2021 Buick Envision: Real-World, On-Road Pictures68
We’ve just captured (what we know to be) the first real-world photos of the all-new 2021 Buick Envision in North America. The all-new compact crossover, which will go on sale shortly, represents the second-generation of the Envision nameplate. The new model will sit between the Tri-Shield brand’s subcompact Encore GX and full-size Enclave.
The 2021 Buick Envision has noticeably sharper styling than its predecessor, largely due to an all-new shape that’s sleeker than the first-gen model. Narrower lights at front and rear combine with a more upright front fascia and a slimmer greenhouse to deliver quite an attractive design.
The model seen here is coated in the Summit White paintwork, one of seven available exterior colors and the only non-metallic one. The other 2021 Envision color choices are Rich Garnet Metallic, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Cinnabar Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and Burnished Bronze Metallic. The interior colorways are Ebony and Whisper Beige with Ebony highlights.
There are four trim levels, the most affordable of them simply called Envision. In ascending order of price, the others are Preferred, Essence and the range-topping Avenir. It’s unclear which trim level, exactly, is represented in these photos, but it certainly doesn’t seem like it’s the Avenir. We’d venture to say that this is the Preferred or Essence trim.
The only engine offered for the 2021 Buick Envision is the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline unit which produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It is mated exclusively to GM’s nine-speed automatic M3H transmission. All versions are available with FWD, and AWD is offered as an option on everything except the base model.
Production of the new model takes place GM China (SAIC)’s Jinqiao plant in Shanghai. As we reported previously, the model was launched on the Chinese market in July of this year. In China, it is sold as the Envision S to distinguish it from the first-generation Envision, which remains on sale there.
The 2021 Buick Envision is based on GM’s E2 platform, and is therefore closely related to the sixth-generation Buick Regal (still sold in China in sedan form), the ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu, the Holden Commodore NG and the second-generation Opel Insignia, which is marketed in the U.K. as the Vauxhall Insignia. The Envision is also a cousin of the third-generation Buick LaCrosse, which rides on the long-wheelbase version of the E2 platform.
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Chinese manufactured vehicles will not be too well received here. Big mistake on GMs part.
Why? Americans have a fetish for import cars they go crazy for bmws, audis which most of them come from China.
The Germans you list all manufacture in China but I don’t think they import any to North America.
My 2 daughters have Veranos. They love them, and have been reliable, but now no Buick to replace these. Encore too small, no sedan, they don’t need SUV and I will not by a Chinese imported car. I switched from Escalade to Lexus and that’s probably what Verano replacements will be.
Gerald, why did you switch from an Escalade to a Lexus?
There’s always the American made Caddy CT4 to replace your kids’ Veranos. What about those? Starting at only $32,995! Look! No need to go foreign at all!
Gerald – and how about the Encore GX? Cadillac CT4? Plenty of options…
You went from a Escalade to a Lexus? I’m sorry you took a step down.
Escalade to Lexus? Nah. You must be the guy that switched from Corvette to Mitsu Outlander. Be honest!
Wrong. I have a C7 Grand Sport Collector’s edition #50 in my garage.
Also a 2004 TBird, while the LEXUS is my everyday car.
My wife works for Mitsubishi, Financial and we have no Mitsubishis.
She won’t relinquish he ATS either, even though touch screen no longer works.
Platinum ESV was really nice, but lease was up before 2021’s were out. However, Lexus is not a bad car, everything works and 2 years in, no service other than oil changes.
Lexus vehicles are outstanding on every level. I’m sure you realize that after 2 years in. Lexus LX and Escalade are both amazing.
I was considering this new car, but, made in China, NO WAY!!!!
Oh please. You were never considering this.
This car looks beautiful. I definitely want it, I hear the engine is a little under powered so that’s a minus but overall it looks great.
However, made in China is seriously curbing my enthusiasm.
I wouldn’t let it, GM holds their Chinese and South Korean plants to an even higher standard than their United States based plants (Encore and Envision both have very good reliability ratings and initial quality ratings while the American made Enclave suffered from numerous quality issues as well as a below average reliability rating) If its ethical issues you’re worried about, I get it but personally my thought process is, with so much stuff being made in china nowadays, It’s really hard to completely boycott things made there. I would personally just say go for it. The new Envision seems like a great vehicle but it’s your money so you choose what to do with it!!
YES, I do need to consider it. Encore too small even GX and no power. Envision right size. Even daughters want to stay with sedans, even a CT4 would work.
Don’t let being built in China steer you away. It’s still built to GM’s
standards. We own a ‘17 Envision and it’s the best GM vehicle we have owned so far. There is no vehicle that is 100 percent built in America anymore.
Even if good quality, I won’t buy an imported from China car, just because it’s from China, a country that is out to destroy our economy
No Gerald. China is doing its own thing. It couldn’t care less about the US economy and has no agenda about the US economy. Stop the propaganda fear mongering.
No way you believe that. Either you are willfully ignorant or well…
The Chinese Communist Party is not some neutral 3rd party. They are communists in the same vein as Mao, Lenin, and Stalin. They are committing atrocities today, like mass muslim detention camps, organ harvesting, and de-facto slave labor practices. To say nothing of their expansionist aggression to their neighbors, terrible treatment of their own citizens, and pay-day-loan diplomacy with developing world economies that is one-belt-one-road.
We need to move away from China and reduce their influence in the world not partner with them. The CCP has amply demonstrated they bring oppression and tyranny and will never change. There is no co-existance, only moving toward or away from defeating them.
What you say is true – but people just voted China to run our country
Pretty sure they didn’t, lots of accusations of course and people claiming no evidence but if it was so clean why has there not been one audit of the signatures in any state in question? hmm
There is also evidence that the CCP payed Dominion $400 million in October. Not sure what that’s about but it sounds pretty bad.
The Chinese are not angels, but neither are we.
” destroy our economy”? LOL!!!!
The Chinese love one thing in this world more than any other: A PAYING CUSTOMER. Why, oh why, would they destroy one of their best ones? Purposely destroying any other economies would only harm their own.
Specific to the US, harming our economy would also endanger all of the debt of ours they hold, and the chances of getting their money back.
You are right in the short term but longer term the Chinese Communist Party is clearly expansionist and their vision for the world is clearly in conflict with and incompatible with ours. They are a tyrannical communist government! As of now we still have a bit of an upper hand but 10 more years of our currently diplomacy and the relationship could be dramatically different. Eventually we will be in a direct zero-sum conflict with China if their GDP continues grow so much faster than ours. By that point it will be too late they will be the bigger fish and set the terms of our surrender. The time to act is now!
Agreed!!! My ‘17 Envision is the best vehicle I’ve owned, GM’s Chinese employees build better automobiles.
That’s no reason to go 100% Chinese!
Made in China there wont be one in my driveway
There’s one in your hand right now……
It’s remarkable that people want to make a political statement about where their car comes from, yet buy Chinese-made cell phones, appliances, furniture, clothing, kitchen and bath supplies, canned food and on and on. It would be great if those things were US-made, but corporations decided years ago that low price was more important to the consumer than country of origin. And they’ve been proven right.
Absolutely true statement, Craig. Even the outgoing president and his family had clothing and products made in China for their companies!
I look at where items are from and if a choice I avoid China. Yes, it’s political and China is taking jobs from us, polluting more than anyone and ignores human rights. While car parts come from China, I won’t buy a car imported from China.
China has been “given” jobs from US companies searching for a means to reduce their almighty bottom line and attract our consumers with the most competitive price. The fault lies here, Gerald. I’m not advocating, just stating the facts.
Thank you. It takes two to tango. American Corporations have been gleefully creating the current situation for decades.
Gerald, I applaud your efforts and I will do the same, especially for food items. But the fact is that so many things are made in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries that’s it’s hard to avoid them. As to your statement that “China is taking jobs”, I think you are excusing all the American companies that moved those jobs overseas. China merely said ‘we’re open’. It was Apple, GM, and hundreds of other companies that made the move. Why? Because the vast majority of Americans shop for price first. As Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
Even though it’s far better made and higher quality?
