Upcoming Buick Envista Interior Spied In China9
A few weeks after local authorities leaked the upcoming Buick Envista in China, revealing the official name and exterior styling, we now have the first interior view of Buick’s all-new compact crossover in spy photos.
The upcoming Buick Envista crossover was caught during its validation tests in China, where local media photographed a partially camouflaged prototype in a public parking lot. The spy shots show the production headlights free of camouflage as well as the exposed dashboard.
From what we can see, the interior of the new Buick Envista will adopt a large panel that will house both the infotainment system screen and the driver instrument center. Unlike the two 12.3-inch screens in the Buick GL8 Avenir, the Envista’s display is slightly curved with rounded edges.
The upcoming Buick Envista’s first interior spy shot also shows that just below the large screen is the horizontal design of the air conditioning vents with a chrome frame, surrounded by the climate control knobs on the bottom and the engine start button on the left. The rest of the Envista’s cabin is covered, except for the console-mounted gear selector and cloth-trimmed seats.
The exterior spy shots confirm the vehicle’s styling as seen in images leaked by Chinese authorities that highlighted the coupe-style bodywork, with a low roofline and prominent tailgate yet unseen in Buick’s crossover family. The model adopts the Pure Design language and will become the second next-generation vehicle to incorporate the brand’s new Tri-Shield logo after the recently unveiled next-generation Buick GL8.
The upcoming Buick Envista will expand the automaker’s crossover portfolio and be positioned between the current Buick Encore GX and Buick Envision S. It is expected to officially debut later this year in China, where it will be exclusively manufactured and sold. It’s currently unknown if Buick plans to offer this new nameplate in North America.
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Keep it there.
So in other words, if they do bring it here, we will basically get another crossover but with a much more sloping rear. Same ugly black plastic around the wheels/bottom. Another huge screen. Anther crossover, but this time with much less cargo space due to the slope of the hatch. So what’s the real point to this instead of a traditional sedan? A higher H-point? Something like this (sitting higher) but in a sedan with all painted panels outside would certainly interest me. But I see no point in this as it is.
GM “leading the industry” again. It’ll be interesting to see how the GM versions of Chinese cars do in collision tests.
It’s a good roofline for a car-based hatchback, but in this tall vehicle, it’s ugly.
This new design language looked great in concept but is very plain on production vehicles. Hate the new lighting elements, wonder is the eyebrow running lights had to go due to Opel sale or if GM sees this as an improvement?
Why do people like riding higher? The ride is less sporty with poorer handling. The viability isn’t better in my experience.
Its looks alone make it more interesting than some of the current offerings. I say bring it here too.
Just another crossover yuk. They are all starting to look all the same yawn yawn yawn. How about making larger 2door coupes again. But make it north american looking not foreign most places don’t need AWD. Up north or bad terrain ok. But for city living come on. Unnecessary garbage
Please go back to making Buick sedans. The world and us old people do not need more SUVs. We want comfy, roomy sedans we can step into not cramped SUVs to pull ourselves up into.
I agree with Barbara above. Buick should never have been in the SUV/crossover game. David Buick, Harley Earl, and Bill Mitchell are rolling over in their graves.
Looks like a mid 2000’s Honda. Keep it out of the US.