It has been however in production in China since 2014. Is going to be back to the US market as 2018 Buick Envision with some face-lift. Buick has a history of going global while producing some of its premium vehicles. It has a good share of business in Europe and Asia, primarily in China. Buick Envision was the first Chinese built GM vehicle to be marketed in the US when it launched in 2016.
It will continue in Europe under the Opel brand and will replace the Opel Antara. Buick’s new Envision is a product that is placed in the range between Buick Encore at a lower end and Buick Enclave on the higher end.
2018 Buick Envision – Design Specs
Chinese manufacturers of Buick are likely to use D2XX/D2UX platform for the new Envision. The 3-door crossover has been given a sturdy look with high 19-inch wheels, a lean-forward design aggressive front structure. Aluminum, high-strength steel and carbon fiber body make the whole vehicle lot lighter and more stable. Smooth curves on the body add to the aerodynamic design.
Headlights have been designed in tear-shaped form, with Xenon lights for daylight driving. Strong fog lights at the bottom provide support for driving in bad weather. The front bumper has enhanced air vents for better cooling. The rear bumpers hold the exhaust pipes.
The 2018 Buick Envision interior gets a more European look with soft-touch materials and premium leather seats. An 8-inch LED display will be at the center of the dashboard surrounded asymmetrically with other controls. The dashboard is placed low for the driver’s convenience.
The vehicle will have heated front seats and steering wheel. The front seats have a unique 8-way power adjustable system.
Bose audio system and active noise cancellation in the cabin promise premium acoustics for passengers. Higher trims of Buick Envision 2018 will have advanced safety features like blind side cautioning, controls for traction control and stability managing, parking sensors, and adaptive cruise controls.
2018 Buick Envision – Under the Hood
It is likely that Buick will install a standard 2.5 liter 4-cylinder V6 engine for the new Envision capable of delivering 252 hp of power. The 6-speed automatic transmission has a new technology named Drive Shift Control that is electronically controlled. Both all-wheel drive and front wheel drive options will be available. Fuel efficiency will hover at 24 mpg city and 29 mpg highway conditions.
2018 Buick Envision – Release Date and Pricing
The 2018 Buick Envision is set to launch in mid-2018 with a pricing of $35,000. Buick plans to take on the other cars in the section like Lexus RX, Acura RDX, Nissan Murano and Audi Q5.