GM Releases Buick Envision Photos: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

2011 Shanghai Auto Show


  • Buick Envision Picture

    Buick Envision Picture

    The Envision is a crossover from Buick, designed in China for the Chinese market. | April 18, 2011

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2011 Shanghai Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Another crossover from Buick, designed in China for the Chinese market.
  • The compact crossover features scissors-style doors.
  • The body-side sculpting looks as if it was inspired by the Hyundai Tucson.

SHANGHAI, China — General Motors has released official images of the Buick Envision concept vehicle ahead of its public unveiling here at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show.

Although the compact plug-in hybrid crossover has unusual scissors-style doors, the Envision appears to draw much of its styling inspiration from the Hyundai Tucson, particularly in the rear and the body sides.

GM earlier said the vehicle was developed at the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), which is jointly owned and operated by GM and Shanghai Auto.

In a brief statement accompanying the images on Monday, GM said: "Envision merges Buick's global design language with Chinese aesthetics and was designed specifically for the China market."

Edmunds.com says: The Envision could wind up in U.S. showrooms, with or without the plug-in hybrid drivetrain. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent

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