Buick Envision 20T

Shanghai GM announced the launch of the Buick Envision 20T. The four variants of the newest member of the popular Envision SUV family are priced between RMB 219,900 and RMB 259,900.

The Envision 20T comes with a 1.5T Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) engine and an intelligent seven-speed DCG transmission, along with a choice of front-wheel drive or intelligent all-wheel drive. Like its sibling, the Envision 28T, the Envision 20T has a stylish exterior, spacious and well-appointed interior, off-road capability, advanced level of safety and user-friendly technology.

The 1.5T SIDI engine in the Envision 20T is the most powerful member of GM's latest-generation Ecotec engine lineup. It includes mid-mounted direct injection, an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold, a turbocharger, a patented quiet inverted-tooth camshaft drive chain and a variable displacement oil pump.

GM's latest-generation intelligent seven-speed DCG transmission has an innovative design and more than 50 patented technologies. It delivers smooth and responsive gear shifting for a tranquil ride.

The powertrain combination offers maximum power of 124 kW at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 250 Nm between 1,700 rpm and 4,400 rpm. It can run on #92 unleaded gasoline. With the start/stop function, which comes standard, the Envision 20T provides segment-leading combined fuel economy of 6.6L per 100 km. It complies with China’s advanced National V emission standard.

The Envision 20T has a MacPherson strut front suspension, an optimized and fully independent four-link rear suspension, and a full front sub-frame. The rigid chassis ensures precise, surefooted handling. Buick's intelligent all-wheel-drive system automatically controls power distribution for front and rear wheels according to road conditions to enhance handling on slippery surfaces. The model was put through 4.25 million km of extreme road testing around the globe.

The dynamic and elegant exterior design of the Envision 20T incorporates wing-style HID headlamps and LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, heated power-adjustable rearview mirrors, and Bridgestone DUELER 225/65R17 tires with 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum rims.

The spacious interior includes a range of popular user-friendly technologies as standard such as a three-spoke sport multifunctional steering wheel, keyless entry, intelligent dual-zone automatic climate controls, Adaptive Cruise Control and Buick-patented QuietTuning® technology. The Envision 20T is available with two interior colors: Swallowtail Black and Burgundy.

Among the active safety features that come standard are Electronic Stability Control, the Traction Control System, Hill Start Assist, Curve Brake Control and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Selected variants also come with Automatic Parking Assist to provide hands-free parking help.

Since its launch in October, the Buick Envision 28T has become a leader in China’s high-end SUV segment. Sales have surpassed 40,000 units. The arrival of the Envision 20T gives the Envision nameplate two powertrains and eight variants to meet the differing needs of SUV buyers.

Source: Buick Press

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