Detroit LIVE: 2016 Buick Envision

Built in China, the Envision is about the same size as a BMW X3.

Buick has unveiled the 2016 Envision at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Envision is the first Buick sold in the United States to carry a "made in China" label. Built on a brand new platform, it stretches 183 inches long, 72 inches wide and 66 inches tall, dimensions that make it roughly the same size as a BMW X3. The crossover wears a familiar front end that falls in line with Buick's latest design language thanks to a large waterfall grille with horizontal slats and elongated headlights.

Inside, the Envision boasts a well-appointed cockpit available with several dashboard trim materials including real wood. An eight-inch touch screen runs Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system, and buyers can select a host of high-tech driving aids including a lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera, and automatic parking assistance. Trunk space checks in at 26.9 cubic feet with five adults on board and 57.3 cubes with the rear bench folded flat.

The Envision is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine that sends 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. A start/stop system keeps fuel economy in check, but Buick hasn't published fuel economy figures yet.

Built in Yantai, China, the 2016 Buick Envision will go on sale nationwide in the coming months. Pricing information will be announced in the weeks leading up to its on-sale date.

Live images by Brian Williams.

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