As GM Authority has detailed in the past, General Motors is developing a new three-row-variant of the Buick Envision crossover dubbed the Buick Envision GX. Now, new spy photos have caught the upcoming Envision GX with very little front and rear camouflage, providing us with our best look yet at the fresh CUV.
In terms of styling, the new Buick Envision GX bears a striking resemblance to the “standard” second-generation Buick Envision introduced for the 2021 model year. Up front, we spot familiar horizontal headlamps with checkmark lighting signatures along the lower portion of the housing. The grille insert is also familiar, while lower in the front bumper corners, we see similar intake-style divots bookending a rectangular lower intake section.
The rear end is also familiar, but definitely revised over the “standard” Envision, with rounder tail lamps connected by a single chrome trim line across the hatch. Up top, there’s a spoiler element continuing the roofline, while down below, there are two integrated exhaust outlets ringed by further polished trim.
As GM Authority was the first to report, the upcoming 2022 Buick Envision GX is assigned vehicle program code E2YB, which indicates the vehicle platform (GM E2), the vehicle’s larger size and utility vehicle classification (Y), and the Buick branding (B).
Although the Envision GX will be built on the same E2 platform and sport the same 2,779 mm (109.4-inch) wheelbase as the “standard” Envision, the GX model will also come with three rows of seating (as opposed to the two rows in the “standard” Envision) thanks to a more upright roof treatment and longer rear overhang.
Under the hood, the Buick Envision GX will feature the same turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gas engine as the “standard” Envision, once again producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Output will be routed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, with FWD offered as standard, and AWD an available option.
The Buick Envision GX name will follow the naming conventions established by the Buick Encore and Encore GX, effectively creating a family of Envision vehicles that includes the “standard” Envision and a larger, premium GX model variant.
The 2022 Buick Envision GX will launch later this year for the 2022 model year, and will be sold in both North America and China.