Available both with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the Envision 20T gets the most powerful member of GM’s latest-generation Ecotec engine lineup, the 1.5T SIDI unit, which produces 166hp at 5,600 rpm and 250Nm (184lb-ft) between 1,700 rpm and 4,400 rpm.
Equipped with a start/stop as standard, the engine averages 6.6 l/100 km (35.6 mpg US) in the Envision, complying with China’s advanced National V emission standard.
Customers who want a more powerful Envision can choose the 28T model, which is motivated by a 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine producing 256hp and 353Nm (260lb-ft) of torque. The 2.0-liter engine is only offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Since its launch in October, the Buick Envision 28T has become a leader in China’s high-end SUV segment, with sales exceeding 40,000 units. With the arrival of the Envision 20T, the Envision nameplate will offer customers two powertrains and eight variants.