Buick Enclave and Envision SUVs improved for ChinaNovember 26, 2019
Brand cars for the Chinese market differ markedly from the versions for the Americans, but it cannot be said that they are radically different.
Currently, the large Enclave crossover, following the example of the American version car, has stepped into the second generation, becoming a 7-seater, and the compact Envision has undergone quite modest changes. Both models that have significantly changed in appearance have just gone on sale: Enclave is estimated at 300-360 thousand yuan, for Envision they ask for 190-280 thousand yuan
The new generation of Enclave received an uncontested engine in the Celestial Empire: a 2.0 petrol turbo four coupled with a nine-band Hydra-Matic automatic transmission produces 237 hp, 350 Nm. This makes it easy to accelerate the model to 100 km / h in 8.6 seconds with front-wheel drive or 9.1 with full. The maximum speed is limited to 210 km / h. For comparison: in the USA, a V6 3.6 engine with the same gearbox develops 314 hp, 361 Nm. The price range is from 40 thousand to 53 800 dollars, that is, the Chinese is smaller and weaker, but more expensive.
As for the Envision SUV, under its hood there are two gasoline turbo fours to choose from: 1.5 (169 hp, 250 Nm) and 2.0 (260 hp, 400 Nm), coupled with a 7-speed DCG robot Plus or the 9-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic, respectively.
With an older engine, four-wheel drive is offered. Meanwhile, in the USA, a turbo engine 2.0 (255 hp, 400 Nm) and an atmospheric 2.5 (200 hp, 267 Nm) with the same gearboxes are available. Probably, the updated appearance of the Envision SUV will soon be “exported” to the US.
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