The 2024 Buick Envision, which is to introduce the mid-cycle refresh for the Tri-Shield brand’s second-generation crossover, has seen its start of regular production (SORP) delayed repeatedly over the past several months.
The most recent postponement of the crossover pushed its launch all the way back to late 2024. However, an even newer statement by a GM representative indicates the 2024 Buick Envision will probably start production much sooner.
According to the freshest news, SORP for the 2024 Buick Envision is confirmed as kicking off in Q1 2024, though it has not yet started as of mid-January. If everything goes according to plan, this could see deliveries of the fourth model year of the second-gen Envision begin sooner than the previously announced late 2024 timeframe.
GM originally planned the launch of the 2024 Buick Envision for October 30th of 2023, with a subsequent delay moving this date back to December 11th 2023. Following this, a third delay moved its release date to Q1 2024, with news of the postponement to year’s end coming just a few weeks ago. The latest GM confirmation rolls this date back to the previously estimated timeframe.
The mid-cycle refresh will debut a reworked exterior for the crossover, including fresh front and rear fascia styling, dual-tier headlights similar to those featured on the 2024 Buick Encore GX and 2023 Buick Envista, a new grille, and various details first seen on the Buick Wildcat EV concept car. New paint colors have also been added to the palette.
For the interior, the refresh incorporates a fully digital display, a new three-spoke, multi-function steering wheel and new interior colorways. However, GM Authority just learned the semi-autonomous GM Super Cruise driver assist system will not be added to the list of available technologies of the 2024 Buick Envision as originally planned.
The system was to be included as part of the Super Cruise Package (RPO code WK7), also incorporating Lane Active Safety Keep Assist (Handsfree Following), Driver Monitoring System, a 5G web connection, and Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist. Removal of these tech features will lead to a downward adjustment in price.
For motivation, the 2024 Buick Envision cradles the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, developing 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, under the hood. The crossover relies on the GM E2 platform for structure, while production will take place at the GM China SAIC-GM Jinqiao South plant.