2016 Buick Envision

Buick is trying to make its way in crossover segment. So far they established themselves with two models, Enclave and Encore. The latest Encore is small SUV, while the other one, Enclave is full-size crossover with three rows of seats. Since there is a huge gap between these two, Buick decided to launch a model between these two segments. It is filled with mid-size 2016 Buick Envision. Its main market is Chinese, and that is why the vehicle was presented there. However, US is most attractive, and we are sure that Buick is going to offer its 2016 Envision to buyers in North America, although it wasn’t confirmed yet.

2016 Buick Envision front view

2016 Buick Envision redesign

As already said, this is a vehicle which fits into mid-size range of crossovers. Interior layout is set for 5 passengers. Outside, it is similar to Lincoln MKC and Lexus NX, two models which will be its main competitors on the market. Platform will be shared with Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. These two crossovers arrive soon, with slightly slimmer dimensions. Same is expected with 2016 Buick Envision.

2016 Buick Envision interior

2016 Buick Envision engine

It is still unconfirmed what could power new mid-size crossover. Some options are mentioned in rumors, and among them is 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This powertrain is good for 256 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent through six-speed automatic transmission to either front pr all wheels. This might be the only petrol engine, but 2016 Buick Envision could come as hybrid too. However, other options are uncertain, so we can’t be sure that Envasion is going to have hybrid variation.

2016 Buick Envision rear view

2016 Buick Envision safety

The 2016 Buick Envision brings smooth, and what is more important safe ride. All features which could be seen on any other Buick model are available for new Envision. Some of these are forward collision alert and adaptive cruise control. There is also rear cross-traffic alert, with lane-keeping assist should bring safe feeling to all passengers. Everything can be controlled from 8-inch touchscreen installed on central dashboard. Cabin comfort is improved with active noise-cancelling system which significantly reduces exterior sounds, especially the one that comes from engine.