GM’s Buick stunned the world when it revealed the all-new 2021 Buick Envision in a surprise announcement at the end of May. At that time, the Tri Shield brand released only a handful of photos of the completely-redesigned vehicle in what we believe to be the Essence trim level, while also announcing that the crossover will also be available in the range-topping Avenir trim level, a first for the Envision nameplate. However, no photos or images of the Envision Avenir were shown until today, when GM revealed the 2021 Buick Envision Avenir in China.
The Buick Envision Avenir features a unique signature mesh grille and a unique set of wheels. The wheel well trim is replaced from the gray-black plastic to a body-color version.
In addition, the Avenir trim will also feature exclusive colors and some unique interior trim and materials.
Known during its development phase as Buick Enspire, the all-new 2021 Buick Envision is based on the same variant of the E2 platform as the Cadillac XT4. The vehicle was conceived and developed as a more premium offering than the first-generation Envision. Its exterior design and proportions are noticeably more refined, something that’s further highlighted by the introduction of the range-topping Avenir trim level.
Power for the 2021 Buick Envision and the Envision Avenir will come from a turbocharged 2.0L I-4 LSY engine rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to the latest GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive will be standard, while all-wheel-drive will be an option.
In China, the E2-based Envision will be called Envision S, creating a family of Envision vehicles. We’ll have more on that shortly, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for the latest Buick Envision news, Buick news and ongoing GM news coverage.