U.S. sales of the Chinese-made Envision totaled 41,040 in 2017, its first full year on the market.
Some Buick buyers may be in for some sticker shock after President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports.
The General Motors brand’s Envision small crossover, which starts at $32,990, including shipping, is among the handful of autos imported into the U.S. from China. With the Trump administration planning to impose 25 percent duties on products including motor vehicles, each of the crossovers could be subject to levies of about $8,000.
A GM spokesman confirmed that the Envision will likely be affected by the tariffs and didn’t have immediate comment. The automaker sold 41,040 units in 2017, the Envision’s first full year in the U.S. market. By comparison, Chevrolet delivered seven times more Equinox SUVs.
Other cars potentially subject to U.S. tariff include Volvo S60 sedans, which the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker started importing to the U.S. in 2015. Representatives for the company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The U.S. imported only 58,437 passenger vehicles from China last year, a sliver of the 8.27 million shipped to America from the rest of the world, according to the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration.