2018 Buick Envision did not experience a renaissance compared to the 2017 model. There are not a few of them who expected something like that. Namely, at NAIAS in Detroit, 2016, 2017 Envision was introduced, and this version of the model for the US market. This model has brought answers, developed by SUV models of this car maker. Innovative design, compared to previous models, and new more modern solutions, were the ultimate features of the 2017 model. The 2018 model did not have to be changed in order to be more desirable and competitive.
The first presentation of the Envision SUV was the concept of the study. It happened in 2011, and it was thought that this concept would not be called a serial model. However, the Buick Envision gets green light and enters production. For the first time, it is offered as 2015 model, and only for Chinese customers. However, the company understands that it has done a great job, and the offer is expanding to the rest of the world market. 2018 Buick Envision is an indispensable model in Buick’s offer and on the US market.
Serial Envision is modeled on the aforementioned concept. At the time the concept was presented, this model had all the features of a futuristic design. The serial model is a bit ‘tricky’ and is well received in all markets. In comparison to the competition, Envision SUV can be proud of its appearance. Many believe that its look is reminiscent of other GM’s SUV models. It is compared to the Chevy Equinox model. However, the biggest truth is that this model is unique and resembles itself.
2018 Buick Envision Specs
The vehicle has dimensions of 184 l/72.5 w/67 h inches, with 108 inches wheelbase. The weight of the vehicle is about 4,000-4,100 pounds. This five-seat SUV takes the place between the smaller Encore and the larger Enclave model, in Buick’s SUV offer.
Buyers on the US market, there are two gasoline engines available. As a base, there is a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI unit. In standard form, this engine comes with the FWD propulsion system. As such, it delivers 197 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The average fuel consumption is 29 mp/hwy.
As an optional powertrain, the 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged unit is available. This engine delivers 252 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 260 lb-ft. Also, All-Wheel Drive with Active Twin Clutch is also available. With this engine, the 2018 Buick Envision gets up to 60 mph in about 8 seconds.
The evolution of the model, compared to its predecessors, is the possibility of offering a hybrid version of the model. This information has not been officially confirmed, but there are rumors of such a possibility. These sources mention a hybrid propulsion system, which would be a petrol engine with about 170 horsepower, with two electric motors.
The base version of the model is available at a price of $ 34,065. The top offer is 2018 Buick Envision Premium II model, which costs $ 44,960. The rest of the offer is Prefered FWD version at a price of $ 35,870, as well as Essence FWD which costs $ 37,720. Versions with AWD have a higher price of around $ 2,000.