A New Buick SUV, the Envision, is Headed to China

The Envision Concept made its debut back in 2011, but it took Buick a few years to get it ready for a real production run. That prep time is over now, though, and the new Buick SUV will be making its sales debut in China sometime later this year. The Envision will sit between the smaller Encore and the full-size Enclave in Buick’s lineup.

According to GM Authority, the Envision “has dynamic and assertive styling” and it “fuses iconic Buick design cues with the brand’s new high-end, refined global design concepts. If the emphasis is on marketing this vehicle to a global market, China, home to the world’s largest new car market, is a natural place for the debut.

We know what you’re thinking, Gjovik Auto readers, and yes the Envision will be sold in America as well. The name could possibly be changed to the Anthem, but more than likely it will be sold under the name Envision on this continent as well. Plus, it will come with innovative powertrain technology like all-wheel-drive capability and standard stop-start engine technology. Make sure to check back on the blog often to track the Envision’s journey to America!

GM Awarded Most Initial Quality Awards

In the car industry, there is a constant battle to see who is the best of the best. This year, it looks like General Motors takes the cake after coming out on top in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The American carmaker continued its winning streak this year after receiving more Initial Quality Awards than any other carmaker in the industry, while also having the most models ranked in the top three in the respective segments.

“We are committed to providing customers with the highest levels of safety, quality, and an exceptional ownership experience,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president GM Global Quality and Customer Experience. “Having the most award recipients of any automaker shows that we are on the right track by putting the customer front and center in everything we do.”

The Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon both swept the Large SUV segment, along with the Chevrolet Tahoe, while the Chevrolet Silverado HD and Buick Encore topped their respective segments. In the Midsize Car segment, the Chevy Malibu also came out as the leader, showing that each of GM’s branches is a top performer.

Not only were GM’s vehicles awarded with quality awards, but the company’s plant in Ingersoll, Canada, where the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are built, was also awarded a Silver Plant Assembly Line Quality Award.

To see what makes General Motors a top-ranking carmaker, stop by Gjovik Auto today!