2017 Buick Envision – Low priced trims plus new engine

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The new Buick Envision crossover debuted in Detroit.

2017 Buick Envision release date

Sales of new SUV will start in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Release date: 4th quarter of 2016

2017 Buick Envision premiere

At the Motor Show in Detroit held the premiere of the 2017 model year North American version of the compact premium crossover Buick Envision, which was originally introduced in China in 2014. Buick Envision 2017 was the first model of the company, which not only presented not in the States, but the assembly is established outside the United States. So cars will be shipped from China.

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2017 Buick Envision price

Previously Envision was dedicated as a premium crossover, but since the appearance of 2017 model year car, there appeared a new entry-level trim, which help to decrease the price to $35,000 instead of $40,000 previously. However, now low-priced models equipped with 2.5L naturally-aspirated I4 engine, which leads to 55-hp decrease. AWD only as an option for such engine.

2017 Buick Envision redesign

 

Outside the new 2017 Buick Envision particularly unremarkable. Here is branded grille with vertical fins, head optics of complicated shape, rear lights with LED sections and the original stamp on the side.

2017 Buick Envision interior

In the interior finishing five-seater crossover is using high-quality materials, it has multi-function steering wheel, and the front panel is decorated with stylish wood trim. However in this interior, 8.0-inch screen IntelliLink multimedia system looks too small.

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2017 Buick Envision dimensions

Overall length of the new Buick Envision is 183.7 in, the size of the wheelbase is equal to 107.8 in, width – 72.4 in, height – 66.8 in.

Trunk volume is 26.8 cubic ft, and when rear seats folded the luggage compartment size increased to 57.2 cu ft.

2017 Buick Envision video review

2017 Buick Envision engine

In the United States crossover will be available with only one engine option in 2016, two-liter turbocharged 4-cyl power of 255 HP (260 ft lb), combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. In 2017 the engine range will be increased. A new 2.5L I4 engine mentioned above, will produce 197 HP and 192 ft-lbs of torque. Despite significant power decrease, in comparison with 2-liter turbocharged engine, it leads to significant price decrease.

The drive layout can either RWD or full AWD. It was recently stated, that 2.5L modifications will feature less advanced AWD system than 2.0T SUVs. The performance characteristics of Buick Envision of 2017 model year is not specified.

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2017 Buick Envision equipment

Standard trim level of the Buick Envision have included three-zone climate control, Bose sound system, heated steering wheel, and front and rear seats, LED daytime running lights and 19-inch wheels. For the extra money offer ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and power tailgate with the function of contactless opening. As competitors of the Envision we may call Audi Q5, Acura RDX and Lincoln MKC.

2017 Buick Envision pictures

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Summary

One more compact crossover for Buick aimed at Asian market, could offer possible buyers unique luxurious interior, compact size and small but powerful engine.

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