Buick Encore First Look

As per latest sources, the General Motors is planning to give Encore a complete facelift with the new 2018 Buick Encore. From its dawn, the Buick has been known for its luxurious SUVs. Be it the Enclave or Envision; it has always managed to live up to the dream of its enthusiasts. The Encore is its smallest and most compact SUV. Occupying a position below the Enclave and Envision, it offers Buick a strong hold on this segment of the auto market.

2018 Buick Encore – Significant Changes

The standard halogen lamps will now make way for Multi-Beam projector headlamps which the Americans claim is the first in its class. Expect 2018 Buick Encore to get a grille mesh that will house Buick’s logo at its center. A pair of turning lights brackets this setup that sits on either side of each headlamp. Similar to its wheel arches, the designers have carved out space for a pair of LED fog lamps placed at the perimeter of its front bumper. A couple of large air intakes are provided behind the grille mesh as well its bumper to provide enough air supply to its powerhouse.

The substantial amount of chrome is seen to cordon off the windows frames that compliment itself with a pair of parallel running roof rails. The 2018 Buick Encore is essentially a four-door vehicle that encompasses a tailgate to facilitate access to the boot. A glimpse of its interiors reveals some new additions. The dash will sport an amalgamation of wooden and steel design, a feature commonly seen in higher end vehicles. The new 2018 Buick Encore allows seating for five passengers.

The front seats of this subcompact SUV will elevate them and come with heating facilities enabling comfort even ion extreme weathers. Entertainment comes from a 7-inch touch screen that aligns itself to a central position on the dash. It is capable of syncing with all Smartphones and provides a complete in-house control of the vehicle. The 6 speaker audio system resonate the interiors of 2018 Buick Encore. Additional notable features include dual-zone climate control; a tilt and telescopic leather wrapped steering wheel and six-way adjustable passenger seats.

2018 Buick Encore interior

EcoTec and Turbocharged Engine

The experts speculate that General Motors will provide a couple of trims to its Encore. First, comes the 1.4 L Ecotec powertrain that churns out 138 HP of power along with 148 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the higher trim opts for a 1.4 L turbocharged diesel engine capable of producing 153 HP of power and impressive torque figures of 177 lb-ft. The 6-speed transmission drives power to the front wheels which are an FWD in both variants. Such front wheel drive is preferably safer on roads.

Safety, Price, Release Date and Rivals

The 2018 Buick Encore ensures passenger safety with six airbags as standard along with Forwarding Collision Alert. Being an SUV, it gets traction control, hill climb assists and low tire pressure monitoring system which are pretty impressive considering its price tag of $24,000. The GM claims to release this vehicle by mid-2018 and will lock horns directly with BMW X1 and Audi A1.

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