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    Rumorpile: Buick Envision Coming To U.S. In 2015


    • The Envision Could Be Making An Appearance In The U.S.

    Last month, Buick introduced a new crossover for China called the Envision. This new crossover would fit between the Encore and Enclave models Now there have been murmurs of whether or not the Envision would be coming to the U.S. or not. According to Edmunds, the Envision is making the trip to the U.S. next year.

    According to a insider, the Envision will go sale in the third quarter of 2015. There is talk of a mild-hybrid model for the U.S. market.

    When asked, Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick-GMC sales said nothing has been confirmed at the moment. But went onto say that the brand is considering it.

    Source: Edmunds

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    Erm.. no.  This is a Chevy Captiva with buick styling and interior.

     

     

     

    Actually its supposed to be on the new D2xx Platform. Word is that the Cruze was originally supposed to be the first, but that was pushed back to 2016 and the need to flesh out Buicks offerings in China quickly enabled the Envision to be the first here in the U.S. using the platform. It's almost exactly the same size as the BMW X3, have start stop standard across the board and be available with the Malibu LTZ's 2.0L Turbo. AWD obviously will be offered

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    I suppose it depends on if we get the same version China gets or not.  If we get the Chinese version shown above, it is indeed a restyled Captiva.  If we get something entirely new, then.

     

    The current eastern markets Captiva Sport:

     

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    The coming eastern market Envision:

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    The true question is, does Buick really need it?

     

     

    Not so sure....

     

     

    Not only does Buick need it, but Cadillac needs TWO. CUVs are the fastest growing segment. GM has plenty of these things in other markets, but is paper thin in them here in the U.S. The Buick small, med, large models will be perfect. Cadillac needs this too, but could do it all on Alpha and Omega. They could kill the Theta-Epsilon SRX and move it to Alpha as well. Name is changing anyway so might as well change the layout too. Omega version would be smaller than the Escalade, maybe even a smidge smaller than the Lambdas. The Medium would be on Alpha and sized like the current SRX, perhaps a smidge larger, with the small being on Alpha and about the size of the ATS but obviously taller 

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    While you do make a good point, GM needs to go with what is best for each brand, not just more "space fillers" just because they need it. And they need to make sure the current product is up snuff as well. If you have to push other stuff back to update stuff (think trucks and small cars for example), then you have too much product. Chevy get get away with a little extra product, because it is the bread and butter brand....

     

     

    Keep in mind we have not forgotten the gas prices...while some may jump on a truck (or CUV), they still might think twice. Plus, with the ELR here, I think they are good at the moment.

     

     

    In honestly, this "buick" might have a better chance as a GMC....

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    While you do make a good point, GM needs to go with what is best for each brand, not just more "space fillers" just because they need it. And they need to make sure the current product is up snuff as well. If you have to push other stuff back to update stuff (think trucks and small cars for example), then you have too much product. Chevy get get away with a little extra product, because it is the bread and butter brand....

     

     

    Keep in mind we have not forgotten the gas prices...while some may jump on a truck (or CUV), they still might think twice. Plus, with the ELR here, I think they are good at the moment.

     

     

    In honestly, this "buick" might have a better chance as a GMC....

     

     

    This Buick should not be a GMC.. the GMC should be a refreshed version of this

     

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    looking like this

     

     

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    on the Canyon platform like it's predecessor. 

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    While you do make a good point, GM needs to go with what is best for each brand, not just more "space fillers" just because they need it. And they need to make sure the current product is up snuff as well. If you have to push other stuff back to update stuff (think trucks and small cars for example), then you have too much product. Chevy get get away with a little extra product, because it is the bread and butter brand....

     

     

    Keep in mind we have not forgotten the gas prices...while some may jump on a truck (or CUV), they still might think twice. Plus, with the ELR here, I think they are good at the moment.

     

     

    In honestly, this "buick" might have a better chance as a GMC....

     

     

    This Buick should not be a GMC.. the GMC should be a refreshed version of this

     

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    looking like this

     

     

    Hummer_Hx_Concept_1.jpg

     

    on the Canyon platform like it's predecessor. 

     

     

     

     

    So it can fail like hummer? Nah....not many people are looking for that. Build Something more jeep like. Better to offer upgrades to the current products.....

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    ^^^ Hummer didn't fail. GM decided to be "PC" for the greenies instead of just making Hummer more fuel efficient. It would have easily been done with the ideas behind the concept I posted which was ready for Diesel Hybrid tech. Not only that.. how can a brand simply built up on previous gen platforms (H2 was GMT800.. as in 2000-2006 Tahoe) making hugh profits be a fail? In reality Hummer should have never been anything other than a GMC trim.. like Denali.

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    Hummer was a great product and I proudly own them still.

     

    End point is Hummer should have NEVER been a stand alone product. It should have been a package sold by GMC.

     

    GMC could easily make a fortune on a Hummer Capable SUV/CUV.

