A US launch has been rumored since the crossover was first unveiled as a China-specific model. An unnamed insider has now told Edmunds the move will happen sometime in the third quarter of 2015.
Slotting between the Encore and the Enclave, the five-passenger Envision is expected to be offered with stop-start technology and an option for all-wheel-drive.
Power will likely be provided by the same 2.0 four-cylinder engine that can be found under the hood of the Chinese edition, where it produces 256 horsepower and 256 lb-ft of torque.
“We can’t confirm anything, but clearly it is a very nicely designed and executed product that is very much a Buick,” Buick-GMC sales VP Duncan Aldred said in a statement.