As we all know, Buick is one of the most popular brands in the Asian continent, because of which General Motors has something interesting lined up for launch in the upcoming year. The 2017 Buick Envision is the vehicle that is being eagerly awaited, and its demand is gradually increasing in the market especially in the Chinese market. The launch of Envision would fill the intermediate gap that between Encore and Enclave as this strategy is expected to give GM good profits in the market. Envision is a mid-size luxury vehicle that made its debut in the year 2014 and since then it has played a valuable role in GM’s sales stats. Buick considers this model as one of the most important in their family, so the 2017 Envision model is set to carry all kinds of modern amenities and technology that will help it get more recognition.
2017 Buick Envision – Changes in Exterior and Interior:
This car will be developed on DSXX platform that was previously used in GMC Landscape and Chevrolet Equinox. The exterior portion will carry many modern features that will give it an exquisite and vibrant outlook; although it will still carry the original base design of its predecessor. To boost its reputation, Buick will place this model above Encore regarding promotional strategies. To give the body a full appearance, this car will be given a larger wheelbase.
The front portion of 2017 Buick Envision will carry amenities like LED headlights with daytime running facility, high focusing mist light, large barbeque style grille, large air vent and body colored bumper. The middle and rear portion will carry LED stop light, 19-inch aluminum wheel, polished exhaust light, and revamped bumper.
Due to an adoption of large wheelbase, the cabin of 2017 Buick Envision will get an ample amount of space to accommodate up to 5 passengers with improved leg and head space. Seats will get modern, sophisticated leather materials along with updated power adjustment system. The dashboard will be updated, modern infotainment system will be added, satellite navigation, cruise control, illuminated central console, updated tachometer, etc. will also find a place inside.
2017 Buick Envision – Modification under the Hood:
2017 Buick Envision will get a 2.0 liter EcoTec 4-cylinder power unit that has the capability to generate 255 HP and torque of 260 lb-ft. According to some sources, there is a possibility that this car might also get a powerful V-6 engine and would be available for the top and mid-tier trims. This engine option will be same for both the US and Chinese markets. This engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which will help the car to achieve an average mileage around 26 mpg.
2017 Buick Envision – Possible Arrival Date and Estimated Cost:
GM hasn’t furnished the release date of 2017 Buick Envision, but it is expected to get a release date at the end of 2016. The price tag of Envision will start from $30,000 and will range up to $40,000. Envision has many competitors in the Chinese market, and it will face some new rivals in North America as well. These competitors are Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus RX and others.