The Buick might not be a very famous name worldwide but it has certainly gained much popularity in the United States & United Kingdom since its release. It had its inception in the early nineties and it actually owned by General Motors. Buick Encore is the car that marked it entry into the auto market about two years ago and the latest variant will be 2017 Buick Encore. Apparently this car is based on the Opel Mokka-X and it’s a crossover. The aim was to present it as an attractive vehicle to the current generation and it seems that Buick has been quite successful in those terms. The sales figures are evident of the fact and it looks like its popularity is increasing.
2017 Buick Encore – Changes:
This new 2017 Buick Encore had been spotted in Germany during its test runs. Spy shots were taken as well. Nevertheless Buick had made sure not to reveal much and the crossover was covered well. The most evident part is that this ensures that this would be a mid-cycle update. Therefore most upgrades will be related to its design. However a new engine will also release. Encore is one of the finest cars that Buick has ever produced.
Therefore improvements will be made but preserving the basics would be first priority. There will be some changes in terms of trim, style, color and performance will increase as well. This compact utility vehicle is also expected to be more agile, efficient and capable.
Design & Upgrades:
The thing about Buick is that its design is very GM like and 2017 Buick Encore would be no exception. It will go through the standard upgrades that every General Motors car will be getting. As far as the exteriors of this compact crossover are concerned, it has already been mentioned Buick had tried its best to reveal that as yet.
It won’t be very hard to guess the parts getting upgraded however. It seems that this model will come with new grills, LED headlights, tail lights and bumpers. Other than that there could be some change in the front fascia of this vehicle.
Interior changes in 2017 Buick Encore will include redesigning it with better quality of materials and attempt will be made to produce a better and ergonomic design. There will be changes like the other row of seats other than the rear one will share an armrest and there will be some improvements in terms of space as well. Other than that this model will come with a custom-made IntelliLink Information & entertainment unit that is compatible with Apple Car Play or Android Auto Services. It goes without saying that its dash features a Touch UI which can control multiple useful and effective functionalities. Most of this car’s changes will be same as the new Opal Mokka and it will be more luxurious than ever before.
2017 Buick Encore – Engines:
From all information that has been made available it seems that 2017 Buick Encore will be featuring a 1.4 liter gasoline unit that is like to offer an output that almost range around 150 horses and it will be paired with a six speed gearbox. This engine and other option, both are a part of Ecotech series and provide superior efficiency.
Fuel Economy & Price:
Fuel economy offered by 2017 Buick Encore will be quite decent and range between 25 mpg to 33 mpg.
As far as the price is concerned, it is likely to be somewhere around $25 thousand. However not enough information regarding release date and cost price of this car is known.
2017 Buick Encore – Availability & Competition:
The official release date of 2017 Buick Encore is not available yet but it is known that it will be unveiled and displayed in the New York & Geneva Auto Show before that. By logic this 2017 variant should hit the showrooms latest by the fourth quarter of this year. However in the later one, Opel Mokka X would be displayed which is basically the European variant of this vehicle.
Auto Industry is booming at this point and more and more cars are being released that aren’t only more efficient but also more powerful. Since the number is increasing its evident that competition is getting tougher. Most utility vehicles will be in competition with this vehicle. However those vehicles that comes the closest in terms of specs and other factors include legendary cars like Toyota RAV4, Mini Countryman and Mazda CX-3.