Buick exited the sedan section when it axed the Regal, but it surely’s going all-in on crossovers and SUVs. It launched a darkish preview picture that provides us an early take a look at a three-row family-hauler named Envision Plus.
Introduced just for the Chinese language market as of writing, the Envision Plus is — as its title implies — positioned above the Envision within the firm’s vary, although it is smaller than the Enclave. It is mechanically associated to the crossover it shares its nameplate with, but it surely seems to obtain a particular design with a new-look entrance bumper and a extra upright grille. It additionally wears a boxier silhouette that allowed Buick so as to add a 3rd row of seats.
Further seating apart, we anticipate the Plus will provide an inside near the usual Envision’s, which we described as “a scaled-down tackle the Enclave’s inside” in February 2021. Equally, Buick will probably provide the Envision Plus with the identical turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder because the smaller mannequin. It produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and it spins the entrance or the 4 wheels through a nine-speed automated transmission.
Buick will launch extra particulars in regards to the 2022 Envision Plus within the coming weeks, and it’ll unveil the mannequin on the 2021 version of the Shanghai auto present opening its doorways on April 21. Whereas the corporate hasn’t confirmed plans to promote its newest crossover in its house market, we would not be shocked if it arrives right here earlier than the top of 2021.
Auto exhibits have been placed on hiatus in 2020, on the top of the on-going coronavirus pandemic, and the upcoming Shanghai present is the primary main business occasion in over a 12 months. Along with the Buick people-mover, we’ll uncover Toyota’s first world electrical automobile. It’s going to arrive as a near-production idea shut in measurement to the hot-selling RAV4.