Poll: Would You Rather See Buick Envista Or Buick Envision Plus Come To North America?108
At present, GM offers several models for the Chinese market that are not sold in North America, including the Buick Envista and Buick Envision Plus. However, some fans likely wouldn’t mind if that changed. The question, then, is this: would you rather see the Buick Envista or the Buick Envision Plus sold in North America?
As GM Authority covered late last month, GM recently announced that the new 2023 Buick Envista is now on sale in China following its world debut at the end of August. Designed to attract younger customers in a popular, high-volume segment, the 2023 Buick Envista incorporates Buick’s latest global design language, as well as a coupe-like silhouette and sleek exterior features. Interestingly, the compact 2023 Buick Envista crossover is positioned below the subcompact Buick Encore GX in terms of pricing, starting closer to the entry-level Buick Encore in the Chinese market.
Under the hood, the 2023 Buick Envista features a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine producing 181 horsepower. The four-cylinder connects to a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, GM also offers the three-row Buick Envision Plus in China, but not North America. The Buick Envision Plus is one of three Envision variants sold in China, with the other two being the previous-generation Envision no longer offered in North America, and the Envision S, which is the current-generation model currently offered stateside. The Envision Plus offers GM’s new eighth-generation EcoTec turbocharged 1.5L I4 LAH gasoline engine in the Chinese market, producing 208 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque, in addition to the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine with mild hybrid assistance, doling out 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Critically, the Buick Envision Plus features a 2+3+2 seating arrangement. What’s more, GM previously filed to trademark the Envision GX, which indicates that GM may consider bringing the new Envision Plus to North America.
So then, we want to know – would you rather see the Buick Envista or Buick Envision Plus sold in North America? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Buick Envista news, Buick Envision news, Buick news, GM business news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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If there not built in North America …then we’re not interested in buying them.
I agree 100%. Make it here or keep it there.
I would like to see a sedan or a sports coupe. More boring SUV’S or crossovers, what for?
I would like to see Buicks capable to match the GNX, the Riviera , the Regal or the Century.
As former Buick buyer, I stopped buying Buick the day they stopped producing sedans. A Regal was my last Buick, and I still keep a Buick Verano/Opel Astra, but I will not buy another Buick as long as they sell only SUV’S or crossovers.
Same here! I bought many Riviera GS, Regal GS then they dropped sedans I switched to Lincoln MKZ sedans. They stopped selling the MKZ sedan then I switched to Lexus ES. I like & want sedans or 4-adult passenger coupes. Don’t like being forced into buying boxy, inefficient, look-a-like high SUVs.
My same feelings; they are throwing SUV’s down our throats, why. I am a Cadillac and Buick man, but I may have to buy a Lexus next time.
I’ve given up on hoping for Buick doing anything worth looking at. Avista was the end for me.
I was personally hoping they would actually build the Avista … perhaps as a re-incarnation of the GNX, but alas, Mary isn’t interested in building things people want. She just goes with the flow.
Riviera was my last Buick!!! That was a WHILE AGO!!!
I would rather see GM move their whole WOKE, BS operation to China and stay out of my country. I have always been loyal to GM but no more. I will buy Ram trucks if I need an HD or Toyota if I need a smaller one.
Well, Dave 1 why are you reading GM Authority instead of Stellantis Authority. 2 Buy 1 Ram get 1 Cheap Chinese tool kit half price.
Build it in the USA. Tired of people making money off cheap slave labor.
GM should not have plants in countries like China or Russia !
We need to get rid of the CEO of General Motors to start bringing back jobs in the USA all they want is Ev s. They are in cahoots with the government to stop all oil production
We need to get rid of the CEO of General Motors ,bring back jobs in the USA all they want is Ev s. They are in cahoots with the government to stop all oil production
They don’t have production in Russia. Sorry to “inform” you that you’re spewing nonsense. With regards to China, all the global OEM’s have operations in China. China has a larger market than the USA. The three major automotive markets are China, USA and Europe. If you don’t play in two of the markets (GM bailed out on Europe with their divestiture of Opel/Vauxhall), you’re going to become a smaller regional player.
It’s fine for GM to have plants in China to make cars for the Chinese market. But I don’t want to buy one in the United States! People need to realize the profits they make in China are one of the reasons the whole operation hasn’t completely collapsed. If not for China Buick would be history, and probably Cadillac as well!
Frankly, I was looking for an answer selection that said: “None of the above.”
Don’t bring slave labor crap here. Make it here in the US.
GM should Not have plants in China or Russia.
How about option # 3? None of the above!
My hope is that Americans would be smart enough to NOT buy either vehicle.
I won’t buy anything Chinese. Mary Barra will soon be flying the Chinese flag over the GM headquarters. If we don’t wake up the Chinese flag will be flying over our post offices. I never never thought I would see the day when traitors are running our corporations and honestly, our government!
There all ready is one here, that’s more than enough. If GM wants to build it there let them sell it there
Well since everything’s already made in China does it really matter? Or you could just throw away 90% of everything you own including your phone and computer that is.
Only ONE American-market Buick is built in China…the Envision.
Why not both!
…I guess I’ll actually answer the question. I would choose Envista. It’d be one of the first entries in the rebooted lifted sedan segment.
Are these any different from each other or the hundreds of other options that already look the same?
Build either here or leave them in China !
If it’s wearing the red white and blue tri-shield, it should be built in the U.S. please do not bring us another Chinese Buick. Most people who are buying the one that is already here, are sadly doing it unaware.
Why do you think they changed the Buick logo? Now, it’s mono tone, instead of Red, White, and Blue. Probably the REAL reason they’re not going to make Camaro anymore. Making an American Muscle Car Icon in China would pretty much end the company on American soil … at least in my eyes it would.
Envista is more appealing to me.
Doesn’t GM’s Cadillac Division already make these two vehicles here in the US? As they say you can put lipstick on a pig but at the end of the day it’s still a pig. Paint and badges don’t make it a different vehicle!
Bring the Cadillac CT 6 back or bring nothing.
Change the American to include the sliding doors on the side. I’ve had six of them since 2008 and love the vehicle, but China gets the better looking and operating design.
Honestly I don’t think either are that appealing styling wise. The Electra X concept has perfect proportions I wish they brought models to market that had that right stance that made them look more muscular and agile.
Maybe the GM CCP division should just cater to its masters. Not interested.
In fact, GM Authority (Jonathan), I’m not interested in reading ANY automotive news from China…
I would to see nothing coming from China.These cars should be built in AMERICA
We made these companies and anything they make should me made here.
The people that oppose to either auto because it may be built in China, I would love to walk through their home and point out everything that is built in China when they had many of choices of purchasing that same item built here in America. Yes, I love to see as many GM or Ford autos built in North America but I understand this is a world business. China and South Korea are GM’s two major overseas partners. I am very happy to see GM get out of money losing Europe.
How about we leave all the Chinese built crap where it belongs?
The western world has made China the power house it is becoming Millions of products once that gave jobs to millions of middle class Americans is no longer. Made in the USA is hardly found.