Facelifted Buick Envision Revealed With Updated Styling And New 9-Speed Transmission

Buick has quietly unveiled the facelifted Envision in China.

Introduced late last month, the updated model features a modestly revised front fascia with a “flying-wing” grille that echoes newer models such as the Encore, Enclave, and Lacrosse. Designers also installed a sportier front bumper and additional chrome trim.

The styling changes continue at the rear as the Envision has been equipped with new bodywork and restyled LED taillights. Buick says these changes help to give the rear end a “more three-dimensional” appearance.

Interior changes are relatively minor as the model has been equipped with an updated infotainment system that allows users to enjoy online entertainment features – such as Kaola FM internet radio and the NetEase music cloud – through an app.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The entry-level model has a turbocharged 1.5-liter unit that produces 166 hp (124 kW) 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque.

Customers can also order an updated turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 256 hp (191 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the additional power and a new nine-speed automatic transmission, the crossover can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.2 seconds which is an improvement of 0.2 seconds.

The updates will likely find their way to the U.S. model shortly but there’s no word on specifics.

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  • john1168

    Are the Envisions that are sold in the USA still being built in China?

    • Hot new yorker

      Of course.

    • Rocket

      Yep 🙁

    • That’s what they said about Japan…Chinese are excellent workers and China has a much longer history of craftsmanship, art and culture…

    • Stephen G

      Built in China and MSRP at 40K. Who are the dumdass’s buying these things? Built in China with low wage labor this should be a 20K vehicle tops.

      • Status

        Low wage labor doesn’t mean low quality product. What you need to find out the skilled competency of the workers who assemble the car. What they’re paid to assemble doesn’t always mean the end product is any good; just look at the UAW and how many people automatically reject any car assembled by those workers.

        • Stephen G

          I didn’t say anything about it being a low quality product.. I think you made that inference on your own.

  • eb110americana

    Looks better, especially the taillights–if a little Subaru-ish. The larger engine gains 4 hp and 35 lb. ft. torque.

  • Kash

    I see some NX styling in the rear. Can’t wait to see better pics.

  • no25

    rear end looks like a mess imo

  • Six Thousand Times

    Made in China. No, thanks even if I were in the market.

    • Blackwater

      Without the Chinese market, Buick would have gone the way of Pontiac and Oldsmobile.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Maybe but I’m not buying “made in China “ until tariffs and wages are equalised.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    i bet us version will be introduced on new york next year

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