GM pulled the sheets on the U.S.-bound 2024 Buick Envista last April, showing off a small, premium crossover offering loads of backside-coddling luxury and features, but at a more affordable price point. Production of the all-new 2024 Buick Envista is now under way in South Korea. Interestingly, GM Authority has learned that when it comes to replenishing inventory, dealers will need to use the port consensus model for the new 2024 Buick Envista. Dealers can also simply order the crossover.
Not every reader may be familiar with the term “port consensus model.” Basically, this term is used to describe a system wherein GM selects the trim levels configurations for a certain model prior to its production. The vehicles are then produced within the current set of production constraints, per GM’s specifications with regard to trim levels and configurations. The vehicles are then sent to port, at which point dealers are allowed to select from what’s available to replenish their inventory.
According to GM Authority, dealers will need to use the port consensus model with regard to replenishing inventory of the new 2024 Buick Envista. The port consensus model stands in contrast to the regular consensus model, with the latter offering dealers more say in regard to the trim levels and configurations desired. In the regular consensus model, requests are made at regular intervals, or order cycles, also known as DOSP. GM also provides recommendations based on the current market conditions. GM can then either fulfill or modify the dealer request. Once a consensus has been reached, the requested vehicles are produced and delivered.
As a reminder, the 2024 Buick Envista features the Tri-Shield brand’s latest design language, as well as a large infotainment setup and a variety of standard safety and convenience tech items. under the hood, the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine provides motivation, with output rated at 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Production takes place at the GM Changwon plant in South Korea.