Buick’s crossover lineup will develop when the Normal Motors division brings the compact Envista to the U.S. in 2023.
On the automaker’s investor day Nov. 17, GM President Mark Reuss mentioned that the Envista — now in manufacturing in China — is an inner combustion automobile that attracts on the model’s Wildcat electrical idea in styling. The Wildcat idea encompasses a extra sculptural look and roomier inside.
“Lovely automobile, preparing for the U.S. right here, as effectively,” Reuss instructed traders in New York. “Only a stunning addition to the Buick lineup.”
A consultant for Buick declined to remark past Reuss’ remarks. Photos of the Envista weren’t seen on a stay webcast of Reuss’ presentation.
Forecasters say the Envista ought to arrive within the U.S. within the second half of 2023. It might be the final gasoline-powered addition to Buick’s lineup earlier than the model begins introducing EVs in 2024.
“Very similar to Chevy has finished with the next-gen Trax, Buick is predicted to observe with a brand new, extra thrilling components for an oblique substitute for Encore, which is believed to be Envista,” mentioned Paul Waatti, supervisor of business evaluation for AutoPacific. “The subsequent Trax is considerably greater than its predecessor however manages to retain its entry-level standing within the Chevy lineup. Envista relies on the identical platform and brings with it a classy, sweptback profile that’s proving to be very compelling to youthful consumers specifically.”