Buick Envision Facelifted Again In China, Will U.S. Model Adopt The New Styling?

On sale in China since 2014 and in the U.S. since 2016, the Buick Envision compact crossover will soon receive a second facelift in its home market – and we already know what it will look like.

As is usual in China before the launch of a new model, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published the first photos of the 2020 Buick Envision for certification purposes. The update is mostly cosmetic, with the most significant changes taking place at the front.

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The revamped Envision receives a new pair of headlights, a larger grille, and a redesigned front bumper. At the back, the taillights have been redesigned as well along with the tailgate and bumper. Additionally, the horizontal chrome bar is now sharper towards the edges and pierces deeper into the lamps.

Due to the new bumpers, the 2020 Buick Envision is now 8 mm longer at 4,694 mm, but the wheelbase stays the same at 2,750 mm. There aren’t any photos of the interior available yet, but a new infotainment system and new materials will probably be part of the update.

Documents posted by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also reveal that the facelifted Envision is still available with a 1.5-liter SIDI turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 169 PS (160 HP) — that’s 7 PS (7 HP) less than before. The current model’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is likely to carry over. Interestingly, there’s no mention regarding the 260 PS (256 HP) 2.0-liter SIDI turbo four available in the outgoing model. Mated to a 9-speed auto, the engine comes with standard AWD.

In China, the facelifted Buick Envision should debut before the end of this year, although there’s no info when (or even if) the changes will also be implemented in the U.S. version as well.

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  • wintergraan

    What were they thinking? Those headlights look terrible. ?

    • Bash

      All of it looks terrible man!

      • wintergraan

        But now it looks even worse than before 😉

  • you could put a Opel Badge on that disgusting thing.

    • boo boo the fool

      gm sold Opel in 2017 to Peugeot so it forces Buick to make their own cars

  • charlotteharry57

    Yawn. This is yet another one that’s overpriced and underequipped.

  • dumblikeyou2

    It looks like it would suit Chinese taste >America will have to deal with it >GM’s sales continue to dwindle in America

  • TheBelltower

    Wow. This must be the most invisible car in the world. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these IRL. Or, at least, I’ve never noticed it.

  • TheBelltower

    Wow. This must be the most invisible car in the world. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these IRL. Or, at least, I’ve never noticed it. Very generic.


    • Arct1c

      The infographic really helped prove your point thank you

  • Bash

    What a crap!

  • Alduin

    Chinese made GM what can possibly go wrong? dying in a low speed crash or being killed by all the toxic chemicals and harsh fumes this thing has inside it.

  • Zcat


    We now live in an age where beautiful, curvaceous, and timeless auto designs are replaced with creases and gimmicks, and who can make the most angry face with the biggest mouth and squinty eyes.

    I guess it’s better than the square, cheap, cracker-box styling from the 80’s. But can we return to class and beauty?
    Probably not. This current design trend will soon be replaced with computers masquerading as emotionless pods.

  • Jerry Stigliano

    I’m also not in favor or any car with the fuel filler door on the passenger side. I never ever get used to it or remember it for some reason. I’ve heard it’s because “in case you run out of gas on a highway you won’t get hit refilling your tank.” Right. I’ve never run out of gas anywhere ever.

  • Randy Terpstra

    “Buick Envision Facelifted Again In China, Will U.S. Model Adopt The New Styling?”

    Uhmmm…yes. With all the major companies are catering to Chinese tastes, why the heck would an exclusively Chinese built Buick cater to US tastes???

  • SteersUright

    Well that’s just about as attractive as you’d expect from a GM made in China.

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