2016 Buick Envision: Hungry for a Third Crossover, Buick Orders Chinese Takeout – CarandDriver
From the “Did You Know” file comes this surprising fact: 60 percent of Buick’s sales come from two crossovers, the aging, three-row Enclave and the itty-bitty Encore. And the crossover percentage is poised to grow even higher now that the new mid-size Envision is here to slide into the gap between the brand’s two existing models.
Buick Envision Joins Crowded Upscale SUV Market – Consumer Reports
Already built and sold in China, the Envision gives Buick a practical and well-equipped upscale compact SUV in the U.S., where it’ll compete against the Audi A5, the BMW X3 and the Lexus NX.
2016 Buick Envision First Look Review – MotorTrend
The big controversial thing about Buick’s new middle-child crossover is that it is built in China. The UAW is up in arms, folks will fuss and fret about safety (“Remember the Katrina drywall!?”), but the plain truth of the matter is that this vehicle was almost 100-percent designed, engineered, and developed in the U.S.A. on a new premium D2XX architecture (a convergence of Delta and Theta platforms). But savvy companies build products where they sell, and China snapped up some 147,000 Envisions last year. Americans won’t buy half that many per year, so it just makes the kind of good business sense that will keep GM out of bail-out trouble to build them there. For now. If/when the Chevy Equinox/GMC Terrain variants migrate to similar enough architecture to warrant building the Buick alongside them, by all means production will be repatriated.
2016 Buick Envision might be your first Chinese-built crossover – AutoBlog
American-made Buicks sell great in China. Will a Chinese-built Buick sell well in America?
2016 Buick Envision – 2016 Detroit Auto Show – KellyBlueBook
KBB’s coverage of the 2016 Buick Envision at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.