After making an online appearance last month, the US-spec 2016 Buick Envision has arrived at the North American International Auto Show.
The Audi Q5-rivaling model from Buick looks virtually the same in US guise as it does in Chinese specification, but that’s not really surprising taking into account the model will be assembled in Yantai. The Envision represents Buick’s first crossover to come with the HiPer Strut front suspension and active Twin Clutch all-wheel drive system and it also benefits from active grille shutters and an aluminum hood.
It benefits as standard from a wide array of goodies including heated front & rear seats, heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control (with rear-seat controls), 19-inch wheels, and a Bose sound system. At an additional cost, buyers can order the 2016 Envision with a panoramic moonroof, cooled front seats, and xenon high-intensity discharge headlights.
Power comes exclusively from a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine delivering 252 horsepower (186 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (353 newton meters) of torque sent to both axles via a six-speed automatic gearbox.
In terms of safety, Buick has you covered as the 2016 Envision is offered as standard with side-curtain and knee airbags, Lane Change Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also gets the StabiliTrak electronic stability control and Following Distance Indicator systems. In addition, you can pay more and add Collision Mitigation Braking and Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control.
Stepping inside the cabin, the compact crossover is equipped as standard with an eight-inch Buick IntelliLink infotainment system providing support for OnStar, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi hotspot. You also get four USB ports, four 12-volt outlets, a 120-volt outlet, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2016 Buick Envision is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of the year, so pricing details will be released in the months to come.