CAR and DRIVER recently received advice from some contacts with GM to find out that the new Buick Envision 2016, the brand new Chinese mid-size crossover, should cost $ 42,995 to start when it launches in just a few months.
At first, this may seem a little expensive because it is even more expensive than the starting price of a larger and more luxurious Enclave. But technically this is not so, since this price is for the starting line of top-end Envision models, which exceeds the MSRP Enclave by $ 39,065.
For $ 42,995, you get the Envision Premium I version, adding the many options expected for a crossover of its type and cost, such as heated front and rear seats, leather trim, a heated steering wheel and the latest Buick kit. security systems as standard.
The price even rises with Envision Premium II, increasing the bill to $ 46,635, adding other options such as the automatic parking assistance option, a standard frontal display and HID headlights. The front seats acquire air-cooling capabilities, and satellite navigation is also standard.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 4-liter four-stroke EcoTec engine delivering 252 hp of torque. and 260 lb-ft of torque, as well as six-speed automatic and four-wheel drive as standard.
If customers are interested in more affordable versions of Envision, it is expected that the price will drop to $ 34,990 for the most basic model with two mid-range models. With these names, you get the names that make your new Buick crossover look like various credit card plans: Envision Preferred for $ 36,795 and Envision Essence for $ 38,645.
The base model will also receive not a 2.0L turbo four, but a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with 197 hp. and a torque of 192 lb-ft.