The Buick Envision will be available in the U.S. starting in summer of 2016.
Introduced for the Chinese market earlier this year, the luxury crossover has already gone on to sell 127,085 units in 2015.
It will go on sale in North America next year and will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower with stop/start technology to help enhance fuel economy. Targeting customers shopping between the Encore and the Enclave, the Envision will be Buick’s first crossover with HiPer Strut front suspension and the company’s first Active Twin Clutch all-wheel-drive system.
The Envision is built in Yantai, China.
The model will come standard with a wide range of features including Safety Alert Seat and Lane Keep Assist, 19-inch aluminum wheels, eight-way power-adjustable front seats and four-way-adjustable lumbar, heated front seats, heated rear seat, heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control with rear-seat controls and console-mounted rear vents as well as a Bose premium sound system.
Available options on the crossover are Automatic Park Assist, Surround Vision 360-degree camera system, OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, cooled front seats and panoramic moonroof.
According to Buick, its crossover lineup currently represents 60 percent of its sales in North America, so the addition of the Envision will be an important one in a segment that has become increasingly more competitive.
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