Buick introduces Envision with delicious designMay 30, 2020
The next Envision represents a huge improvement over its soft-looking predecessor.
With the discontinuation of LaCross and Regal, Buick focused solely on the lucrative crossover segment. The manufacturer did not waste time expanding the crossover line with the launch of the Encore GX, and introduced the all-new Envision 2021 model year. Judging by the photos published by Buick, the newcomer is much more stylish than its predecessor, which went on sale in the US in 2016.
“The new Envision 2021 is part of Buick’s strategy to expand its premium SUV family,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “He joins the new Encore GX 2020, which offers safety, functionality and style tailored to the size and spatial preferences of buyers of modern small and compact SUVs.”
Compared to the current model, the second-generation Buick Envision is lower and wider, and has a large grille, as well as narrow headlights and taillights. Buick claims the striking style is “designed to combine the expressiveness of a car with the practicality of an SUV.” With the new Envision, Buick Avenir’s luxurious trim debuts for the first time.
The next-generation Envision will be the first Buick to be available with the new 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Spotify, Pandora and Fox Sports. Power will be provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine mated to a 9-speed gearbox. Most likely, it will be the same power unit as in the Cadillac XT4, which produces 237 hp. at 350 Nm of torque.
Standard active safety systems include automatic emergency braking, braking in front of a pedestrian, helping to maintain a lane with a lane departure warning, a frontal collision warning, a distance indicator, front and rear parking sensors, a safety seat and an HD rear view camera. Buick also offers an improved automatic parking assistance system, HD all-round cameras, rear cross-traffic warning, a lane change warning with interference warning in the blind zone, a display on the windshield and rear-view mirror.
The American manufacturer promises to reveal more details about the redesigned crossover later this year before the Envision 2021 model year arrives at dealerships early next year.
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