All-new Buick Envision is built for luxury

The Envision is an all-new luxury compact crossover with segment-challenging driving dynamics, advanced technology, connectivity and Buick's trademark interior acoustics. It is a global vehicle, designed from the ground up as a Buick luxury compact crossover.

"The all-new Buick Envision is a modern, confident and responsive luxury compact crossover that combines the brand's core characteristics with great performance features like our HiPer strut suspension," said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. "That dynamic experience behind the wheel is complemented by Buick's signature luxury, whisper-quiet cabin and connectivity features to benefit drivers and passengers alike."

The Envision is also designed to carry more than its competitors, with more rear cargo space than the Acura RDX and the Lincoln MKC. It's also roomier for passengers, with more rear legroom, front and rear shoulder room, and overall Environmental Protection Agency-rated passenger volume than the MKC.

Changes

After its introduction as a 2016 model, the Envision gets several updates for the 2017 model year:

• Envision, Preferred and Essence trims

• 2.5L direct-injected engine with stop/start technology standard on Envision, Preferred and Essence trims

• Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection compatibility

• Teen Driver feature allows parents to set controls, review driving habits and encourage safe driving habits even when they are not in the vehicle

• Chili Red Metallic exterior color

Design

Designers and engineers were given a clean slate to develop the Envision and they employed supercomputer technologies to help make the most of the architecture for strength, stiffness and quietness.

Every aspect of the vehicle's design and its effect on refinement was taken into consideration – even the available panoramic moonroof was designed for lower wind noise when open.

"The Envision represents a compromise-free design that enabled the development team to do the things luxury customers appreciate," said Judy Brennan, chief engineer. "Our attention to detail yielded tremendous strength and stiffness of the platform, which is evident in exceptional ride and handling characteristics."

Technology

The new Envision offers a standard 8-inch Buick IntelliLink screen, as well as available OnStar with 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

A new steering wheel for Buick debuts in the Envision, featuring thumb-operated toggle switches that make it easy to scroll through the IntelliLink menus.

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