In an unexpected move, the Chinese-market 2022 Buick Envision Plus debuted last month with a standard two-row, five-passenger seating configuration – a surprising move considering the existence of the “regular” second-generation Envision. Now, three weeks later, General Motors has just presented the three-row variant of the Envision Plus.
Although we saw the cabin of the Tri-Shield brand’s new crossover last week, in base trim, the automaker released the first official interior images of the all-new 2022 Buick Envision Plus, showing off three rows of seats with room for seven. In fact, GM confirmed this configuration will be the most representative of the model against its direct rivals, and will be available from the base trim level upwards.
The 2022 Buick Envision Plus adopts a practical 2+3+2 seating arrangement, designed to meet the needs of families with class-leading comfort. Thanks to high optimization and packaging efficiency, the Envision Plus is able to offer plenty of versatility for users and their luggage.
GM claims the Buick Envision Plus’s second row bench features adjustable seatbacks, while both sides of the seat are equipped with an easy-entry feature. The second-row seat can slide fore and aft with 9.8-inch floor tracks, facilitating entry and exit to the third-row seat. In addition, the new crossover promises ample head and knee room in the rearmost row of seats.
The seven-seat variant of the Buick Envision Plus also features an abundance of storage points, with map pockets in the front and rear door panels, recessed drink holders and lots of space in the center console up front. Meanwhile, maximum cargo volume reaches 58 cubic feet (1,642 liters) for hauling larger objects.
The all-new 2022 Buick Envision Plus will be officially launched in the Chinese market in the coming months, both in the standard five-seat and optional seven-seat configurations. The range-topping Avenir trim is expected to only be available with the three-row seating layout. The crossover is expected to be unveiled in North America sometime this year, possibly as the Envision GX.