Buick Grows Its Premium SUV Lineup in China with the All-New Envision Plus


SHANGHAI – Buick today reinforced its competitive position in the most popular midsize SUV segment in China with the introduction of the all-new Envision Plus.

Tailored for China, the Envision Plus is purposefully designed with expressive styling and segment-leading spaciousness matched with advanced technology and convenience features. It comes with a choice of five or seven seats, and its cargo-carrying versatility will suit the requirements of larger families and a range of transportation needs.

“The Envision Plus is a strong testament of Buick’s global SUV expertise integrated with unique China market insights,” said Molly Peck, general director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM.

“The Envision Plus will expand Buick’s appeal to more family-oriented customers, offering the styling, performance, premium appointments and technology-focused user experience that they appreciate. With the newest entry, Buick is further strengthening its SUV presence to satisfy customers’ diverse needs, forging ahead to become a leading SUV nameplate in China.”

The Envision Plus is strongly contented with features that include:

  • A segment-leading 2,833-millimeter wheelbase, providing a comfortable level of seating for all occupants and a maximum trunk capacity of 1,712 liters.
  • A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and a 48V mild hybrid system for spirited performance and better fuel efficiency.
  • A distinct driver-centric instrument panel that is tilted toward the driver for convenient operation and a better view of the color touchscreen.
  • GM’s proprietary VIP electrical architecture, enabling future connectivity and intelligent driving features.
  • Buick’s latest generation of the eConnect infotainment system featuring AI-based voice command and massive internet content for intuitive operation and personalized connectivity solutions.
  • The latest automated parking assist that allows a hands-free parking experience.

Five variants of the Envision Plus with five exterior color and two interior color options are priced between RMB 229,900 and RMB 309,900. The Avenir trim, the ultimate expression of Buick refinement, is also available in the signature Avenir Merlot exterior color and two interior color options.

Distinct Exterior Styling

The Envision Plus is the most expressive and dramatic statement of Buick’s sculptural beauty design DNA, exemplified by sleek and elegant styling together with excellent proportions.

Its all-new front fascia comes with Buick’s signature modern horizontal grille, giving it a wide and confident look. Another striking design element is the airplane wing-inspired chrome moldings that horizontally stretch from the Buick badge to the lamps in the front and back, ensuring a high level of recognizability on the road. Adding to its agile appearance is a refreshed rear design, with sculptural surfaces complemented by chrome-plated dual exhausts.

The Envision Plus also comes standard with full LED headlamps and taillamps, which are available with eye-catching welcome and walkaway animation that adds to the high-tech premium feel.

Premium Riding Experience

The Envision Plus has a segment-leading size, with a length of 4,845 millimeters, width of 1,883 millimeters and height of 1,695 millimeters. This gives it a generous amount of interior space and a flexible seating layout.

The five-seater has best-in-segment space in back, with headroom of 988 millimeters and knee space of 115 millimeters. The seven-seater has adjustable backrests and Easy Entry functionality in the second row, resulting in easy access to its third row.

Designers created the Envision Plus to meet diverse needs for weekend getaways and long-distance travel. The five-seater’s 60/40 split second row can be folded flat with the cargo floor to expand room for large carry-on items.

The convenience and versatility are further enhanced with storage compartments under the distinct split-center armrest, a large pass-through storage area under the center console and a hidden storage compartment below the instrument panel.

Additional interior highlights include:

  • An 860-millimeter*1,400-millimeter premium panoramic roof with the ambient light option to deliver a wide and pleasant view for all occupants.
  • The liberal use of high-gloss piano paint and soft leather-wrapped surfaces with fine seating stitching that showcases the model’s excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • Twelve-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats (including adjustable waist support) that come standard in Avenir variants. The second-row seats in the seven-seat variants are also available with heating and ventilation functionality, which is unique in the segment.
  • Buick’s signature QuietTuningTM technology featuring the segment-only standard Advanced Noise Cancellation system. The immersive Bose premium sound system with Centerpoint 2 virtual surround technology and AudioPilot active noise control is available on Avenir models.
  • Dual-zone independent automatic air-conditioning together with a nano-scale anti-PM2.5 filter and air ionizer air purifying system that enhances air quality on all models.

