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It is official. Buick Envision will make its China this year.

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Shanghai GM today announced that its all-new high-end midsize SUV, the Buick Envision, will make its premiere in China later this year.

Inspired by the Buick Envision concept vehicle, the newest member of the Buick SUV family has dynamic and assertive styling. It fuses iconic Buick design cues with the brand's new high-end, refined global design concepts.

The Envision adopts a new-generation powertrain along with GM's new all-wheel-drive technology. The fuel-saving start/stop technology will come standard across the line. The model is destined to set a new benchmark in China's high-end midsize SUV segment for space, safety, performance and specifications.

The new model will complement the Encore and new Enclave in Buick's China SUV portfolio, providing a range of choices for SUV buyers.

General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 10 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2013, GM sold nearly 3.2 million vehicles in China. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/01/buick-envision-anthem-crossover-china-teaser/

 

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Preview of Envision:


Shanghai GM yesterday offered a preview of the all-new Envision, announcing its Chinese name as "Ang Ke Wei" (昂科威), showing its specifications and the first official photos. The new high-end midsize SUV will go on sale across China later this year.

The Envision is a completely new model that represents a convergence of Buick's latest global design philosophy and cutting-edge technologies. It will set a new benchmark in its segment in China for styling, space, safety, performance and technology.

Elegant and Dynamic Exterior

The model carries forward the design essence of the Buick Envision concept vehicle, which made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2011.

The exterior blends artistic elegance with dynamic lines. Its front end is highlighted by Buick's signature waterfall grille along with wing-style intelligent xenon headlamps, boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and sleek outside rearview mirrors. The windshield with a one-piece chrome-plated frame gives the Envision an aggressive stance. Class-leading 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and a luggage rack echo the stylish design.

The Envision measures 4,667 mm in length, 1,839 mm in width and 1,696 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm, which contributes to its spacious interior.

Powerful Turbocharged Engine

Another highlight of the Envision is its 2.0T direct injection turbocharged engine, which was named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines in 2013. The engine generates maximum output power of 191 kW and peak torque of 353 Nm. It includes stop/start technology, for better fuel economy.

A new-generation six-speed transmission offers smooth gear shifting while significantly reducing fuel consumption in city driving. Its all-wheel-drive technology ensures solid handling on all surfaces.

The Envision will complement the Encore and new Enclave in Buick's domestic SUV portfolio, providing a range of choices for SUV buyers across China.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/22/buick-envision-crossover-production-official/
 
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