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Redesigned Buick Envision Leaks in China

Redesigned Buick Envision Leaks in China

Buick is on the cusp of rolling out a redesigned version of the Buick Envision crossover. Images of the new SUV have been leaked by the Chinese government, showcasing a crossover that is borrowing heavily from a recent Buick concept vehicle.

It’s assumed this new Envision is based on a new architecture, specifically the same architecture that underpins the Cadillac XT4 crossover. This would be a change from the Envision’s current platform, which is a one-off architecture SAIC-GM put together just for the Envision. Given GM’s quest to minimize architectures to cut costs, it’s a safe assumption Buick has migrated the Envision to something shared with the rest of the GM stable.

Resting atop this new architecture is a completely new look, including all new sheet metal. The design is remarkably similar to the Buick Enspire Concept, which was revealed in China back in 2018. The overall greenhouse design and forward-facing front fascia all harken back to the Enspire, which Buick said at the time would serve as a compass for their future designs.

Regulatory filings in China also confirm this new Envision will transition to GM’s LSY 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, which just happens to be the same engine utilized in the Cadillac XT4. Aside from the engine not a lot is known about the revamped Buick.

Among the list of unknowns is whether or not this new Envision will find its way to the U.S. The current Envision has been imported to the U.S. market from China, but has fallen victim to recent tariffs between the two nations. It’s unclear if GM has plans to move production of the Envision stateside or continue to import the new model and eat the excessive tariffs.

Nonetheless, in China this new Buick Envision will go on sale later this year.


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  1. nsaporito
    That seems more than a little awkward looking...

    Oddly enough, I like it. I think it's less "me too" than the current Envision.
    That seems more than a little awkward looking...
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