KDI Picture gallery – This is the concept SUV by Buick which shows a very futuristic design of SUV with long scissors door, LED lamps and sexy body curvature.
BUICK ENVISION SUV CONCEPT
The Envision was jointly developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). It integrates global design with local aesthetics for the China market, adhering to Buick’s “dynamic, fluid, quiet and comfortable” design essence. The SUV has an elegant and smooth exterior that emphasizes its modern styling and contemporary sportiness. The Envision is equipped with an advanced plug-in hybrid system and loads of other new technologies, projecting the future of Buick products.
The Buick Envision SUV is equipped with GM’s plug-in hybrid system with a direct injection turbocharged 2.0-liter SIDI engine mated to two electric motors and an 8-speed transmission that can be operated in either automatic or manual modes.
A high-performance lithium battery and a solar energy roof with optical equipment serve as an alternative energy source independent from the engine.
Differing from the plug-in hybrid powertrain, the gasoline engine will power the wheels, but only when significant power is required, such as when driving up a hill or under sudden acceleration. Under low speeds and steady cruising, electricity powers the wheels and when the battery runs out of juice, the gasoline engine will help recharge it.
The Envision’s compact, lightweight chassis is composed of carbon fiber, magnesium and aluminum. Mounted on an MRC electromagnetic suspension with the energy-recycle function, it offers one of the fastest magnetic ride control systems in the world. Damping can be actively regulated according to road conditions to optimize handling. The AWD system lets power be distributed to each 22-inch wheel independently