Buick Encore: What’s In Store for 2020?

May 23rd, 2019 by

Buick Encore GX

Buick is making some changes to the lineup of its most popular SUV, the Buick Encore.

The 2019 Buick Encore is offered in four trims:

  1. Encore 1SV
  2. Preferred
  3. Sport Touring
  4. Essence

All come standard with Buick’s 1.4L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which produces 138 HP and 148 lb-ft. of torque. On the Sport Touring and Essence trims, buyers can upgrade to the available 1.4L SIDI Turbo engine with Start-Stop Technology that produces 153 HP and 177 lb-ft. of torque.
For 2020, Buick is eliminating the option to upgrade to the SIDI Turbo engine with Start-Stop technology on the Buick Encore. Instead, the first-generation Encore will only be offered with its original DOHC, alongside the all-new Buick Encore GX. The Encore GX is approximately 7 inches longer than the first-generation Encore, and is built on GM’s VSS-F architecture, slotting it in just below the Envision, Buick’s compact SUV.

There is also a second-generation Encore for 2020, which is built on GM’s GEM platform and will only be offered in China.

There is not yet a launch date for the 2020 Encore GX in the United States, but 2019 Buick Encores are on sale now!

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