General Motors offered up a stylish new concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Buick Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV. This scissor door splendor is prepared with a solar roof and lithium battery to give the vehicle with power sovereign of its direct-injected turbocharged 2-liter engine and two electric motor generators in the eight-speed automatic/manual broadcast. On the inside, the Envision’s high-tech cabin is loaded with cloud computing-powered goodies that attach the driver to the Internet through his cell phone or the touch-screen interface on the center console or on the windshield.
The Envision’s frame is made of lightweight carbon fiber, aluminum, and magnesium. The concept features smart all-wheel drives that shifts power to the wheels that need it, as well as an electromagnetic adaptable suspension to adjust to road conditions and provide best handling. The Envision concept was developed mutually by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) according to Shi Hong, Director of Buick Marketing at Shanghai GM, and was designed with the Chinese consumer in mind.
Via: Green Car Congress
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