During the GM Investor Day event held on November 17th, Reuss addressed a variety of future GM product plans, including the arrival of the new Buick Envista crossover.
“[The Buick Envista is] already in production in China, off the design of the Buick Wildcat,” Reuss said, referencing the Buick Wildcat EV concept that debuted over the summer. Although the Wildcat concept is framed as an all-electric vehicle, the design elements it presents will provide inspiration for both Buick EVs and Buick ICE-powered vehicles.
“Getting ready for the U.S. here as well, just a beautiful addition to the Buick lineup,” Reuss added, confirming that the Buick Envista will indeed be sold in North America.
Back in October, GM Authority exclusively reported that the Buick Envista was under consideration for the North American market. Now, these new statements from GM President Reuss confirm that the crossover will indeed make the jump.
The all-new Buick Envista went on sale in China in September following a world debut in August. Designed to attract younger buyers, as well as increase Buick’s presence in the high-volume crossover segment, the Envista is offered in four specific trim levels in China, namely Enjoy, Smart, GS, and GS+. Under the hood, the Chinese-spec Envista is motivated by a turbocharged 1.5L I4 gasoline engine rated at 181 horsepower, which feeds a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Under the body panels, the Buick Envista rides on a new variant of the GM VSS-F vehicle set, the same platform that underpins the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax.
Per further exclusive GM Authority coverage, the Buick Envista is poised to offer a new range-topping Avenir trim level in North America. Similar to the Denali sub-brand at GMC, Buick Avenir trims are typically more luxurious and well-equipped than the rest of the lineup, offering an exclusive finish, unique alloy wheel designs, and upgraded interior trim.