Just after GM Authority exclusively reported that the all-new Buick Envista will make its world debut this month, General Motors has just officially announced the imminent introduction of Buick’s new compact crossover in China.
The automaker’s subsidiary in China has revealed the first official images of the all-new Buick Envista and confirmed that it will present it later this month at the 2022 Chengdu Motor Show, as we had already anticipated in our previous report. The event will start next week and will be open to the public from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, September 4th.
“The arrival of the Envista will further expand Buick’s presence in the high-demand premium SUV segment while meeting the diverse needs of our local customers,” said General Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, Cesar Toledo, in a statement. “With its stunning design, advanced technology and spirited performance, the Envista will appeal to buyers shopping across multiple vehicle segments,” he added.
The all-new Buick Envista will further strengthen Buick’s crossover portfolio in China, where the brand currently offers five models, including the second-generation Encore, the Encore GX, the Envision S, the long-wheelbase Envision Plus and the China-exclusive midsize Enclave. As such, the compact Envista will arrive as the sixth crossover in Buick’s portfolio, positioned between the Encore GX and Envision S.
Aesthetically, the all-new Buick Envista adopts the Tri-Shield brand’s new Pure Design global philosophy that will be applied to all of its next-generation vehicles. Highlights include a large lower grille, as well as a shark nose that supports the new logo and shapes the split headlights. In addition, the Envista becomes Buick’s first crossover with a low-roof coupe-style body and prominent tailgate.
The first official images show the all-new Buick Envista in GS trim that gives it a sporty appearance, thanks to the exclusive black mesh grille and black 18-inch wheels combined with red brake calipers. All the Envista’s details will be revealed next week during the world debut of the new crossover, whose production is confirmed in China. It’s still unclear if it will be marketed in North America.