New Small Crossover from Buick
The small crossover will be the General Motors brand’s final new gasoline-powered nameplate before it shifts to an all-electric lineup by 2030. The Envista will replace the Encore subcompact crossover, which debuted in 2012, as Buick’s entry-level model.
The Envista will come with a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, offering 136 hp and 162 pound-feet of torque, Buick said. Engineers said the engine is lighter and incorporates fewer parts than previous versions, which contributes to a lighter vehicle weight and better efficiency and handling. Buick said the Envista’s fuel economy is a GM-estimated 30 mpg combined, with 32 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.
Buick’s U.S.-bound Envista will start at $23,495 with the automaker’s Preferred base trim. That price point makes it the most affordable in the Buick lineup, coming in around $2,000 less than Buick’s current smallest crossover offering, the Encore GX (which starts at $26,000). The coupe-styled crossover will also be available in a Sport Touring (ST) trim and Buick’s top-tier trim, Avenir. Expect it to crest the $30,000 mark fully loaded.