The 2017 Buick Envision is a compact crossover which was launched in the Detroit Auto Show was originally introduced in 2014 in China. It is interesting to note that this compact crossover will be manufactured in China and dealerships will be handled in US. This crossover is being said to occupy a significant position between two more crossovers from the same company – namely Buick Encore and Buick Enclave. Both the mentioned crossovers have been high in demands with customers since the last 2 years. The manufacturing and the assembly of the 2017 Buick Envision will be done outside USA, in China and all the cars will be shipped from there.
2017 Buick Envision – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
If you take a look at 2016 Buick Envision and compare the same with 2017 Buick Envision, you will find many upgrades that have taken place in the cars. There are 5 trims in which the 2017 Buick Envision is available. These include Envision (Base), Convenience, Leather, Premium I and Premium II. There is option of choosing from front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive from three trims, namely Envision (Base), Leather and Convenience. But exclusively al-wheel-drive is available in Premium I and Premium II options. There are 6 exterior colors in which the 2017 Buick Envision is available. These include chili red metallic, galaxy silver metallic, midnight amethyst metallic, ebony twilight metallic, bronze alloy metallic and summit white.
The 2017 Buick Envision comes with an overall length of 4.66 m, the width is 1.839 m, wheelbase is 2.740 m and height is 1.697 m. The volume of the trunk is 761 liter. But when the back sofa is folded backwards, the size of the trunk increases to 1622 liters. The exteriors of the 2017 Buick Envision are really fascinating. The branded grille coupled with the vertical fins gives the exteriors an upscale look and feel. Special mention also needs to be made of the intricate shape of the head optics, original stamp on the side and the rear lights with the LED sections.
There are 4 interior color combinations in which the 2017 Buick Envision is available – ebony interiors with ebony seats, ebony interiors with chestnut brown seats, ebony interiors with light neutral seats and dark plum interiors with ebony seats. The interior colors have been already mentioned above. With salon finishing, the compact crossover has multi-functional steering wheel. The front panel has an extremely stylish wooden trim. The legroom offered for second row passengers is more. Other features which make the interiors of the car all the more attractive include heated rear seats and front seats, IntelliLink with 8-inch colored touch screen, programmable power liftgate with hands-free operation, passive entry, standard Bose premium sound system, active noise cancellation, panoramic moon roof, built-in WiFi hotspot, OnStar with 4G LTE, surround vision 360-degree camera system etc.
The dual zone automatic climate control is also a special feature of the car. The Envision 2017 has outstanding exteriors and interiors and is surely going to rock the compact crossover market in the US. All the parts of the car and the assembly of the same will be done in China and the finished product will be taken to USA. Improvements have been brought about from the 2016 model with the same name – both in the interiors and the exteriors. Along with attractive features and attributes, the car also emphasizes on safety and includes many safety features in the car.
2017 Buick Envision – Modification under the Hood
The 2017 Envision comes with a single motor 2.5-liter ‘turbo four’ power of 255 hp with variable valve timing and E85 capability. The car also has a six-speed automation transmission. The drive can be full AWD Twin Clutch or rear.
2017 Buick Envision – Price and Expected Release Date
Prices of the new car will vary according to the trims. When compared with rates of the 2016 version, it has been seen that the prices are almost $8000 lower in the 2017 version. Here are the estimated rates of the 2017 versions and these include destination delivery charges:
- Envision (base) – $34990
- Convenience – $36795
- Leather – $38645
- Premium I – $43245
- Premium II – $45885
As per latest information, the Buick Envision 2017 is expected to be available in the USA from towards the mid or end of 2016. Considering the amazing features and upgrades, people will be awaiting the launch eagerly. To sum up overall, the 2017 Buick Envision is surely going to be a huge hit with people who are looking for a crossover, which is neither too small nor too big. This crossover will be stiff competition for cars like Acura RDX, Infiniti QX 50 and Lincoln MKC. Almost in the same price category, these vehicles are going to burn the roads! However, given the enhancements and new additions, you may still give it a try.