The 2017 Buick Envision AWD compact Sport Utility Vehicle has received a five-star total automobile rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is an award accomplished by each Buick car or SUV evaluated for the past two successive model years.
Previously in 2016, the Envision additionally received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) greatest achievable ranking, a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) when outfitted with optional frontal collision mitigation. Today that ranking was expanded into the 2017 model year as the Envision with optional frontal collision mitigation and high intensity discharge (HID) headlights was awarded a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+.
“Quality, safety and craftsmanship are designed into every Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “Attaining high rankings from a number of the industry’s leading safety associations proves not only the high quality of the Envision, but moreover establishes the Buick brand’s credibility as a pacesetter in safety and quality, two characteristics high on every buyer’s list.”.
The Envision affords buyers a comprehensive array of standard and optional safety capabilities, both active and passive. These safety innovations make use of a combination of five cameras and 13 radar and ultrasonic sensing units. These camera and sensors surround the automobile to provide drivers assurance and confidence behind the wheel. Envision also provides a robust body construction that comprises of thorough use of mass-reducing high-strength steel.
The Envision’s optional Frontal Crash Warning and Forward Automatic Braking systems, which can assist drivers in avoiding accidents, were crucial to achieving the 2016 IIHS TSP+ ranking. That ranking mandates an automobile to score “Good” on a wide range of IIHS crashworthiness evaluations and obtain an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating on frontal collision mitigation, which was a new IIHS criteria for 2016. The 2017 IIHS TSP+ ranking calls for an automobile to be worthy of “Good” scores in the crashworthiness trials, an “Advanced” or “Superior” score for frontal collision mitigation and a “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight score.
The new Buick Envision reached dealerships in North America this past summer and is off to a positive start with over 10,000 vehicles sold thus far. Typically, the Envision remains on a dealer lot for just over 30 days, less than half of the market norm.