The order books for the 2021 Buick Envision opened this Thursday, with U.S. deliveries of the premium crossover set to commence in late 2020. The new Envision will arrive a little later on in Canada, though, with dealerships north of the border not expected to receive their vehicles until early next year.
The 2021 Buick Envision rides on the GM E2 platform and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine making 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The crossover comes standard with front-wheel drive, with the Preferred, Essence, and Avenir trim-levels also offering AWD as an option. It will be shipped into the U.S. and Canada from GM’s Jinqiao plant in Shanghai China.
As we reported previously, the initial ordering and launch phases for the 2021 Buick Envision will focus primarily on the top three trim levels – those being the aforementioned Preferred, Essence, and Avenir. Base level 1SV trim levels will enter production at a later date.
Canadian customers will be happy to know that some of the electronic safety systems in the 2021 Buick Envision were developed at GM’s software development centers in southern Ontario and its cold weather development center a little further north in Kapuskasing, Ontario.
“Engineers at our Canadian Technical Centre played a critical role in the 2021 Envision active safety technologies such as Lane Keep Assist and Front and Rear Park Assist,” said Buick Canada brand director Michael McPhee. “With our CTC sites in Oshawa, Markham and Kapuskasing, General Motors has the largest automotive software engineering workforce in Canada.”
While GM has yet to announce official pricing details for the 2021 Buick Envision, our sources indicate the Preferred trim with the available Comfort and Convenience Package will start $34,745 USD. We’re also still awaiting an announcement with regard to Canadian pricing, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Buick Envision news, Buick news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.