The Buick Envision has officially landed in United States for the 2016 model year and it’s currently on display at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Buick Envision has officially landed in United States for the 2016 model year and it’s currently on display at the Detroit Auto Show.

It remains to be seen whether sales will be affected by the fact that it’s made in China, but chances are most people won’t care about that. Buick’s rival for the Audi Q5 is bound to hit dealerships in the second quarter of the year and we will have to wait a little bit to find out how much it costs. Given its position in Buick's lineup, it will be more expensive than the smaller Encore ($24,065) and cheaper than the larger Enclave ($39,065).

You won’t be able to select from multiple engine choices, as you’re stuck with the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter. It produces 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and works with a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

It’s not the most exciting midsize luxury crossover out there, but it does come with plenty of kit and makes use of the HiPer Strut front suspension, a first for a Buick crossover. It also has active grille shutters to boost efficiency and there are a multitude of safety & assistance systems, including Lane Change Alert and Collision Mitigation Braking.

The interior cabin is generously equipped with an eight-inch infotainment setup and numerous connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth. You get no less than four USB ports, four 12-volt outlets, and a 120-volt outlet, so you won’t have any problems recharging various devices.

Buick will kick off sales of the US-spec 2016MY Envision in the second quarter of the year.

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Buick Envision poses for the camera in US guise at Detroit Auto Show