2024 Buick Envista Spotted Undisguised On U.S. Roads34
With the upcoming departure of the Buick Encore, questions have cropped up over what would serve as Buick’s fourth crossover in the American market. In October, GM Authority exclusively reported that it was expected that the Buick Envista that would fill this role, instead of the three-row Buick Envision Plus. Now, GM Authority eagle-eyed photographers just captured an Envista undergoing testing US public roads.
What’s notable about this spotting is that the crossover coupe is almost completely undisguised, hinting that GM is close to finishing its testing. This particular example is painted in grey, and rolls on black alloy wheels. It’s also bearing a sporty appearance with its black window surrounds (instead of chrome) and black mirror caps (instead of body colored).
Another hint that this is a US-spec model is the presence of side turn signals in the front wheel arches. The Chinese-market Envista doesn’t have these turn signals.
As a reminder, the Chinese-spec Buick Envista is positioned towards the bottom of the lineup, close to that of the second-gen Buick Encore that isn’t offered in North America. There are four different trim levels available:
- 2023 Envista Enjoy: 152,900 yuan (about $21,450 USD at current exchange rates)
- 2023 Envista Smart: 159,900 yuan ($22,450 USD)
- 2023 Envista GS: 169,900 yuan ($23,850 USD)
- 2023 Envista GS+: 178,900 yuan ($25,100 USD)
The Chinese-market Envista is powered by a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 181 horsepower, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The North-American Envista would likely get a different powertrain.
The Envista rides on a new variant of the VSS-F platform (vehicle set), which it shares with its corporate cousin, the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax. Notably, the Trax was recently unveiled for North America, and is sold in China as the Chevy Seeker. In fact, GM Authority exclusively reported that the Seeker would make its way to North America.
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I am a fan of this. Looks good and it’s as close as we’re going to get to having a sedan back in the lineup for the foreseeable future.
Sorry gm can’t you do better! This is one butt ugly vehicle. With all the talent you employ do buick some justice! Failure in the American marketplace!
sorry you having not a good taste
I’m in favor of more cars and less SUVs, but that is one ugly vehicle. They should have disguised it. Looks like an attempt at a modern day 1978 buick century 4 door. Another winner.
comparing the 1978 buick century is a wonderful car
The black out edition looks like crap! The grey paint looks like crap. If it arrives in the US, it will probably have a pathetic 3 cylinder or the lethargic 1.4L.
I’m not a fan of where Buick styling is going. That front end body shape just above the grill has been bothering me and I couldn’t put my finger on why. Then I saw a Ford Escape and it had a very similar look. That did it.. I wouldn’t want my Buick to resemble a Ford.
I hope this design language doesn’t go too far up the food chain. I currently own a 2019 Enclave and rather like the current Envsion. But this is awful.
but enclave is same ugliness, lines which come not connected with
Ford Escape? What? I just took a peek at the 2023 Escape and the front end lines have nothing in common with the Buick.
My current ride is a Buick Verano. It has been providing me with expensive repairs with less than 50k In miles. A shame, the Buick name always used to represent quality. Since my next car will probably be my last… I might have to suck up my loyalty to Detroit an frickin buy a Toyota
which colour is your Verano ? if were u, would keep the Verano as last car,
Frank, My father had been buying Ford’s for 50 years . These were extremely strong and we’ll made and kept his family safe.His last car was a poor quality Toyota. This was the old model Avalon tooling shipped to Australia a( from USA) innd then bolted onto the Australian new Camry This mis matched combinationsdi TVid not fit properly and the side airbags could not be fitted. My father had a car accident in this vehicle where th drivers airbag didn’t deploy and he died .Do you still want to buy a Toyota Frank
I know these things are popular. Ever since the BMW X6 (I think that’s the one), half the makers on Earth have rushed to copy it. But I just can’t like them.
I’m old and remember when a “Coupe” was usually a low and rakish 2 door and not a tall 4 door with squarish proportions. These machines are simply SUVs without the “U”, owing to the severely sloping roof line.
To me it loosly looks like a mini Lamborghini urus. Which isnt a bad thing.
Just what we need is another anemic, fugly CUV/SUV POS. Keep it in China and hire real CAR designers and get off this CUV/SUV/pickup crap. We aren’t a one type of vehicle suits all consumer base GM.
Why aren’t these going to made here in the US?
Because China own$ us for a couple years now?
Covid was just a start…
Could it BE anymore bland and generic looking??
The cool thing about this car it it offered in 26 colors! This will be great for Buick
26 colors and you’ll be charged extra for all, but black or white.
isn’t there one 60’s GM designer left that could help GM out. These cars are ugly
100% agree! Even a Chevy Citation which is 42 years old looks better.
The entire back end just doesn’t work and really makes it ugly. The “everything is black” doubles down on the ugly factor.
ewww, just eww
Not a fan but if it sells more power to em.
I feel like this would compete with the Toyota Crown/Venza crowds…
looks like just bout every other CUV these days. Love it or hate it, this is the current trend. this looks like a lightly changed Trailblazer to me. the engine and trans would be the deciding factor for me, but I like to keep cars longer than 10 years, so I am odd like that.
JD, you’re not odd at all. I too like to keep my cars as long as possible. My 2007 Ion may be a bit long in the tooth but with less than 100,000 miles on it has plenty of life left. The Envista will probably be a nice compact SUV with its “quiet tunning” but I too have questions about the power train. Honestly for what this little SUV will cost I would be better off buying a certified Equinox instead and also keeping my Ion. At least with the Equinox I have a bigger engine and more room plus its known reliability.
Offer it with a 4cyl and AWD and don’t make it in China. Then it might be interesting. If it turns out to have the same powertrain as the new Chevrolet Trax, forget it.
Design wise it looks ok to me for what it is I guess but I am sorry I refuse to drive a 3 Cylinder vehicle.
It boggles my mind that some would be willing to drive a Lawn Mower engine rather than a fast/quick BEV. I just don’t get it.