Cars Made in China in 2018

2019 Buick Envision
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2019 Buick Envision

$31,995 | U.S. News Overall Score: 7.8/10

The Buick Envision, a luxury compact crossover, was designed primarily for the Chinese market. It was introduced in China in 2014 and brought to the United States in the second quarter of 2016.

The Envision lands near the bottom of our luxury compact SUV rankings, due mainly to dull performance, but by many accounts, it’s actually a well-built and otherwise likable vehicle.

In July of 2018, General Motors asked the U.S. government to give the Envision an exemption from the tariffs applied to Chinese-built vehicles, and the outcome of that request has not been determined as of this writing. It’s unclear what GM will do if the request is denied. If the 25 percent tariff is applied to the Envision, it will likely make the Envision more expensive than many of its rivals in its hyper-competitive class.

It’s almost certain, however, that GM will continue to invest in Chinese manufacturing facilities for that market, even if it becomes prohibitively expensive to sell Chinese-made American cars here.

According to GM, Buick sold around 41,000 Envisions in 2017 in the United States and around 210,000 Envisions in China.