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The Envision, Buick's made-in-China mid-sized sport utility, gets a mild refresh, including a nine-speed automatic for its top-tiered Premium with more torque from its engine. The 2.0-liter turbo is still rated at 252 horsepower, but torque jumps from 260 pound-feet to 295, sure to improve acceleration.
For pocketbooks, the base price on the standard Envision lowers by about $1000.
An ionizing air purifier is now included on Premium models, as well as LED headlights.
Tire fill alert is a new standard feature: beeps the horn when the tires hit the correct pressure while airing them up. High-intensity discharge (Xenon) headlights are now standard, also. Sadly, the adaptive headlights are no longer offered.
A sprinkling of other improvements include: more powerful wireless charging, compatible with iPhone X; faster seat heaters; a switch to easily disable Start/Stop operation; an improved hands-free microphone; and a better rear view camera.
The refresh includes a new grille with wings stretching through the Buick logo across the grille's width. New taillights and new wheel designs round out the visual changes.