China is by far Buick’s largest market worldwide so it’s little marvel that the model’s latest fashions usually launch within the Asian nation first.
The second-generation 2021 Buick Envision SUV made an exception, nonetheless, because it first broke cowl in america on Could 29. Now it’s time to see the Chinese language-spec mannequin, which is known as the Envision S.
The ’S’ within the identify is there merely to distinguish it from the previous-generation Envision, which can stay obtainable in China after getting a facelift in late 2019. Constructed on GM’s international E2 SUV structure that additionally underpins the Cadillac XT4, the Buick Envision S seems virtually an identical to the U.S. mannequin, save for the black trim on the entrance grilles, window surrounds, and on the backside of the doorways.
The mannequin proven within the picture additionally rides on black alloy wheels in a unique design. Along with the Envision S, Buick has additionally launched the primary picture of the Envision S Avenir range-topping grade.
Marking the primary time the upscale Avenir trim level is obtainable on the Envision, the mannequin options chrome trim the place the Envision S has black trim, in addition to a novel signature mesh grille and devoted alloy wheels. Moreover, the Envision S Avenir will provide unique exterior colours and a few distinctive inside trim and supplies.
Buick says the Envision S and Envision S Avenir will function the corporate’s newest electrical structure, which might imply mild-hybrid powertrains. The GM model doesn’t discuss specifics however mentions “new-generation propulsion and refined chassis techniques.”
Most definitely, the engine would be the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit (LSY) rated at 237 HP (240 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. It ought to be paired to a nine-speed automated transmission and commonplace front-wheel drive, with AWD obtainable as an possibility.
The premium midsize SUV can even be obtainable with “an array of superior connectivity applied sciences and driver help techniques to optimize secure and clever driving.” Buick will launch further details about the all-new Envision S nearer to its launch in China.