Buick releases additional details about 2017 Envision, ahead of US introduction image

The American carmaker has released new details regarding its upcoming US-specification Envision, which should occupy a place in its lineup between the Encore and Enclave.

Set to go against the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, and Lincoln MKC the crossover sports the same design as the already known Chinese version – and will also mark an unusual premiere, with the model produced in Yantai, China being exported from there to the US market. The model also comes equipped with an active shutter grille, an aluminum hood, LED daytime running lights and the visual package is rounded off by the 19-inch aluminum wheels – while practicality is enhanced by the power liftgate with hands-free operation. Inside the cabin we have the IntelliLink infotainment system with an eight-inch system, push button ignition, eight-way power front seats with four-way-adjustable lumbar support heated steering wheel, heated front / rear seats as well as an active noise cancelation system, a tri-zone climate control system or a Bose audio system. Optional goodies will come in the form of ventilated front seats or a panoramic moonroof, among others.

Weighing 4047 pounds (1835 kg), the 2017 Envision has received under the hood a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill that churns out 252 bhp (186 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque, being mated to a six-speed auto and a standard all-wheel drive system. The Envision is also boasting a HiPer Strut and four-link independent front/back suspension combo, with the automaker also deploying a traction control system and a power steering system with cross-wind stabilization and road-shake stabilization. Safety amenities will also include the Lane Keep Assist and the Safety Alert Seat, the Automatic Park Assist and a 360-degree Surround Vision camera system.