Dynamic Performance

The Envision Plus’s new-generation propulsion system generates maximum output of 174 kW and 350 Nm of peak torque. Its mild hybrid system consists of a 48V motor, a power battery, a power management module and a hybrid control unit. It is not only more fuel efficient but also boosts the intrinsic driving pleasure of the vehicle with a more powerful, smooth and quiet experience when starting, accelerating, cruising and braking.

An array of advanced chassis/suspension technologies contribute to the nimble and precise handling. The MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link independent rear suspension provide outstanding stability and comfort, especially on bumpy roads.

Multiple drive modes – including Tour, Snow/Ice and Sport – are standard on front-wheel-drive models, while the Tour, AWD, Snow/Ice and Sport modes are available on the all-wheel-drive variants with the Avenir trim. The next-generation Electronic Power Steering and E-boost braking system elevate ride comfort and safety across the lineup.

Intuitive Connectivity

The Envision Plus’s digital cockpit innovations include a 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, an all-new UI display design and the latest generation of the Buick eConnect infotainment system, bringing a wide range of online-based services and functions on board.

The latest generation of the Buick eConnect infotainment system adopts Baidu AI intelligent voice assistance, for a smooth human-machine interactive experience that is comparable to natural dialogue. It recognizes 214 categories of interactive commands in over 60 scenarios. Users can enjoy functions such as navigation, temperature control, phone calls and weather inquiries via voice command, taking the smart and fun experience to a whole new level.

In addition, the Envision Plus supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife, and is available with Apple wireless charging. It conveniently meets the connectivity needs of users – especially the younger generation.

Thanks to GM’s VIP electronic architecture, the Envision Plus will be continuously provided with a suite of novel functions and services via multiple over-the-air (OTA) updates. They include new apps, multi-area voice command recognition, traffic light countdown assist and even integrated connectivity with home appliances.

Leading Safety and Driver Assist Technology

The Envision Plus is equipped with the latest version of Automatic Parking Assist on the Avenir trim. The system can automatically identify a parking spot and carry out hands-free control with gear-shifting functionality for turning, braking and accelerating until the vehicle is securely parked.

Adding to the high level of safety is the eCruise advanced driver assist technology. It includes nine available active safety features such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Collision Assist, High-Beam Assist and Pedestrian Detection.

An innovative streaming mirror, new color head-up display and high-resolution 360-degree surround view camera offer the driver a better view of the surroundings in all types of weather and road conditions.

The headlamps feature Matrix Pixel technology, providing up to 10 intelligent lighting modes to enhance visibility. The third-generation Adaptive Driving Beam system allows wider visibility of the road for the driver while preventing glare toward oncoming vehicles and vehicles ahead.

Envision Plus Avenir

The Envision Plus Avenir is distinguished by a wide variety of signature design elements, such as an exclusive Avenir mesh grille and sill plate, Avenir badging on the side and rear, 20-inch aluminum wheels, exclusive Avenir taillamps with signature swipe turn and LED Matrix headlamps.

Additional features include:

  • Signature diamond-perforated leather seats accentuated by exquisite quilting and embroidery for an even more comfortable journey.
  • The FlexRide adaptive driving system paired with the new-generation Continuous Damping Control system for greatly improved maneuverability and handling in challenging driving conditions.
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive for optimized torque distribution to all four wheels as needed to improve handling. It supports manually disconnect functionality as needed for even better fuel efficiency.

Buick has found success offering premium SUVs and cars with sculptural designs, refined performance, modern interiors and thoughtful personal technologies. Buick’s award-winning customer service and sales experience, along with the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick luxury, are attracting new buyers to experience Buick’s unique approach to attainable luxury in North America and China. Buick has sold over 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. More information about Buick vehicles in China, its largest market, is available at www.Buick.com.cn.


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Buick launched the Envision Plus midsize SUV in China. It is also available in the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick’s attainable luxury.