Buick Launches All-new 2021 Envision SUV

Buick, part of Detroit-based General Motors Co., has introduced the all-new 2021 Envision, a premium SUV. Along with the recent launch of the Encore GX, the Envision will help to expand Buick’s reach in the fast-growing compact SUV segment.
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Buick Envision
Buick has introduced the all-new 2021 Envision, a premium SUV. // Photo courtesy of Buick

Buick, part of Detroit-based General Motors Co., has introduced the all-new 2021 Envision, a premium SUV. Along with the recent launch of the Encore GX, the Envision will help to expand Buick’s reach in the fast-growing compact SUV segment.

Building on the previous generation, the new Envision is lower and wider, with proportions and styling that combine the expressiveness of a car with the practicality of an SUV. And, for the first time, the new Envision offers customers distinct personas, including the Sport Touring and Avenir.

The Envision is on sale now with a starting MSRP of $32,995 (including destination, excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment).

“The all-new 2021 Envision is a tremendous opportunity for the brand,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “With strong, differentiated designs, and a combination of advanced technologies and premium appointments, it will stand apart in one of the industry’s most competitive segments.”

Additional highlights include:

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus package: A suite of nine standard advanced safety and driver assistance technologies, including Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Rear Park Assist
  • Next-generation Buick infotainment system with the brand’s first available 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen
  • Available Amazon Alexa integration, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • A 2.0L Turbo engine and nine-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift control
  • Available all-wheel drive with electronically controlled twin-clutch operation
  • Available Continuous Damping Control suspension
  • Hands-free programmable power liftgate, standard on Essence and Avenir and available on Preferred

The three trims — Preferred, Essence, and Avenir — each incorporate specific design features. The Preferred and Essence trims have an available Sport Touring package that embodies a more agile appearance with darkened exterior touches and 20-inch wheels with a darkened finish.

All models feature LED headlamps and taillamps and daytime running light signatures, as well as a welcome/walkaway lighting animation, which activates when using the key fob.

Inside, the driver-centric instrument panel is tilted toward the driver for a better, clearer view. The panel blends technology and convenience, including Buick’s first available 10.2-inch-diagonal infotainment touchscreen.

The interior also features an all-new, versatile center console that incorporates:

  • Electronic Precision Shift: Rather than a conventional mechanical shift lever, the electronic system uses electric push/pull buttons. The setup frees up space under the console.
  • Dual-wing center armrest: Popular with owners of the previous model, the split-center armrest returns to allow access to the under-armrest storage compartment without disturbing the resting elbow of the other front-seat passenger.
  • Covered storage compartment below the instrument panel: Its retractable cover allows hidden storage of valuables. In equipped vehicles, it is the home for the available Wireless Charging pad, along with an SD card slot, accessory outlet and USB ports.

Five-passenger seating is standard, with the 60/40-split second row featuring the capability to fold flat with the cargo floor, for a virtually seamless transition with the seatbacks and a minimal gap between them. Slotting in between the smaller Encore and Encore GX and the larger Enclave, the Envision has 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first-row seats and 25.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seats.

A range of seating appointments, in light and dark color themes, are available, including perforated leather on Essence. Heated front seats are standard on Essence and available on Preferred.

Additional interior features include:

  • Heated steering wheel is standard on Essence and Avenir, and available on Preferred
  • Air ionizer is standard on Essence and Avenir, and available on Preferred. Research shows Americans spend approximately 10 hours a week in the car. With the introduction of an Air Quality Indicator, a first for Buick in the U.S., the air ionizer provides customers with peace of mind, enabling them to monitor the quality of the cabin’s air
  • QuietTuning is standard on all trims — including active noise cancellation and strategically placed acoustic materials
  • Rear Seat Reminder is standard on all trims
  • Panoramic power moonroof is available on Essence and Avenir

The 10.2-inch-diagonal touchscreen infotainment system includes in-vehicle apps such as available Alexa Built-in, as well as Buick-exclusive apps — Reese’s Book Club (curated by Reese Witherspoon) and NCAA March Madness. Wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are also offered.

The Buick Driver Confidence Plus package offers nine standard active safety features, including:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • IntelliBeam, auto high beams
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Park Assist

Additional available driver assistance technologies include HD Surround Vision, Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Head-up Display, and more.

The Avenir is now being offered on the Envision for the first time, and is distinguished by an exclusive mesh grille design, with tinted chrome trim and unique 20-inch wheels with a Pearl Nickel finish.

Additional standard features include:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Diamond-perforated quilted leather-appointed seats
  • Driver’s seat massage feature
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Navigation
  • Wireless smartphone charging

Performance and propulsion
The new Envision’s propulsion and chassis/suspension details include:

  • A 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine rated at 228 horsepower (170 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm); and featuring direct injection and Stop/Start technology
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission with electronic shift control
  • Available all-wheel drive with electronically controlled twin-clutch operation
  • Standard four-wheel-disc brake system, StabiliTrak stability control with traction control, and electronic grade braking
  • On-demand, selectable drive modes, including Tour, Snow/Ice and Sport on FWD models and Tour, AWD, Snow/Ice and Sport on AWD models
  • Hill Descent Control is standard with AWD models
  • MacPherson strut front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension
  • Electric power steering
  • Continuous Damping Control electronically controlled real-time damping system is available on Avenir
  • Standard 18-inch wheels and available 20-inch wheels

More information about Buick vehicles is available at buick.com.

 

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