2020 Buick Envision Facelift, Hybrid, Specs and Price
After the redesign, the new 2020 Buick Envision will hit the market. It will join other siblings, Encore, Enclave, and the new concept Enspire. Buick SUV range is growing slowly, and next decade it will be one of the major players in the market. Now already the company is planning to launch new hybrid vehicles. In a couple of years, most SUVs will have such drivetrain, so Buick’s crossovers will be ready for the challenge.
The new model will use the same platform. This vehicle will get a big facelift in 2019 and the new SUV appears as 2020 Buick Envision. Changes on the front fascia and interior are the most significant. Dimensions are not going to change. So, the crossover remains in the compact class. One of the additions for 2020 Envision could be a hybrid engine. With the development of Enspire EV concept, the plug-in variant of the small-size SUV is possible to arrive as well.
2020 Buick Envision Facelift Changes
Modifications on the 2020 Buick Envision will include a revisit of the entire exterior. However, the SUV will use the same D2XX/D2UX platform. That means dimensions will probably remain the same, at least for wheelbase. It will be 108 inches, while the overall length could get an extra inch. However, Envision is not going to be longer than 185 in.
The cosmetic changes will include the revisit of the front fascia. Small updates won’t affect the overall shape of the nose. Narrower headlights and a slightly larger bumper are notable changes. On the back, the vehicle could be higher, according to first spy shots. Exhaust tips could get a new shape.
The SUV belongs to a premium class. That means a higher price, but richer materials inside the cabin as well. The vehicle was very generous behind the front row. Passengers on the rear seats had enough legroom. The sliding bench can provide more space for occupants or for the cargo area. Also, all Buick vehicles receive excellent feedback for the layout of its infotainment system and command panel. The 2020 Buick Envision has a good heritage and designers must be careful not to spoil it.
2020 Buick Envision Specs
The engine room of the 2020 Buick Envision will hold a 2.5-liter engine as the base option. This unit is capable to produce 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, buyers are going to have a choice in a 2.0-liter turbo-four mill. This one is more potent with 250 horses and 260 pound-feet of twisting power. Both engines are using a six-speed automatic transmission. Well, lower trim levels are using bigger displacement, while high-end models are offering dual-clutch gearbox in combination with a turbocharged engine. These models will also get only AWD, while the 2.5-liter engine sends power to front wheels by default.
2020 Buick Envision Hybrid
For the next facelift, the company is preparing a hybrid drivetrain. The concept is present, but it was not ready for production. We saw the preview in Shanghai at Auto show. That could mean the 2020 Buick Envision hybrid could come out only in China. It wouldn’t be the first case that carmakers are launching hybrid vehicle exclusively there. Jeep did the same with Yuntu, for example. This is the fastest-growing market in the world and Chinese buyers are more and more curious about such drivetrains.
2020 Buick Envision Price
The brand-new 2020 Buick Envision will present many new features and shapes. Also, the new price is on the way. Unfortunately, carmakers rarely modify it to lower values. The new 2020 Envision is going to cost more than $35,000. A hybrid version will go up to $40,000. The top-line model is Premium. It is going to hit $50,000 mark. Hybrid will also have its trim levels. With the same order as for the petrol units, these vehicles could go over $55,000.