Small crossovers are one of the most lucrative segments in car industry nowadays, and 2018 Buick Encore will be one of the competitors. This small luxury crossover is an entry-level model but offers many great features. It came several years ago, as a model that shares most of its characteristics with Opel Mokka. These two models are the same in many aspects. Last year, we saw a mid-cycle update, which included several changes. This small crossover now comes with improved styling, and also with many new things inside, both in terms of appearance and technologies. So, if we consider all these recent changes, it is hard to expect some bigger modifications for the next year. The 2018 Encore will come with the pretty much same characteristics, somewhere late in the year.
2018 Buick Encore redesign
The 2018 Buick Encore will most likely remain pretty much the same as the 2017-year model, which came with several updates. The company did a so-called mid-cycle refresh, which included both exterior and interior changes. When it comes to visual appearance, there is a new front end, with new headlights, grill, and many other new details. On the inside, instrument panel comes with several modifications, and now we have more user-friendly controls. Also, there are better materials that company uses inside, and also some latest technology updates, such as smartphone integration etc. Another great thing about this small crossover is customization. There are total six trims in the offer, and also several other standalone optional features, so you have many choices to configure your own model in the way you want. When it comes to powertrain, 2018 Buick Encore will continue without changes.
2018 Buick Encore engines
As we already mentioned, there will not be changes in a powertrain for 2018 Buick Encore. There are two powertrain options. The base model features a 1.4-liter engine, which has a max power of 138 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The optional powertrain includes the same engine, but with higher output. Total power, in this case, is 153 horses and 177 pound-feet of torque. In both cases, it comes with 6-speed automatic transmission. There is also an AWD version, available as an option. When it comes to fuel economy, the base model is good for about 28 miles per gallon in combined drive.
2018 Buick Encore release date and price
The 2018 Buick Encore will come somewhere late in the year. The base model will cost around 25.000 dollars.