Just last month, GM Authority exclusively reported that the Buick Envista was under consideration for the North American market. Now, we have further exclusive information to share, this time regarding a possible Buick Envista Avenir trim level.
According to sources close to the matter, GM will offer an up-level Avenir trim for the Buick Envista if The General decides to ship the crossover to the North American market. For now, Buick offers the range-topping Avenir trim for the Buick Envision and Buick Enclave crossovers in the U.S. market.
For those readers who may be unaware, Buick’s Avenir trim level is similar to the Denali sub-brand at GMC, offering a more luxurious, well-equipped option for buyers interested in a fully loaded vehicle. Standout features typically include an exclusive finish, unique alloy wheel designs, and upgraded interior trim.
Critically, GM Authority previously reported that the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX would offer an Avenir trim level as well. As such, it makes sense that the Buick Envista would also offer an Avenir trim if GM does decide to bring the crossover to the North American market.
At present, the Buick Envista is sold in China in four trim levels, listed from bottom to top as Enjoy, Smart, GS, and GS+. Specs include a turbocharged 1.5L I4 gasoline engine rated at 181 horsepower, connected to 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 underpinnings as the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax.
Earlier this year, Buick revealed that its North American product lineup would include four ICE-powered crossover models, with the Buick Encore set for discontinuation after the 2022 model year. Looking ahead, it’s possible the Buick Envista may be sold as an indirect replacement for the Encore.