The 2017 Buick Encore will come refreshed. Those are the latest news about this small crossover. As you probably know, this model came in 2013. It is GM’s attempt to enter the segment of subcompact crossovers in the markets like North America and China. This model comes as pretty much rebadged version of Opel Mokka, which available in Europe. Differences between these two models are barely notable. For the next year, company prepares a refresh. Since this model is already present for about three years, this seem reasonable. The 2017 Buick Encore will come with several novelties, which will keep it competitive in this, extremely fast-growing segment in car industry.
2017 Buick Encore changes
Refreshed 2017 Buick Encore will come with several changes. These changes will be both visual and mechanical. When it is about exterior design, we will see many novelties. Testing model has been spotted already and we can see that new model will come with revisited grille, bumper, hood and maybe even tweaked headlights. However, these areas are still covered so we can’t tell you how they exactly look like. Other areas of the crossover will probably remain unchanged. When it is about interior, changes are also expected but exact details are still unknown. According to some reports, we will see some modifications on dashboard. However, these changes are not expected to be some bigger ones. The 2017 Encore will probably come with some tweaks like new buttons and gauges, while overall design of control board will not be significantly changed. Also, we can expect some updates and upgrades of hi-tech features, and even wider list of standard equipment, why not?
2017 Buick Encore engine
When it is about engines, we expect some novelties to see. Company will probably offer new 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine as optional. This unit has max output of 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of max torque. Current 1.4 liter turbocharged I-4 will remain as standard. This engine has max output of 138 horses. Both engines will be available with either manual or automatic transmission.
2017 Buick Encore release date and price
The 2017 Buick Encore is expected to come somewhere in the second half of year. Price is expected to remain unchanged, which means around 24.000 dollars. Main competitors are models like VW Tiguan and Mini Countryman.