Buick Envision Bound For US Market By Q3 2015

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

While the Chinese have Buick’s latest crossover, the Envision, to themselves for now, a plan is in the works to bring it over to the United States by Q3 2015 at the earliest.

Edmunds reports the Envision would be offered in FWD and AWD configurations, with power to come from a four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology on-board. The five-passenger crossover would slot between the Encore and Enclave when added to the U.S. market lineup.

Though GM remains silent for now, Buick-GMC vice president of sales Duncan Aldred says the Envision would find itself in “a big segment in the U.S.”

Should it arrive here, the crossover would go up against the likes of the Mercedes GLA-Class, Lincoln MKC and GMC Terrain, among others.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Heavy handle Heavy handle on Oct 07, 2014

    Is it a good thing that we finally get to see "real" Chinese Buicks? People assume that Chinese Buicks are similar to US Buicks: large near-luxury sedans. It turns out that they mostly sell a Cruze variant and an Astra variant. This Envision looks like a half-hearted copy of a Kia Rondo.

  • Alluster Alluster on Oct 07, 2014

    Another boring egg-shaped crossover! Good luck shaking off your brand perceptions.

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    • WildcatMatt WildcatMatt on Oct 16, 2014

      @Qbranch Yay for Wildcat love!

  • Buickman Buickman on Oct 07, 2014

    built where? inquiring minds want to know

    • Lie2me Lie2me on Oct 07, 2014

      It's based on the Delta platform (Buick Verano) so in all likelihood it would be built in the Orion plant in Michigan

  • Akear Akear on Oct 07, 2014