Earlier this year, GM Authority exclusively obtained the most revealing spy photos of the upcoming 2022 Buick Envision GX captured to date, which allowed us to appreciate more details about the actual appearance of the yet-unreleased three-row variant of the new Envision. Now, the next member of the Buick Envision utility family has completely leaked in China.
Once again, the Asian country’s authorities revealed the first totally exposed images of the 2022 Buick Envision GX, ahead of General Motors’ official debut, as well as the technical specifications that confirm what we anticipated in our previous reports on the next new product from the Tri-Shield brand.
Leaked images show that the upcoming 2022 Buick Envision GX shares its design with the “standard” second-generation Buick Envision, specifically its front-end styling. Several elements are identical to those of the regular model, including the hood and the shape of the headlights. However, we note that the Envision GX’s grille is larger, the horizontal bar connects to the headlights, and the bumper has a specific design that gives it a more massive appearance.
Viewed from the side, the three-row 2022 Envision GX adopts a larger rear door with a different shape, a third window between the C and D pillars, a straighter roofline and totally different rear trim. The vehicle measures 190.7 inches long, 74.1 inches wide, and 67.1 inches long, mounted on an extended 111.5-inch wheelbase.
Mechanically, the 2022 Buick Envision GX maintains the same powertrain as the two-row model, consisting of the well-known turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 engine that generates 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mated exclusively to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Like the standard model, the Envision GX will be available with all-wheel drive.
The upcoming 2022 three-row Buick Envision GX will debut very soon in China, likely at the end of April during the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show. The new crossover is expected to be a “global” vehicle, meaning that it will be marketed in both the Chinese and North American markets. The model is based on a new variant of the E2 platform and is known internally at GM under project code E2YB.