The 2023 Buick Envision stands as the third model year of the Tri-Shield brand compact crossover’s second generation. Since the start of regular production (SORP), Preferred and Essence trim levels of the 2023 Envision have been built without the park assist feature. Now, GM Authority has learned that this will be the case of the remainder of the 2023 model year.
Sources familiar with the matter tell GM Authority that rear park assist (RPO code UD7) and front and rear park assist (RPO code UD5) will be unavailable throughout the rest of the 2023 model year. Affected vehicles will be indicated as such with RPO code 00Y in the case of rear park assist, and 00Z in the case of front and rear park assist.
For reference, the rear park assist feature is typically standard on Preferred and Essence trims, while front and rear park assist is normally optional on Essence models. Notably, the range-topping Avenir trim level will not be affected by this constraint, as it’s equipped with the Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist (RPO code UKZ) feature instead.
It’s worth noting that the 2022 Buick Envision also struggled with park assist unavailability. In addition, the 2023 Envision is currently experiencing limited availability of the Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert (RPO code UKC) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RPO code UFG) features.
As a reminder, the Buick Envision is set to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year that will include an exterior design reminiscent to that of the upcoming Buick Envista, as well as the Buick Wildcat EV concept. On the interior, the cabin is expected to boast a larger infotainment screen.
In regard to the current model, the 2023 Buick Envision is exclusively powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the front wheels as standard through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, while AWD is available as an option.