The Encore is a subcompact crossover SUV, produced by General Motors. It was originally launched in early 2013, as 2013 year model. It is closely related to the model called Opel Mokka, so close that it could be considered as a re-badged version of Opel’s entry-level crossover. This model is basically a renamed version of Mokka, which is offered on some specific markets like China or North America. According to the latest reports, we will see some modifications soon. The 2017 Buick Encore will come with so-called mid-cycle refresh. This refresh will include several changes, both in visual and technical aspects.
2017 Buick Encore specs
As we already mentioned, 2017 Buick Encore is expected to come refreshed. It will come with several changes and improvements. However, base characteristics like platform etc. will remain the same. As it usually goes with mid-cycle refresh, the most notable changes are visual ones. Just it is expected, main modifications will be made at the front end. The front of the testing model is camouflaged so we can expect larger changes. The 2017 Encore will pretty much for sure come with new grille, while headlights will probably also feature some tweaks. Rest of the crossover is expected to come without bigger modifications. When it is about interior, exact details are still unknown. However, some changes are possible, especially when it is about instrument panel. The 2017 Encore will probably come with new design of gauges and some changes at the center stack. We also expect to see updates in terms of technology, like infotainment system etc.
2017 Buick Encore engine
Current model is available with only one engine. It is a 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine, which paired with 6-speed automatic delivers 138 horsepower. The 2017 Buick Encore is expected to be offered with one more engine. It will be a 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which has an output of 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. This engine will provide much better fuel economy – 25 mpg in city and 33 mpg on a highway.
2017 Buick Encore release date, price and competition
The 2017 Buick Encore is expected to come next year. Price will probably remain unchanged, which means around 24.000 dollars for a base model. When it is about competition, main rivals will be models like VW Tiguan and Mini Countryman.