ATLANTA -- Buick is freshening the 2019 Buick Envision to better align the crossover with the brand's other models -- most notably its best-selling Encore.
The Envision, launched in May 2016 and Buick's first entry in the booming, cutthroat compact crossover segment, has quickly become the brand's No. 3 seller behind two other crossovers, the Encore and Enclave.
U.S. sales of the Envision totaled 41,040 in 2017, its first full year on the market.
Both the front and rear of the compact crossover have been changed for 2019, including the addition of Buick's signature waterfall grille with a winged Buick emblem and new available LED headlights.
Most, if not all, of the sheet metal changes are in the rear of the vehicle, which is more sculpted and features less-rounded elements compared with the outgoing model. It also features redesigned taillights, hatch and rectangular-shaped dual exhausts -- a trend in the premium tiers of several GM products.