Unlike most of the people in the comments section which for some odd reason can’t get over the fact that the Envision is being made in China (yet still probably buy Apple products and LG or Samsung appliances) I however really like this car and hope it does well for the brand and it might just be the perfect upgrade from my 2013 Encore
New Definitions for Hypocrisy: 1. Supporting Trump’s efforts to overturn U.S. election while refusing to buy vehicle made in China. 2. Complaining of human rights abuses in China, while the U.S. is separating young children from their families at the border. 3. Complaining about lost American jobs while driving a vehicle made in Japan. 4. UAW officials claiming to negotiate in good faith while taking bribes from FCA.
if ignorance paid dividends you’d be so rich Joe Biden would ask you to buy meth for his son.
Biden is not Trump. He doesn’t hire family members, or look to date his own daughter. If Hunter needs drugs I’m sure he could get something grown naturally from the local dispensary. Taking $#!+ cooked up on a trailer park stove is more prevalent in republican areas.
White House garden will now only grow weed for Hunter
Anything to cover up the smell of Trump urine.
I’d only be as rich as Biden if I got into political office
if you want to buy the most american car, get a honda.
Just checked Honda’s Website. Thru November 750,000 of the 1,210,000 vehicles Honda sold in the U.S. were assembled in the U.S. About 62%
With the R&D done in Japan, and a large number of parts coming from Japan. Honda is no where near Tesla or the Detroit Companies in domestic content.
i remember reading that honda was the most american brand.
if you do a search, honda has 3 models in the in the top 10, chevrolet has 2, ford has one and jeep has one.
Honda’s with highest American content plus 2020 sales numbers thru November.
Ridgeline – 29,941
Odessey – 74,708
Passport – 35,223
These are not Honda’s High end Acuras those parts come from Japan
These are not the high volume: CR-V, Civic, Accord, HR-V, Pilot. Those parts come from Mexico & China
These are 3 models Honda is struggling to sell. The stats don’t mean crap
if you are going to judge them on volume, the only chevrolet product to make the top ten was the corvette.
in 2019, about 18K were sold in the US. that is a hell of a lot less than the three honda models you listed.
You lost me somewhere between
“Chevrolet has 2, ford has one and Jeep has one”
– and –
“the only Chevy product to make the top 10 was the Corvette”
Also on the list is the Chevy Colorado, and it will outsell all your Hondas. Go pound sand.
you got me there. good for the colorado. you’ll be happy to know most pound sanders are built in america.
I thinks it’s actually the Buick Enclave.
according to cars.com, the ford f-150 is #1.
Absolutely true! Honda and Acura are the most American made built cars. My research concurs with yours!
Honda can build 100 more plants here, they will never be more American made than GM, Ford, Chrysler, AMC, Studebaker, Packard. Nothing but a Japanese company making four wheel appliances.
I’ve seen these for months now in the Detroit area. Just saw one today at Sam’s Club. Don’t care for it now. Looks like all the other SUVs. My wife got lucky with her 2020 Envision.
FO peter G
I was going to ask you to please expand on your comment, but then I realized your probably a small minded Trump fan. Who’s struggling just trying to spell FU.
I will only buy it if Joe Biden gave it the sniff test, and Hunter got a kick back for the sale.
Seems like you could be ready to buy one of these
Ivanka Trumps entire Women’s fashion line was made in China.
In certain photos it looks awkward with too much front end and a taller stubby rear end.
LOTS OF MONEY BEING SPENT ON TROLLS BY THE COMMIES. EVEN ON BOARDS LIKE THIS. TOO LATE. THE PSY-OP IS OVER.
Russia, Iran, North Korea all supported Trump
don’t think so – they are not stupid, Dems will sell out to them, and have in the past.
But to talk cars. Somehow older Russian cars are knockoffs of American cars. Wonder if they are copying Chinese, Korean of Japanese now?
Last time in St. Petersburg, only car i paid attention to was a guy driving a 2002-2005 Tbird with top down, only because i also have one, a 2004.
Manchurian Candidate will be in WH next year
I absolutely love people who won’t buy a car made in China…but 25-30 years ago bought a Japanese car made and assembled in Japan. Oh and what about BMW building cars in America? Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past two decades, there is more purely American, Chinese, Japanese, or European cars…those days are long gone. Besides even if the Buick Envision was built in America the parts would still come from China. I say smart move on GM’s part build then where you sell them! 👍👍
One of these things is not like the others
One of these things just doesn’t belong
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Germany, Japan, South Korea, China
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?