GM Authority reported in June that the upcoming Buick Envista was leaked in China, where authorities first revealed the name and design of this future Buick crossover. Now, we know that the all-new Envista will make its world debut later this month in the Asian country.
SAIC-GM, General Motors’ main joint venture in China, has just announced that it will reveal an all-new Buick crossover at the 2022 Chengdu Motor Show – which will open from August 26th to September 4th in the Chinese city. Though the automaker didn’t mention it directly, sources familiar with the matter say that model will be the Buick Envista.
As such, the all-new Buick Envista will be the second next-generation product of the 12 new vehicles Buick will introduce in China by 2025, following the new Buick GL8 Century MPV that the brand revealed in early June. The Envista is a new compact model that will expand Buick’s crossover portfolio in the Chinese market by positioning itself between the Buick Encore GX and Buick Envision S.
As the leaked images revealed, and as we directly confirmed by capturing a prototype of the model in Detroit last month, the all-new Buick Envista will introduce a coupe-style crossover format with a low roofline and prominent tailgate unheard of in Buick’s current utility vehicle portfolio. Additionally, the Envista will notably be the first production crossover to adopt Buick’s new brand identity.
Based on the same variant of GM’s VSS-F platform pioneered by the upcoming Chevy Seeker, the Buick Envista will feature the latest evolution of Buick’s design language with new front styling, featuring a large lower grille as well as the shark nose that supports the new logo and forms the split headlamps. Its body measures 182.6 inches in length and rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase.
The all-new Buick Envista crossover will make its world debut at the end of next week during the 2022 Chengdu Motor Show, where the next-generation crossover will be shown for the first time to the press and general public in China – which would be its main market. However, it is worth noting that GM filed a trademark application for the Buick Envista name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2019.