    I would buy the Hx in a Heartbeat and I know many who would prefer it over the Jeep.

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    Hummer was a great product and I proudly own them still.

     

    End point is Hummer should have NEVER been a stand alone product. It should have been a package sold by GMC.

     

    GMC could easily make a fortune on a Hummer Capable SUV/CUV.

    I would buy the Hx in a Heartbeat and I know many who would prefer it over the Jeep.

     

     

    U 4Got to say "Just like Casa said..."  :AH-HA:   

     

    Anyway.. as it goes U and I think a lot alike on many subjects 

     

    It was a very profitable brand and doesn't actually need it's name to do what it was doing. The Hummer name could be made into a Trim level in line with the Denali one. Denali being the upper-level near lux version of GMC and the Alpha (Hummer) line being the off-road part of the Division. OR take the opportunity for GMC to actually differentiate itself even further from Chevy. Certainly U would keep the more moderate vehicles as they appeal to the mainstream buyers.. but why not merge the H2, H3, H3T, and that gorgeous Hx (H4) into the line-up of GMC calling them all the Alpha trim level. Just replace the HUMMER insignia with GMC.  I'm pissed at Ricky Boy not simply making it a part of GMC from the start. In the year 2000... there was the Terradyne. A Hummer if I've ever seen one.

     
     
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    Yup, Just like Casa said, the Terradyne should have been a Hummer or better yet like we agree on the start of the Alpha Line for GMC Off Road Rally's.

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    I have to agree with Cmicasa with both Buick and GMC. Buick needs to grow in the premium segments that are on fire. The Verano, Encore, and Envision are perfect products for Buick at the perfect time. Buick needs to be easily comparable to the premium competition and seen as a legitimate player.

     

    Buick and GMC do not and will not overlap with their CUV offerings. I do not foresee a person cross-shopping the Terrain and Envision. They're just completely different, even in Denali garb. It's the same reason Acadia and Enclave are successful while sharing the same showroom floor. GMC and Buick are both premium brands but their products target completely different markets. Buick and GMC combined are on target to sell over 700k vehicles a year through their dealer chain. That’s amazing for two brands that don’t make a lot of PR noise. If anything, GMC needs to continue differentiating itself from Chevrolet's offerings. Buick could use coupes (Cascada is coming, but a Regal sedan and coupe and/or Riviera coupe based on alpha would be excellent) and a proper flagship sedan positioned above LaCrosse (based on Omega to share cost development as has been rumored in the past) to properly compete against the Hyundai Genesis, Kia K900, and other Non-Cadillac segment contenders. Buick needs a proper replacement for the Park Avenue in China. We need one here too. 

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    ^^^ Good posts, both of U.. The deal here is simple. GMC should be about premium trucks, SUVs, and CUVs. Buick should be about premium cars, with a few CUVs. GMC has the chops to pull off a revisit of Hummer. GMC has the chops to pummel Jeep. GM just needs to have the chops to allow it. 

     

    Side bar. I chucked last night coming out of the Outback Steakhouse with a few friends and family as one of the kids, 11 years old had never seen my Impala LTZ. He exclaimed "Wow uncle Cmi... your new car looks waaaay more expensive than dad's car." His dad has a 2010 Benz E550. His dad just dropped his head.

     

    My point is that GM has the ability to build cars and trucks that are premium and mainstream with out the price that normally come with it

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    Now if Hummer would have been more Jeep like, I think it would have had a chance....could have given Jeep a run for it's money.

     

     

    Instead it became an image machine for people, which GM did not bother to fight......

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    Now if Hummer would have been more Jeep like, I think it would have had a chance....could have given Jeep a run for it's money.

     

     

    Instead it became an image machine for people, which GM did not bother to fight......

     

     

    NO. The image was fine for the first part of the decade. But unfortunately.. by the time Bush and Cheney drained our coffers in late '07... we  were living in a country of whiners and politically correct flag waivers. The H2 was the epitome of IN YOUR EFFIN FACE I NOT ONLY HAVE MOBEY TO BUY THIS TRUCK.. I GOT MONEY TO LITERALLY BURN (in the gas tank)!!! Some one driving a sissy ass Corolla just couldn't deal with it. 

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    While you do make a good point, GM needs to go with what is best for each brand, not just more "space fillers" just because they need it. And they need to make sure the current product is up snuff as well. If you have to push other stuff back to update stuff (think trucks and small cars for example), then you have too much product. Chevy get get away with a little extra product, because it is the bread and butter brand....

     

     

    Keep in mind we have not forgotten the gas prices...while some may jump on a truck (or CUV), they still might think twice. Plus, with the ELR here, I think they are good at the moment.

     

     

    In honestly, this "buick" might have a better chance as a GMC....

     

    Very different buyers.  I agree that the Terrain needs to butch up more, but at the same time, Buick needs something between the Encore and Enclave. A little bit bigger than the Lincoln MKC would be just about perfect and would drive a gigantic nail into the sidewalls of the Lexus RX.

