Showing posts with label madeinchina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label madeinchina. Show all posts

Thursday, April 21, 2016

2017 Buick Envision price

The first Buick imported from China isn't cheap!

For now, 2 models will be available.
Priced at $43 000 and $45 600.
They all get GM's 2.0 Liter Turbo with a 6 speed auto (Not even the newest/better 8 speed)

They both come pretty loaded, although the big sunroof is still an option on both (?)
Apparently, a couple of cheaper models will be available at the end of the year. (weird...)

At $43 000, it's obvious the benefits of cheaper labor cost in China have NOT been passed  on to the consumer!

Let's compare to he competition. With other "pretty loaded" models:

-An Audi Q5 with Premium package is $43 700. (And that includes a sunroof)
-A Mercedes with a couple of packages is $45 000.
-The new and much better looking Lincoln MKX "Reserve"is $46 300.

We'll see if the Envision turns out to be popular in the US.
I am sure "made in China" will never ever be mentioned. So customers will have no idea.
And basically, anything that is raised up and has a hatch in the back sells these days...

But to me, this looks pretty boring already. It really has no personality.
I mean it's not "Acura ugly" or "Lexus weird". Just blah.
And that interior is borderline vulgar (At least in pictures)

I sat a few times in the Lincoln MKX and was really, really impressed.
I think this would be my choice if I needed something like that.

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.