Buick’s pint-sized Encore model competes with the names such as the Audi Q3, BMW X3, Mercedes GLA, etc. The model came all-new in 2013 and it was given the mid-cycle upgrade for the 2017 version.Buick hasn’t changed much on this utility vehicle for the 2018 model year. The new model year should also bring more standard features and new color options.
2020 BUICK ENCORE: STYLING
The 2020 Buick Encore won’t introduce notable visual upgrades as it was refreshed for the 2017 version. Buick will likely offer new color options and probably new exterior package with unique accents and details.The Encore shares the Gamma II platform with the Chevy Trax and Spark. The front of the model is defined with Buick’s signature grille with the winged three-shied badge and nicely accentuated headlights.
Inside, the Encore boats attractive design and quiet ambient plus nice materials in all versions. The Encore offers 19 cubes behind the rear seats and up to 48 cubes with the folded second row.All models will be well equipped and with brand’s IntelliLink electronics. The model lacks automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control while offers blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.In higher-spec versions, it will upgrade with fog lights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, premium sound system and more.
2020 BUICK ENCORE: POWERTRAINS
Mechanically, the 2020 Buick Encore won’t change but save for the possible introduction of the 9-speed automatic gearbox which would improve model’s performance and fuel economy.The more powerful version will deliver 153 hp and torque of 177 lb-ft. In each trim option, the model will be available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
2020 BUICK ENCORE: RELEASE, PRICE
The 2020 Buick Encore is expected in the third quarter of 2018. The price range will start at around $23, 000.