2023 Buick Envista crossover coupe debuts in China with brand new design language
Buick’s styling revolution continues as the brand introduces the new Envista crossover.
Previewed by the Electra-X concept, the model is billed as a “feisty urban compact SUV designed for the progressive young generation and modern families in China”.
Given its youthful demographics, the Envista is the sportiest crossover to ever sport the tri-shield logo. As you can see, the model is a sleek crossover coupe that showcases Buick’s new overall design language and wears it proudly.
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The latter is a big departure as the model eschews a cascading grille for a bold front end that features clean lines and a wide air intake with horizontal bars. Backing up, you can see a plastic body cladding and a slender windshield that flows into a sloping roof. The Envista also has slender taillights and a straight rear end with an integrated spoiler.
Buyers looking for a sportier appearance can opt for a GS package, which adds a black mesh grille and gloss black mirror caps. They are joined by 18-inch black alloy wheels which contrast with the red brake calipers.
In terms of size, the Envista is 182.6 inches (4,638 mm) long, 71.5 inches (1,816 mm) wide and 61.6 inches (1,565 mm) tall with a wheelbase that tapers. spans 106.3 inches (2,700 mm). This means the model is slightly longer than the Envision, but has a 3.1-inch (79mm) shorter wheelbase.
Upon entering the cabin, drivers will find a stand-alone 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and matching 10.25-inch infotainment system. The latter includes Baidu navigation, an all-new Baidu intelligent voice control system, wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility and support for over-the-air updates.
Buick went on to say that the model has a leather-wrapped dashboard, black trim and chrome accents. Other highlights include a flat-bottomed steering wheel, wireless smartphone charger, Tune Melody surround sound system, and “suede-wrapped seats with custom stitching.” [to] reinforce the feeling of premium.
Buick didn’t go into specifics, but said the model rides on “GM’s next-generation compact SUV platform” and features a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 181 hp (135 kW / 184 hp). The latter is connected to a continuously variable transmission, which allows the crossover to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.
Buick is currently accepting orders in China, where prices start at ¥150,000 ($21,828 / £18,605 / €21,903).