Buick has revealed the 2024 Envista, a new nameplate designed for the small SUV segment.
“Buick helped define the small SUV segment in 2012, and we’ve continued to make our offerings even more competitive since. The all-new Envista is going to shake up that segment once again,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president, Buick-GMC. “When you consider all the Envista has to offer, from its stunning design, standard technology and premium affordability, it’s going to be hard to find a better package in that area of the market.”
The Envista is priced and designed to attract migrating sedan owners, young professionals and small families, Buick said, and it will come standard with high-quality materials, design and technologies in three distinct trims: Preferred, Sport Touring (ST) and Avenir.
The Envista will be the first vehicle to fully incorporate Buick’s new, modern design language, which was introduced on the Wildcat EV concept last year. This includes a new front profile silhouette and new Buick emblem.
Other exterior design features include LED checkmark lamps are mounted high on the fascia, while other functional lighting is lower on the body. All-black 18-inch wheels are standard on the ST trim, with 19-inch wheels available. Bespoke Pearl Nickel 19-inch wheels are standard on the Avenir.
The inside of the Envista is highlighted by long windows, as well as material and technology advancements designed to maximize interior cabin space enabled by the long wheelbase, Buick designers said. The Envista’s Ultrawide Infotainment Display is 19 diagonal inches of combined LCD screens and has an 11-inch-diagonal infotainment screen. It is equipped with an updated user interface design, voice recognition and multimedia applications.
Seats are finished with colored stitching on the seats, or Avenir and ST logos embroidered on the head restraints of their respective trims. A flat-bottom steering wheel is standard across all trims. The cabin is also enhanced with Buick’s QuietTuning system, which helps reduce road noise. The 2024 Envista will come standard with the Buick Driver Confidence package. This package includes six active safety and driver assistance technologies.
A 40/60-split folding second row allows for storage of items up to 7.5 feet long (diagonally). The Envista provides 20.7 cubic feet of room behind the rear seat and 42 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. A Power Liftgate is available.
The Envista will be powered by a 1.2-liter Turbo engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. This is expected to achieve 136 horsepower with 162 lb-ft of torque, Buick engineers said. It is expected to offer a GM-estimated 30 mpg. A Watts Link suspension system is standard on the Avenir trim and available on ST.
The 2024 Envista is expected to enter production next month and be available for customers this summer.