The Buick Envista was revealed in China at the Chengdu Motor Show in September 2022, but not yet for North America. Regardless, the Envista will be the brand’s new entry-level vehicle for North America, replacing the 2022 Buick Encore.
Our spy photographers recently captured an almost totally undisguised 2024 Buick Envista ST, probably coated in Cinnabar Metallic (paint code GFM). Now, we’ve photographed another Envista ST (Sport Touring) in a white paint color and complete with exposed badges, giving us a closer look at the upcoming crossover coupe in this GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
As we mentioned earlier, this particular 2024 Buick Envista is outfitted in the Sport Touring (ST) trim level, and painted in what is either Summit White (paint code GAZ) or White Frost Tricoat (paint code GP5). The Envista ST features a sporty appearance, complete with black exterior accents and a a mesh grille.
At the front, we can clearly see the new Buick Tri-Shield logo prominently displayed. The lighting is comprised of aggressively sharp upper lights that serve as the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), plus the trapezoidal-shaped lights below these that serve as the actual headlights. The dark mesh grille and front fascia show their Buick Wildcat concept heritage. With all of the badges uncovered on this vehicle, we can easily spot the ST badge on the upper part of the driver-side grille.
Moving around to the side, the 2024 Buick Envista’s “crossover coupe” body style is immediately and strikingly apparent. A first for both Buick and GM, the crossover coupe shape is visible in both the fastback roofline combined as well as the crossover configuration.
Turning from the profile’s general styling to the side details, the 2024 Buick Envista rolls on black painted alloy wheels within black-trimmed wheel arches, much like Buick’s other Sport Touring models. Dark Gloss mirror caps, dark window trim, and dark lower door trim provide a sporty contrast with body-colored door handles.
At the back, the new Tri-Shield appears again, flanked by the Envista badge and additional ST badge, this time on the passenger side of the vehicle.
While no specifics about the Buick Envista’s interior for the North America market are available, the interior shot below shows the cabin of the model sold in China. We expect the overall design to carry over to the North American vehicle, but we do expect slightly different features and colorways.
It’s worth noting that the Chinese model is known to include a number of details absent from the U.S. model, including 20 color wrap films for exterior personalization.
As a reminder, GM Authority was the first to report that the Buick Envista is coming to the U.S. market, including exclusive news that the crossover was under consideration for North America. We brought you this report a month before GM President, Mark Reuss, confirmed the Buick Envista’s near-future launch in the North American market during a GM Investor Day event presentation in November of 2022.
As GM Authority was also first to report, the 2024 Buick Envista will be positioned below the 2024 Buick Encore GX in the Buick lineup. This information also provides some perspective on pricing, since the Envista is expected to be priced lower than the 2024 Buick Encore GX’s starting MSRP of $26,895.
While GM has not yet announced the Buick Envista for North America, we expect the vehicle to be motivated by a three cylinder gasoline engine. Under the skin, the crossover rides on the GM VSS-F platform. The setup is similar to that of the 2024 Chevy Trax, to which the Envista will be most related from a mechanical standpoint.
Production of the Buick Envista will take place GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea for North America. The aforementioned 2024 Chevy Trax is also assembled at the same facility, as Chevrolet‘s newest entry-level crossover saw its first U.S. delivery earlier this month.