Although Buick invested heavily in development in all segments, 60% share of sales is for two crossovers. The US carmaker in the domestic market continues to be dominated by three-row Enclave and a compact Encore. When it comes to expectations that sales will continue to grow in the coming years, no one is surprised that the company decided to add to the third model. After a couple of good runs, we will see it again as 2019 Buick Envision.
The Envision is an American crossover that has been sold for a couple of years in China. It will continue to be manufactured in this country. However, the company bosses claim that Envision will continue development and testing in its homeland. The 2019 Envision certainly has the characteristics of success on a paper. In any case, the SUV will use a special and unique platform.
2019 Buick Envision Redesign
On the design side, Envision is showing traditional Buick solutions. Its unique styling will make the crossover recognizable. There is no chance to mix Envision with any other SUV on the market. Most lines are inspired by other vehicles of the company. In the past, design language received a great praise. So, expectations for Envision are pretty high, and bosses want it to continue to win customers. For the first time in history, some Buick offers standard LED front and rear seats, as well as with 19-inch wheels.
The interior is similar to the LaCrosse. It will provide a long list of standard and optional equipment. As expected from most Buick, comfort is at the highest level. Noise isolation of the 2019 Buick Envision is at maximum level. Older buyers will know to appreciate this.
Changes on the New Buick Envision
One of the most exciting additions for the 2019 Buick Envision will be a new transmission. The company will add a Hydra-Matic 9-speed gearbox. However, this will be only the optional feature. Also, the new crossover will get some cosmetic changes both inside and outside the vehicle. On the exterior new details on the grille are notable. Furthermore, the rear fascia gets a revisit on bumpers and lights. Inside designers are preparing replacements for current accessory and accent packages. Lighting, leather seats, and the dashboard will be under reconstruction with a new Dark Galvanized theme.
2019 Buick Envision Specs
At the very beginning, only one engine will be an option. For 2019 Buick Envision it is a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 250 hp and lb-ft of torque. The gearbox is a six-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels. However, expectations are that the US giant will later offer a front-wheel-drive version, as well as a more powerful V6 engine. This is the more potent unit since the Envision SUV comes with a 2.5-liter drivetrain as the standard offer. This mill can deliver 197 horses.
Diesel and Hybrid
The modern trend is that all vehicles must offer as many options as possible. That is not the case with equipment inside the cabin, but powertrain solutions. So, it is not a surprise when rumors about the diesel engine come to us. With it, the 2019 Buick Envision will be able to deliver more torque. Also, its off-road capabilities are improving.
On the other hand, all companies are trying to be as green as it is possible. More and more crossovers are offering plug-in drivetrains, so the US carmaker is thinking of it. Nevertheless, the development is expensive, and it doesn’t pay off yet. However, this would be a great investment in future.
2019 Buick Envision Price
The 2019 Buick Envision is going to cost around $35,000. In mid-size SUV class, this vehicle will see a competition from Acura RDX and Audi Q5. With another engine, either petrol or not, the Envision will have more chances on the market.