A few days after the launch of the all-new 2021 Buick Envision in the United States and its almost simultaneous arrival in Canada, General Motors began the communicational deployment of the model by showing the crossover to the Mexican media. As such, the company is preparing to introduce the second-generation Envision in the Mexican market, where its launch is expected in the coming weeks.
Although the automaker has not officially announced it, some local media got a preview of the 2021 Buick Envision a few days before the presentation event in Mexico. GM’s original plan was to launch the new Envision simultaneously in the three North American countries during the past week, but its official arrival in the Latin country was postponed due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In any case, the new 2021 Buick Envision appeared in at least three specialized media in Mexico through a single unit of the range-topping Avenir that serves as the nameplate’s new pinnacle in both North America and China – its country of origin. In fact, this is the first time that the Envision features an Avenir trim level, designed to make it more competitive against its premium competitors.
Based on the same variant of the E2 platform that debuted in the Cadillac XT4, the second-generation Buick Envision arrives with a totally reimagined design and proportions that give it an athletic appearance. The new bodywork boasts an organic shape, with sculpted lines and details that reinforce its presence with greater refinement. In addition, the interior has also been remarkably elevated in both design and quality.
As in other markets where it is available, the 2021 Buick Envision for Mexico will be powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, matched exclusively to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard, while an electronically controlled AWD system is optional.
The 2021 Buick Envision will be officially unveiled in Mexico shortly and is expected to go on sale in the local dealer network before the end of the first quarter of the year. The neighboring country’s media reported that Buick’s new compact crossover will be offered in base and Avenir variants in the Mexican market, and will arrive in the country imported from the SAIC-GM’s Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, China.