During GM’s recent Investor Day presentation, the automaker officially announced its plans to bring the Buick Envista to the U.S. market in the near future.
“Getting ready for the U.S. here as well, just a beautiful addition to the Buick lineup,” said GM President Mark Reuss commented. Now, GM Authority has exclusively learned when the new crossover will launch in North America.
The Buick Envista is currently expected to arrive in the United States sometime in the first half of the 2023 calendar year as a 2024 model-year vehicle. Back in October, GM Authority exclusively reported that the Envista was under consideration for the U.S. market. It will bring the Tri-Shield brand’s lineup back up to four models, as the Buick Encore will retire at the end of the 2022 model year.
While currently on sale in China, not much detail is known about the U.S.-spec Envista. As far as its powertrain is concerned, we expect the Envista to receive the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, which is also found in the Chevy Trailblazer, the 2024 Chevy Trax, and the Buick Encore GX.
Currently, the Buick Envista is available at dealers across China. The model lineup consists of three trim levels: Enjoy, Smart and GS/GS+. The Chinese-spec Envista is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 181 horsepower, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain.
The Envista rides on the GM VSS-F platform, which it also shares with its corporate cousin, the all-new 2024 Trax. It’s worth noting that the Chevy Trax itself 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.