Buick Encore was first launched in early 2013 and it was brought into the market so that it can take advantage of high demand for small and high mileage efficient crossovers. Encore was a huge hit, and its sales chart rose above 100,000 mark allowing the automaker to increase its sales number by 42 percent. So Buick is hoping that 2017 Buick Encore will do these same wonder in the automobile market. As the market for small crossover is still booming, Buick will bring up this new crossover with some small changes. It was seen having test drive in heavy camouflage at Germany. This timing for an update was a smart move by the automaker and this will include up-gradation in engine and cabin tech.
2017 Buick Encore: Changes and Technology
The 2017 Buick Encore will hold its old outlook but there will some visible changes that will make it look lot more fresh that its current lineup. Its counterpart version in Europe will also adopt same makeover. According to experts there will be little visual changes for the Encore as it will go through mid cycle refreshment. Basically intense cladding on the face part of the crossover depicts a serious change but when this SUV is compared with its current version it will highlight lot of new refreshment.
The front area will be lot more slimmer including with new black grille surrounded with chrome, large lower air panel, sleek fog lamp, aluminum skid plat, body color front bumper, LED headlamp, rain sensing wiper and stylish front bonnet. The wing portion include some UV protected mirror with chrome surrounding, chrome door handles, power adjustable body colored mirror with heating feature, aluminum roof rails and standard alloy wheels.
The end portion of the crossover will acquire LED stoplight, rear antenna, rear window wiper, remote tailgate opener, polished single exhaust nozzle, new license plate kit, aluminum skid plate and body colored rear bumper. The cladding that was seen in the camouflage version definitely indicates change in power train.
The interior of the 2017 Encore will carry little changes and mostly technological updates. There is a chance that the instrument panel will be restyled to look more fresh. This changes will also include change in design of the gauge and center stack. The IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility will be heavily revised. The interior specification will change according to the trim level. The design materials will also include modern sophisticated quality.
2017 Buick Encore: Engine
It is not clear about what type of engine the SUV will get, but there is a possibility that it might get 1.0-liter three cylinder engine as a base engine. There is also a rumor that 2017 Buick Encore might incorporate a 1.4-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that can produce 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The specification of transmission system is still unknown but its EPA rating will stay around 25 mpg and 33 mpg.
2017 Buick Encore: Price and Arrival
The 2017 Buick Encore will hit the market by 2017 with a price point of around $24,000.