GM has unveiled the Buick Envision SUV at the Shangai Auto Show today - a model that's specifically designed for the Chinese car market.
Featuring sharp edged, flowing lines, full length scissor doors, a streamlined coupe-esque profile and huge 22-inch alloy wheels, this concept isn't for the faint hearted. At the front, the Envision has a waterfall style grille, LED headlights and fog lights that take inspiration from traditional Chinese designs.
On the inside there's a futuristic dashboard, flat-bottomed steering wheel, an oversized central instrument tunnel and a flat floor which frees up passenger space. The Envision will also boast a 3D heads-up display and Bluetooth intelligent Internet system that allows web access through a mobile phone.
The concept features an intelligent four-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM’s plug-in hybrid system, which uses a 2.0-litre petrol turbo alongside two electric generators and a high performance lithium battery. At low speed, the car is powered by its electric generators, with the petrol engine aiding the generators for extra power, or when the generators are depleted. The Envision also has a solar energy roof and a high tech chassis made from carbon fibre, magnesium and aluminium.