2015 Buick Envision

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This is the so called “Chinese Market version”.
That’s what they usually say when something doesn’t look great.

Then, a few months later, it lands in the US, pretty much the same.

So this is basically the Buick version of the redesigned Chevrolet Equinox.
At least in China, the Buck version is powered by the usual 2.0 Liter Turbo.

This doesn’t look horrible. But not great either.
That big grille is getting old. It needs to be modernized a bit. Quite a bit.
And from the back, it looks like it could be anything, from anyone…

Better pix coming really soon.

Conversation 7 comments

  1. Should be called Buick Envomit.

    May have been nice a decade ago. Buick's Chinese design people have come up with some decent concepts, but can't translate any of that into a desirable product. Seems very few designers are willing to evolve anything anymore.

    Why buy new when it looks like the Same Old Shart?

  2. I agree with everything you said. Same tired front end… generic, rather economy-class rear… and Opel's familiar, and famously out-of-place as always, hockey stick crease. If Buick wasn't the "home team" here in the U.S. with dealerships all over, and offering a better than average warranty, this thing wouldn't stand a chance when it arrives here, what, years from now?

    How in the world can anyone at GM think this will be desirable seven or eight years from now?

  3. I'm not sure how the Lexus NX will compare to this in size, but I wish some people at GM would at least mouse on over and take a look. They're not just being passed by, they're being blown away by their competition. I never thought I would see the day where GM design trailed–and trailed badly–in virtually every single category.

  4. I agree 100% with every comment made above. GM is quickly bringing Buick back to appeal to the over 60 market in the US. With styling that is 5-10 years behind everyone else, it will feel safe to older consumers (I doubt this is their strategy) If GM took over a gourmet cheese store, in a year they would be offering nothing but Velveta. I think it is clear that Buick is dying a slow death… GM will be a two brand company after the next recession.

  5. This seems to have a pinch of everything else on the market thrown into the pot and stirred. The resulting dish is…unappetizing.

    It's most direct competitor, the Lincoln MKC, really comes off as more distinctive and cohesive.

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