aims restyling: public premiere of refreshed cross was held in the framework of the motor show in Guangzhou. Meanwhile, this is the second upgrade of Envision, the first he has experienced in the last year.

So, the crossover got a new led headlights, the grille became more, in addition, she changed the picture. The rear lights are also different from their “pierced” chrome decorative die. Also, the SUV got new bumpers. At the “anniversary” special model called Million – that is, from the start of production of cross circulation exceeded one million copies. The differences between the “special” Envision: made in black trim grilles, overlays on the bumpers, wheels, roof rails and exterior mirror housings.


The interior of the crossover the 2020 model year changes are much smaller. So, Envision provides a multimedia system with 10-inch screen (pre-reform SUV – 8-inch), “music” can now be controlled via a touch panel, mounted below the display (previously there were physical buttons and washers). Round analog watch from the cabin was removed. In the list of equipment also includes adaptive cruise control, a withholding system in the lane, camera-round view, panoramic roof, avtoparkova, and projection display.

We will remind, in October in the Ministry of industry of the PRC, there is evidence of technology updated Envision. So in the documents of the certification body was given only a basic engine, and derated to 162 HP But the market restyled cross out without any changes in the engine range: buyers available petrol “turbochetverki” 1.5 (169 HP, 250 Nm) and 2.0 (260 HP, 400 Nm). The first engine is still combined with seven-speed robotized transmission with two couplings, the second is paired with a nine-storyed “automatic”. Actuator – front or full.

Buick Envision 2020, the costs from 189 to 279 900 900 yuan ($27 000 – $39 800). To the American market, the updated SUV will probably get in next year.

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By the way, if you previously Envision was the head of Chinese cross-line Buick, but now there’s a new flagship in Guangzhou also debuted the local Enclave and its luxurious modification Avenir. This model has three-row interior. The standard Buick Enclave in China is from 299 900 yuan ($42 600), for the top version Avenir ask at least 379 900 yuan ($54 000).

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