Chinese-Built 2016 Buick Envision To Start From $42,995 In The USA

GM’s Yantai plant, in China, is in charge of producing the new Envision and the first examples will arrive in the United States this June, priced similarly to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

Quoting Buick spokesman Stuart Fowle, AutoNews states that the 2016 Envision will be offered in two trim levels, labeled Premium I and Premium II, priced from $42,995 and $45,635 respectively.

Premium I will be packed with leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, remote start, blind spot warning, lane-keep assist and forward collision alert, while Premium II will add HID headlights, automatic parking assist, navigation system, head-up display and reclining heated rear seats.

For an extra $1,405, the Driver Confidence Package becomes available, with 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Both models can be equipped with a sunroof, as a stand-alone option, for $1,360.

In the North American version power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo four-banger petrol engine, producing 252 HP and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque, connected to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Buick’s SUV will become more available in October, when three additional lower-cost trim levels will be added to the lineup for the 2017MY.