With the recent departure of the Buick Regal, the brand only has one type of vehicle left in its stable: crossovers. The decision to kill off its final sedan hasn’t driven away very many customers, though, as the Buick Envision has managed to fill the four-door’s shoes.
According to General Motors, the Buick Envision “attracts more former sedan buyers to the brand than any other Buick model.” This would suggest that the Envision is helping to attract a variety of new former sedan buyers to the Buick brand and not just former Buick sedan buyers.
GM said previously the target demographic for the second-generation Buick Envision was “skewed slightly towards women,” at 55 percent. The target demographic age is between 35 and 55 years old, with a household income of around $80,000. Seventy percent of buyers are either married couples, possibly with children, or “empty nesters” with older children.
The second-gen Buick Envision rides on the GM E2 platform and is powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant is mated to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission and comes paired with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.
GM introduced a number of small changes and updates for the 2022 model-year Buick Envision, including the addition of one new exterior color, Sapphire Metallic, which indirectly replaced the previously available Dark Moon Blue Metallic. The 2022MY Envision will also offer wider availability for the optional Continuous Damping Control suspension, while the optional Sport Touring package will include more equipment, including red-stitched leather seating, stitched headrests and Sport pedals.
Production of the 2022 Buick Envision will continue to take place at the GM China (SAIC) Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, China.