I remember my grandfather telling me about the 1958 Buick Roadmaster Riviera and what a classic car it had been. No matter what cars are released in the future (be it even flying cars!), I would always want to own one of the Buick Classics. Founded in 1899, Buick is currently the oldest active American car maker and has shaped the American Automobile history. The 2016 Buick Envision is a midsize crossover that was showcased at the Detroit Motor Show last week. “The Chinese-built car was designed, engineered, and tested in Michigan as a world-class luxury crossover to challenge the world’s best competition”, says Buick.
A modest direct-injected, turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine will be fitted with the car. This engine will be equipped with automatic stop-start and munches out power to all the four wheels, with an output of 252 HP and torque of 352 Nm. Additional powertrain and drivetrain variants will come along with the car in 2017. The trademark Waterfall grille has been obviously included along with LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps, 19-inch wheels that will guide you home.
Inside, there is space for five adults and cargo volume of up to 57.3 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded. The interior is plush and quite impressive. Anyone familiar with GM cars will recognize the 8-inch touchscreen to fiddle with. The seats are pretty comfortable too, and Bose audio will take care as to how much time it’ll let you spend in the car. A power liftgate, three-zone climate control, and lane-keeping assist are some of the features that are present. Various standard items that come with the luxury segment cars like panoramic sunroof, cooled front seats, adaptive cruise control with collision-mitigation braking, parking assist with a 360-degree camera and OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity are all included.
Manufactured with the primary aim of addressing the Chinese market, the car will be also available in the United States next summer at Rs. 20 lakhs. Although, it is not a very appealing car, unlike the other beasts that were showcased in Detroit. Buick could have surely done better.