"When it goes on sale in 2016, it will play an important role in a crossover lineup that currently represents 60 percent of Buick sales in North America," Buick said in a statement on Friday.
The debut of the Envision marks the first time that General Motors has sold a Chinese-made vehicle in the U.S.
"We've done some engines from China, but no full vehicles," said Stuart Fowle, a Buick spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.
The Envision is built in Yantai, China.
The Envision is equipped with a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA has not announced fuel economy numbers yet.
Standard equipment includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats and heated steering wheel and a Bose premium sound system.
Options include cooled front seats, a panoramic moonroof and OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in WiFi hotspot.
Edmunds says: Buick is capitalizing on a hot crossover market by giving car shoppers yet another alternative with the Envision.