Buick prepares new three-row Crossover Buick Envision GX

Buick prepares new three-row Crossover Buick Envision GX

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In the Buick lineup, the new Envision GX will sit above the three-row Encore GX crossover.

Since phasing out the Regal for the 2021 model year, Buick has become a pure crossover brand in response to the segment’s growing popularity. To capitalize on the fast-growing SUV market, Buick wasted no time in expanding the lineup with the recently unveiled 2021 Envision and the three-row Encore GX. Now it looks like Envision has gotten a three-row version of the GX.

Ahead of its debut, patent images of the new Envision GX have been posted online on the Hummer Chat forum. Visually, the Envision GX looks almost identical to the regular model. Updates introduced for the 2021 Buick Envision have been carried over to the GX model, including revised headlights and taillights, and a larger and wider grille. There are some subtle changes, however, such as the center bar connecting the headlights and the redesigned front bumper.

However, the most significant modification will be the addition of a third row of seats, although the patent images do not allow a glimpse into the interior, but it is expected to retain the standard 8-inch and available 10.2-inch Envision touchscreens from 2021. In terms of its proportions, the Envision GX will occupy an intermediate position between the Encore GX and the three-row Enclave. For reference: The Encore GX is 4,346mm long, 1,814mm wide with mirrors folded, 1,628mm high and a 2,596mm wheelbase. The larger Enclave has the following dimensions, respectively: 5189x2002x1775x3071 mm.

Under the hood, the Envision GX will use the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit produces 228 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Although the patents show the Chinese version of the Envision GX, its American counterpart should be identical. Since Buick brought the Encore GX to America, the Envision GX is set to go on sale in the US sometime after its expected world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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  • MedialexApril 4, 2021 22:51

    Although it is definitely an unfinished replica, I would be interested in contact details, anyway. Maybe this could be an interesting project.

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