2017 Buick Encore Body Styles, Expected Date of Arrival

Introduced in 2012, the Buick Encore came at a time when the
auto market was in search for sleek and more fuel-efficient
crossovers. It became a huge hit for General Motors in the few
years it has been on the market but with small crossover market
now booming, it looks set for major redesign and engine
performance changes. Modest visual redesigns occur on the rear
and front fascia. Well, major redesign changes should also be
expected in the 2017 Buick Encore especially with its stronger,
bigger and better engine performance. The buick encore
2017 is expected to shake up the crossover market with
improved performance, greater aggressiveness and more advanced
technology. With such changes, GM have definitely had its hands
full in the premium sub-compact crossover segment even as more
rivals come along, such as the rumored 2016 Honda Acura HR-V.

2017 Buick Encore - front

2017 Buick Encore – Exterior Body Styles and Interior
Changes

Normally, heavy cladding on front fascia suggests major
restyling, but compared to the current model, the buick encore
prototype may not have extreme exterior redesign changes. Most
notably, the 2017 Buick Encore sheds off most of its black
plastic with the pocket sized luxury crossover having more
body-colored surfaces. The other redesign changes include new
bumpers, redesigned headlights, a new grille and a shorter
front fascia. The cladding in the hood is probably the best
hint that the 2017 Buick Encore will get powertrain changes,
and the prototype is likely being used to test cooling and
airflow to the new engine. This might also explain why there’re
no changes on the rear end of the Encore, although there’ll
almost surely be changes made to the rear taillights as well.

Interior:

Like the exterior, the interior will probably get changes, too.
Spy shots haven’t shown any of its interior, but as with most
GM mid-cycle updates, there are great chances for a reworked
instrument panel. This will very likely focus on the design and
technology of the center stack and gauges, and the latest GM
infotainment technology may be included. High zoot trim levels
will feature piano black trims on the center consoles, door
panels and on the dashboard. It will feature a new touch screen
which should be more suitable for the current infotainment
system and a highly comfortable four-zone air conditioning
system. Other high-tech settings and accessories include
USB and Bluetooth connectivity as well as satellite
navigation.

2017 Buick Encore - interior

Underneath the Hood of the 2017 Buick Encore

Although the 2017 Buick Encore is available only with a
1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, the Vauxhall/Opel Mokka
offers 5 diesel and gasoline engines. This will likely change
with the updated design, with a 1.0 liter 3-cylinder engine
rumored to join the engine lineup. The 3- cylinder engine is
currently in use on the Opel Corsa, where it’s rated at 115
horsepower and 125 pound feet of torque. If
used in the encore buick 2017, this may be less power than the
current engine’s 138 horsepower  and 148 pound feet of
torque, but it can improve fuel economy over the current rating
of 33 mpg highway and 25mg city.

2017 Buick Encore - rear

2017 Buick Encore – Expected Date of Arrival and Price

The price of the updated 2017 buick encore should not change
very much from the current model that is priced at $24,065.
There’s a chance that the new engine will be added as an extra
option rather than as a replacement, adding another pricing
level in the Encore lineup. The American 2017 Buick Encore is
expected to be unveiled during the New York auto show that will
be held this year.