2024 Buick Envision Expected Powertrain, Features, and a GX variant Release

Envision is known to carry an elegant design and plenty of driver-focused features. Discover below how the 2024 Buick Envision is likely to unroll.

The Buick Envision is a viable option for those who seek an economic alternative to the SUVs of luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. It is also often touted as the more modern and feature-rich cousin of the Chevy Equinox. So, what is the future 2024 Buick Envision likely to offer? Find out below.

2024 Buick Envision Concept
2024 Buick Envision Concept

An Overview of the Buick Envision

The Envision is a compact SUV marketed under Buick, a General Motors subdivision. It is manufactured entirely by the SAIC-GM joint venture in China for both the local and North American Market. The Buick Envision was revealed for the first time as a small crossover design concept car in 2011, sporting huge switchblade doors and advanced technology of a plug-in hybrid system.

The production version of this 5-passenger car was unveiled first in China in 2014, in which it started to become available later in the same year. It made its debut in the United States a couple of years later, at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

The 2024 Buick Envision will arrive as the third production year of the SUV’s second generation. The current generation was introduced in the United States in 2020. It offers four trim grades from the entry-level Base, Preferred, and Essence, to the top-ranking Avenir variant.

2024 Buick Envision Interior
2024 Buick Envision Interior

Possible Powertrain and Features of the 2024 Buick Envision

There is only one engine offered by the current Envision, which is expected to be retained by the 2024 Buick Envision: a 228 HP 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and comes in FWD as standard. The estimated 24/31 mpg city/highway for the FWD model and 22/29 mpg city/highway fuel economy ratings it earned it also predicted to only slightly change, if not remaining to be the same.

Even on the base model, the interior design provided by Envision is quite dashing. Opting for the Avenir trim gives competitive offerings in comparison to the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class, BMW X3, and Audi X5.

Each of the upcoming Envision is predicted to maintain its current nice furnishing and convenient features such as keyless open and keyless start and auto-on/off LED headlights. There’s a slight chance that it will receive a bigger infotainment touchscreen and instrument cluster display, which currently come in 8” and 4.2” sizes, respectively.

2024 Buick Envision Design
2024 Buick Envision Design

The Potential of an Envision GX

As of current, Buick offers a 3-row seating version of Envision in the Chinese market. Billed as the Envision Plus, it made its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2021. The American market equivalent of this car might have arrived as a part of the 2023 or 2024 Envision lineup, considering that General Motors has filed a Buick Envision GX trademark in the United States. For your information, the ‘GX’ label refers to a bigger variant of a model of a Buick model.

The case of a model receiving GX treatment already happens to the sub-compact SUV Buick Encore. The Encore GX, as it’s called, is touted as a bit bigger and far more modern counterpart of the regular Encore version. It is aimed at consumers who seek more spacious vehicles with more spacious cabins. The chance of the standard, 2-row Envision also getting a GX sibling is quite high. If it indeed comes, it will sit above the regular Envision but still under the mid-size, 3-row SUV Buick Enclave, in terms of size.

However, up to this point, it is still unclear whether the American version of the Envision GX will be a renamed twin of the Chinese’s Plus or a wholly distinctive and adjusted model for the west market. As Envision Plus was released in the summer of 2021, it is safe to expect the Envision GX to arrive along with either the 2023 or 2024 Buick Envision launch.