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.