The 2021 Buick Envision ushers in a fresh second-generation for the nameplate, offering a sleek new look, cutting-edge technology, and a fuel-efficient powertrain. Now, we’re getting a look at the new range-topping 2021 Buick Envision Avenir in the following GM Authority Real-World Photo Gallery.
The latest 2021 model year marks the first time Buick’s popular Avenir trim has been offered on the Envision, and to help it stand out from the rest of the lineup, the 2021 Buick Envision Avenir features a number of unique exterior styling elements. We initially got a look at the new Envision Avenir in June with the model’s debut in China. Now, we get to see how it looks out on the road.
In front, the 2021 Buick Envision Avenir features a new grille insert, which presents in a diamond-pattern mesh, unlike the horizontal slats of the standard grille design.
The new grille plays well with the crossover’s bright accent work, while an Avenir badge is placed on the door just behind the front wheels. The wheels also utilize a classy split-spoke design, which is visually connected by a prominent, polished lower trim line. The wheel well trim is body-colored.
The 2021 Buick Envision Avenir’s rear end finishes things off with clear tail lights, as compared to the red lenses equipped on non-Avenir trims. Lower in the bumper, we find the new Envision’s faux dual-exhaust treatment.
As GM Authority covered recently, the first 2021 Buick Envision models are now arriving at ports, which means the second-gen crossover will soon land at U.S. dealers.
The latest Buick Envision is based on the same variant of the E2 platform as the Cadillac XT4, with motivation sourced from the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gas engine. Output is rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is routed through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both FWD and AWD are offered, with the 2021 Buick Envision Avenir exclusively offered with an advanced twin-clutch AWD system. Production takes place at SAIC-GM Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, China.