One of the best compact crossover-SUV available in the market, known as Buick Envision is all set to get a complete redesign in the coming years. The outgoing model was in the market for quite a long time, and it got redesigned back in 2011. So, Envision ought to get a whole new redesign to match existing standards. The automaker has not yet revealed a launch date for the upcoming 2018 Buick Envision. However, according to recent speculations, this SUV model will be available in showrooms from September 2017 with a redesign. Let’s look into the expected redesign of this model.
2018 Buick Envision: Engines and Fuel Economy
The most important changes of the 2018 Buick Envision lies under the hood. This car will get an all-new 2.5-liter DOHC engine that can produce 252 HP along with 247 lb-ft torque.
In addition, there will be an optional 2.4-liter hybrid powertrain as well. It can produce 185 HP and 178 lb-ft or torque. The automaker will mate this engine with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. There will be Drive Shift Control (DSC) for better mileage. With this new drivetrain, this car will give off EPAs of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on highways.
Price and Release
Like outgoing model, the 2018 Envision too will have both gasoline and diesel variants. The price of different options will differ depending upon their features. The base trim will cost $42,995 and in the case of the highest trim, the price will be somewhere around $49,795. For limited edition variant price will go up by almost $2,100.Though all these prices are approximate values, yet one can estimate that actual price will remain somewhere close to these. Anyway, we will get closer very soon, as the crossover should be released in the coming months.
With the upcoming 2018 Buick Envision, the scenario will continue to be same. A major refreshment was on the cards and the manufacturers have finally come up with one. This time, the automaker does some distinct edge over its rivals.
Expect Buick to keep all existing features of this charming old boy. In addition to this, there are possibilities that 2018 Buick Envision will have some additional features. The spy shots suggest that there will be plenty of redesign details such as revamped spoiler, larger boot than the outgoing model, LED head and tail lamps, as well as a new 8-inch information display in the center console, 8-speaker from Bose in all the inside corners of, while the topper sports 14-speaker option.
According to the speculations, 2018 Buick Envision will continue to be comfortable, trustworthy and affordable crossover SUV that can stand tall even against class leaders like Honda and Ford. However, only the coming days can tell, whether this model can hold its USP or not.