The 2023 Buick Envision is the third model year for the latest second generation, introducing a few changes and updates over the preceding 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Buick Envision will have limited availability of certain safety technology features.
According to sources familiar with the matter, some units of the 2023 Buick Envision are being built without Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (RPO code UKC) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RPO code UFG) due to supply constraints. Affected units began rolling off the line on October 10th, and can be identified by RPO code 00S on the window sticker. No dealer retrofit for these features is currently planned.
Normally, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are both included as standard across the 2023 Buick Envision lineup, including Preferred, Essence, and Avenir trim levels.
As GM Authority covered previously, GM introduced a price increase for the 2023 Buick Envision as compared to the preceding 2022 model year. The base Preferred trim level and mid-range Essence trim level are now $1,900 more expensive, with the price increase including $1,500 for the addition of the mandatory three-year OnStar and Connected Services plan. What’s more, the 2023 Buick Envision Avenir is now $5,810 more expensive than it was previously, with the price increase including $1,500 for mandatory OnStar and Connected Services plan, $1,450 for the power panoramic moonroof (RPO code C3U), and $1,965 for the Technology Package II.
The 2023 Buick Envision also introduces a new exterior paint list, with Satin Steel Metallic (paint code GIR) and Burnished Bronze Metallic (paint code GR8), both deleted with the latest 2023 model year.
As for the mechanical specs, the 2023 Buick Envision is motivated by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Production takes place at the GM Jinqiao plant in China.
Looking ahead, the 2024 model year will introduce a model refresh for the Envision nameplate.