The new, second generation of this subcompact crossover is about to come next year, with a bunch of novelties. This tiny SUV has been around since 2012, so this redesign is pretty much expected. Still under a camouflage, there are already some details about the new model that is pretty much certain.The new 2020 Buick Encore will get a new platform and adopt the brand’s new design language. Expect to see a new turbo gasoline engine in the offer, as well as numerous new design solutions on the inside.
2020 Buick Encore Redesign
Still, we are pretty sure in some of the new things that should come. There is no doubt that the new 2020 Buick Encore will adopt GM’s new architecture, which comes with a little bit confusing designation. The new model will be lighter and also with a new suspension set that will provide a better overall driving experience.
2020 Buick Encore Styling
Buick tries to become a genuine luxury brand again, so we have seen some interesting design solutions in past years. The new generation is about to adopt the brand’s newest design philosophy, which you can see on new models like LaCrosse and the new Enclave. Definitely, another try to come closer to the premium segment.The new 2020 Buick Encore will keep pretty much the same shape, with significant changes on the sheet metal, but similar proportions. It is still early to speak about something more specific, but the new crossover will definitely come with improvements in terms of material quality and styling, as well as with more tech features.
2020 Buick Encore Engine
The current generation of this crossover comes with a 1.4-liter turbo inline-four gasoline engine. New version of the engine, the 2020 Buick Encore should come with a completely new 9-speed transmission, co-developed with Ford. A new combination should provide also a better fuel economy, which in the current model goes up to 27 mpg in city and 33 mpg on a highway.The new model could also come with some electrified powertrain. A new hybrid version sounds likely, especially if we consider company’s aspiration to the Chinese market. To remind you, this country has one of the most ambitious plans when it comes to CO2 emissions reduction.
2020 Buick Encore Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Buick Encore will come next year, probably in the second half. A more precise date should be known in the future. When it comes to the price, we expect no bigger changes compared to the current model, which goes in a range between 23.000 and 33.000 dollars, roughly.
2020 Buick Encore Competition
The current generation is still considered more like a mainstream crossover. Its biggest rivals at the moment are models like Mazda CX-3 or Toyota C-HR. The second-generation model will try to go more upscale and to compete with premium models like BMW X1, Volvo XC40, Infiniti QX30, Mercedes Benz GLA Class, Audi Q3 and similar models.