The luxury carmaker is expanding its crossover lineup and the latest addition is the model called the Encore GX. After its launch, we presume the company will focus on the entry-level model, which is about to come as the 2020 Buick Encore. The upcoming redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties, starting from a new platform and completely new mechanics and significantly improved ride quality. of course, we count on the new styling as well. Finally, the company has prepared new powertrain options, so we have no doubt that the new model will be much more competitive than before. The 2020 Buick Encore is about to hit the market in the next year.
2020 Buick Encore Redesign
The upcoming redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. Since Opel is no more part of General Motors, Buick will design its entry-level model on its own. Of course, we count on improvements in all aspects. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform. According to the latest reports, the new VSS architecture will come as a replacement for the old Gamma II platform. Benefits should be numerous, starting from improved ride quality, better performances and efficiency, a higher level of comfort etc.
In terms of the exterior design, we expect from the new 2020 Buick Encore to come with completely new aesthetics. Compared to the outgoing model, changes will be drastic. Judging on the recently introduced Encore GX, the new entry-level crossover will come with a significantly sharper approach, based on Buick’s latest design language, but also full of new, exclusive details. Interestingly, the new model won’t get bigger. The new GX fills the gap between subcompact and compact crossover, so the 2020 Buick Encore is expected to remain pretty much the same when it comes to dimensions.
While dimensions are about to remain the same, we presume that the company’s engineers will strive to provide better functionality on the inside. Therefore, expect slight improvements in terms of legroom and cargo space, but don’t hope for anything significant. On the other side, we count on a completely new cabin layout. The new 2020 Buick Encore will come with a modern look, full of quality materials and attractive color schemes. Of course, the dashboard will be on the spot. We expect to see a typical layout, highlighter by an infotainment screen at the center stack and maybe even a digitalized instrument cluster. Of course, a big portion of novelties will be in terms of new tech features, including some more advanced safety systems and driver aids.
2020 Buick Encore Engines
Two new engines are expected for the 2020 Buick Encore. Those should be the same units that power the new Encore GX. Therefore, base models should come with a 1.0-liter turbo three-cylinder engine, which delivers around 125 horsepower. An optional 1.3-liter unit also features three cylinders and also gets help from a turbocharger. A max output goes around 162 horsepower. While the base engine comes with a 6-speed automatic, the optional engine comes with a CVT gearbox. Keep in mind that these are specs for the Chinese market version. The North American model could come with some additions, probably with some bigger, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit. More details will be known in the future.
2020 Buick Encore Release Date and Price
We expect that the new 2020 Buick Encore will come sometime in the next year. The exact launch date is still a mystery. Meanwhile, the current-generation model will carry on. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect that the new model will feature a much higher base price, which currently goes around 23.000 dollars.