As GM Authority exclusively teased last week, the all-new Buick Envista crossover made its world debut at the 2022 Chengdu Motor Show, which kicked off on Friday, August 26th.
General Motors introduced the all-new Buick Envista for the first time to the press and the public in China, where the compact crossover will expand Buick‘s utility portfolio as the sixth in the lineup that today includes the second-generation Encore, the Encore GX, the Envision S, the Envision Plus and the midsize Enclave. The company will position it as a youth-focused urban crossover sandwiched between the Encore GX and Envision S.
“The launch of the Envista is part of our strategy to further elevate Buick’s SUV lineup and meet our customers’ diverse needs in China,” said General Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, Cesar Toledo, in a statement. “It delivers a more youthful, personalized character of Buick and will attract new customers who appreciate high-end design, confident performance and advanced technologies that will energize their journey in every respect,” he added.
Aesthetically, the all-new Buick Envista becomes the first crossover to debut the Tri-Shield brand’s new Pure Design philosophy, and does so with a distinctive coupe-like body style that gives it dynamic proportions, including a roofline low and a prominent tailgate. It also features Buick’s new front face made up of a large lower grille, a shark nose supporting the new logo, and split LED headlights.
In addition, the new Buick Envista adopts a state-of-the-art interior design with a high focus on connectivity and ergonomics, while becoming the first model to include the brand’s new collaboratively developed Tune Melody(TM) audio system with manufacturer ARKAMYS. At the same time, the Envista is powered by GM’s new turbocharged 1.5L engine that delivers 181 horsepower.
The brand’s official dealer network began the all-new Buick Envista’s pre-sale period simultaneously with the model’s world debut, receiving the first orders on the same day, August 26th. The new compact crossover is being offered in advance in the Chinese market with a starting price of 150,000 yuan, or about $21,880 USD at current exchange rates. At this time, it’s unclear if the Envista will make it to North America.