     

    It would also serve to continue Buick's march upwards in status.

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    While you do make a good point, GM needs to go with what is best for each brand, not just more "space fillers" just because they need it. And they need to make sure the current product is up snuff as well. If you have to push other stuff back to update stuff (think trucks and small cars for example), then you have too much product. Chevy get get away with a little extra product, because it is the bread and butter brand....

     

     

    Keep in mind we have not forgotten the gas prices...while some may jump on a truck (or CUV), they still might think twice. Plus, with the ELR here, I think they are good at the moment.

     

     

    In honestly, this "buick" might have a better chance as a GMC....

     

    Very different buyers.  I agree that the Terrain needs to butch up more, but at the same time, Buick needs something between the Encore and Enclave. A little bit bigger than the Lincoln MKC would be just about perfect and would drive a gigantic nail into the sidewalls of the Lexus RX.

     

    It would also serve to continue Buick's march upwards in status.

     

     

     

    A shakeup of the current line up would help first....short of the Regal and Encore, the rest of the line up could use some ID'ing......

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      They include a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo — matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission — and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
      “With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger engine and the efficiency of a smaller engine.”
      The new Equinox is the first Chevrolet model in North America to use an all-turbocharged, multi-engine powertrain lineup. That includes the expected segment-exclusive 1.6L turbo-diesel that will offer customers excellent efficiency and capability.
      “It is an all-new SUV from the ground up and one that takes on the industry’s biggest competitors with a stronger architecture, greater efficiency and more technology,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer. “And it looks great doing it.”
      Additional vehicle highlights:
      Approximately 400 pounds (180 kg) lighter than the current model — a 10 percent weight reduction Switchable AWD system that enhances efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when not needed  Unique kneeling rear seat that enables a flat rear load floor and up to 63.5 cubic feet (1,798 liters) of maximum cargo space Equinox sales have reached more than 2 million since its launch and it is Chevrolet’s second-best retail selling vehicle, after the Silverado.
      The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America. It rolls out to approximately 115 additional global markets later in the year.
      2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS 
      (NORTH AMERICA)
      Overview

      Models: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
      Body style / driveline:
      five-passenger, four-door SUV, front-engine, front- or all-wheel drive
      EPA vehicle class:
      compact SUV
      Powertrains

      Engine / Type: 1.5L turbo DOHC DI
      2.0L turbo DOHC DI
      1.6L turbo-diesel
      Block material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Cylinder head material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Fuel delivery:
      direct injection
      direct injection
      direct injection
      Horsepower (hp / kW):
      170 / 127 (GM-estimated)
      252 / 188 (GM-estimated)
      136 / 101 (GM-estimated)
      Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm):
      203 / 275 (GM-estimated)
      260 / 353 (GM-estimated)
      236 / 320 (GM-estimated)
      GM-est. fuel economy:
      31 hwy
      28 hwy
      40 hwy
      Transmission:
      Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic
      Chassis / Suspension

      Suspension (front): MacPherson strut with side-loaded modules, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar
      Suspension (rear): 
      4 Link Independent Rear Suspension
      Steering type:
      Dual Rack and Pinion Electric Power Steering
      Turning circle (ft / m):
      37.4 / 11.4 (17-inch wheels)
      Brakes & Wheels

      Brake type: four-wheel disc with ABS and ESC; Duralife rotors and low-drag calipers (US)
      Wheel size and type:
      17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum
      Exterior Dimensions

      Wheelbase (in / mm): 107.3 / 2725
      Overall length (in / mm):
      183.1 / 4652
      Overall width (in / mm):
      72.6 / 1843
      Overall height (in / mm):
      65.4 / 1661
      Track (in / mm):
      front: 62.2 / 1580
      rear: 62.2 / 1581
      Interior Dimensions

      Seating capacity: 2 / 3
      Headroom (in / mm):
      Front - 40.0/1015 (w/o SR), 38.2/970 (w/ Sunroof)
      Rear - 38.5/977 (w/o SR), 36.9/936 (w/ Sunroof)
      Legroom (in / mm):
      40.9 / 1040 (front)
      39.7 / 1008 (rear)
      Shoulder room (in / mm):
      57.2 / 1452 (front)
      55.5 / 1410 (rear)
      Hip room (in / mm):
      54.2 / 1377 (front)
      51.7 / 1314 (rear)
      Weights & Capacities

      Base curb weight (lb / kg): 3327 / 1509 (1.5L w/ FWD)
      Fuel capacity (gal / L):
      14.7 / 55 (FWD)
      TBD (AWD)
      15.5 / 58 (1.6L diesel)
      Max cargo room (cu ft / L):
      29.9 / 846 (behind rear seat)
      63.5 / 1798 (rear seat folded)
      Max trailering (lb / kg):
      3500 / 1585 (2.0L turbo)
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    • By William Maley
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