The revamped 2021 Buick Envision arrives early next year in the U.S. with a more modern interior, more standard safety features, and a more attractive exterior design. GM also promised it would bring out a range-topping, luxurious Avenir trim like the one it offers on the larger Enclave, and now we’re finally getting a glimpse of this upscale variant, or at least the Chinese-market version. We hope ours looks similar.
In this photo, the Avenir is depicted as wearing a special grille with a shiny mesh design. It also gets new wheels we haven’t seen before on the Envision. The plum exterior and the body-color wheel arches look quite becoming on the SUV, which is lower and wider in its new iteration. The treatment overall is pretty much a dead-on copy of the Avenir trim on the larger Enclave SUV. Like the Chinese-spec Envision Avenir, the Enclave wears a special grille, wheels, and plush leather seats with embroidered “Avenir” lettering.
The 2021 Buick Envision—Avenir and otherwise—promises to be more tech-happy than its relatively plain predecessor. Among the upgrades is an available 10-inch touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The old model came exclusively with an 8.0-inch unit. Automated emergency braking and lane-keep assist are now standard, too.
Under the hood, the new Envision will pack a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. At this point, output remains unclear, but we know it will pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The old model offered a 252-hp turbo four-cylinder of the same size, as well as a non-turbo 2.5-liter engine with 197 horsepower. U.S-spec information on the Buick Envision Avenir will come later this year, the automaker has said, so while this is only the Chinese version, we are getting one for America—and soon.
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