Showing posts with label envision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label envision. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2017 Buick Envision


This is the first batch of the new Buick Envision, heading for the US.
From China....

So this is it. Chinese made Buicks are coming.

Friday, December 04, 2015

2017 Buick Envision




Nothing "all new" since this has been on sale in China for a while.

We now know that the US version will get the 2.0 Liter Turbo with 252HP.
With a 6 speed auto (Where is GM's new 8 speed?)

It is based on the same platform as the new Cadillac XT5.
And, I must say, the Buick interior (Even if it appears a bit "overdone" on these pix) seems to be 100 times more luxurious than the Cadillac version.
( I sat in the Cadillac and it is a sad thing inside)

But... The BIG news is that it will be imported from China.

I personally don't see this as good news. At all.
You know it won't be cheaper to buy because of it.
It just means more profits from GM.
And I'm not even talking about US jobs lost.

As far as quality. No one knows yet...

Coming to the US next summer.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2017 Buick Envision




The Envision is the midsize crossover Buick really needs. Right now.
The Enclave is old. A new one is still at least a year (or two) away.
And the Encore is just too small to sell in big numbers.

So a Buick version of the Cadillac XT5 is what they need.
It came out in China a few months ago. Now we hear a USD version will be on sale next spring.
That's the good news.
The bad news? We also hear it will be imported from China.

Which is quite a big deal.
So far (as far as I know) the only mainstream Chinese import we get here is a few units of the Volvo S60.
Now Buick!

To calm things down, GM is only rumored to import 30 000 to 40 000 units a year.
But you know that if it's popular, they'll bring over plenty more.
And you know that once they get a taste of that cheap Chinese labor, there is no turning back.

And so it begins....