The 2018 Buick Encore coming soon. The Buick Encore was first introduced to the worldwide market in 2013. It is the smallest sports utility vehicle among the SUVs manufactured by Buick. During the time of launching, it was the only vehicle in its class, but later the segment was packed with X1 from BMW, GLA from Mercedes-Benz, Countryman from MINI, Q3 from Audi, etc.
The Encore was first redesigned during 2017 with some minor changes. The 2018 Buick Encore is a redesigned version of the 2017 model, but this time also, buyers can expect only minor changes, mostly in its interior styling.
However, customers can expect better performance and ease of handling the vehicle in the city traffic. For the model year 2018, Buick is going to introduce the new Encore with five trim levels, such as Sports Touring, Preferred, Essence, Preferred II, and Premium.
2018 Buick Encore – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
For the model year 2018, the Encore is going to get some minor changes in its front and rear fascias. However, there may be notable changes in the external elements of 2018 Buick Encore. Accordingly, the front part of the SUV will be equipped with a winged strip grille and attractive headlights with LED bulbs. Similarly, the new Encore will also come outfitted with an updated bumper in its front and rear parts.
This time, the hood of the 2018 Buick Encore comes with a single attractive line, flowing through the middle part of the vehicle. This offers the new SUV, a more attractive look than its predecessor does. Moreover, the rising character line and the door panel curves further enhance the outside look of the vehicle. They are designed to match the spoiler at the back and the sculpted fenders, as well.
Although each trim of the 2018 model Encore has its own external features, some of the standard features that come with the new SUV include alloy wheels with the diameter of 18 inches, automatic LED headlamps with the signature illumination and daytime running lamps with LED bulbs.
Buyers can expect more changes in the interior styling of 2018 Buick Encore when compared to those of exterior ones. The cabin of the new SUV will be more luxurious than that of its predecessor. This is because the cabin comes with soft-touch fabrics and fine styling themes of Buick. The front seats will be more comfortable when compared to that of the earlier model, which let the driver, handle the SUV easily. As the new Encore is the smallest vehicle in its segment, buyers can get a limited trunk space of 18.8 cubic feet. However, this can be increased up to 48.4 cubic feet by folding the rear seats.
Some of the standard interior features of the new model Encore include keyless entry and start, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cloth upholstery, etc. Some of the electronics that buyers can get as standard include an interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Smartphone incorporation, six powerful speakers, etc.
All the higher-end models come with notable features, such as leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, more than six speakers, heated steering wheel and front seats, the latest model of the navigation system, etc.
The new Buick Encore 2018 also comes equipped with handy driver assist features, like lane departure alert, forward collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and rear park assist.
2018 Buick Encore – Whole Power Unit
An Inline-4 engine with the capacity of 1.4-litres will power all trims of the 2018 Buick Encore. The engine offers the base models of the new SUV, the required power and torque of 138 hp and 177 lbs per foot respectively. However, the engine of the higher level trims is finely tuned to produce more power. As a result, they will get the additional power of 153 hp and the same torque.
The engine of all trims of the new 2018 Encore will be attached with a six-velocity automatic transmission system. They will be offered with front-wheel as well as with all-wheel drive systems.
When comes to mileage, the front-wheel drive models will offer 25 mpg within the city driving and 33 mpg on highways. With the all-wheel drive system, the 2018 Buick Encore will offer the mileage of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on highways.
2018 Buick Encore – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
There will not be much difference in price between the current Encore and the 2018 Buick Encore. The new model SUV will be available at a starting price of $23, 000. Buyers can buy their favourite 2018 Encore during the early part of 2018.