2016 Buick Envision Edmonton AB
It seemed as though Buick was going to have an extremely boring 2016 model year. Sure, they unveiled the incredible Buick Avenir concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, but that wasn’t a tangible new vehicle for enthusiasts to purchase. Then suddenly, they were announcing 2017 vehicles, so we thought we would be left with nothing but a couple of special edition trim levels. Then, finally, the 2016 Buick Envision in Edmonton AB was announced. A brand new, midsize crossover that slides into the lineup right between the Encore and Enclave, the Envision will be released sometime this summer.
Specs & Features of the 2016 Buick Envision
So what exactly is the Buick Envision? Well, as we mentioned, it is a midsize crossover that’s a bit bigger than the Encore but not quite as big as the Enclave. It was built for the Chinese market, but due to great reception and a glaring hole in the North American lineup, it’s making its way to us. We’re very excited, not just for the idea of a new vehicle, but because we know just how incredible the Envision is, and can’t wait to personally test one out for ourselves.
Not only does it deliver the stunning, signature Buick style, but it delivers plenty of great features and even a hefty amount of power. Beneath its hood rests a 2.0L turbocharged engine capable of delivering 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. With its stop/start technology, HiPer Strut front suspension system and a Twin Clutch All-Wheel Drive system, this might be the best performing crossover on the Buick lineup as soon as it arrives.
Add to that plenty of space for both people and cargo, and some of those great features we mentioned like a Bose premium sound system, active noise cancellation and standard tri-zone climate control amongst others, and you’ve got a great choice. We don’t know the exact release date, but you can look for it at the Don Wheaton store sometime this summer, so keep your eyes peeled.