It has been four years since the initial launch of the Buick Encore. The vehicle will continue to be the smallest crossover vehicle offered by the automaker and the 2017 Buick Encore is set for a mid-cycle refresh. According to reports, the vehicle will undergo a number of interior updates, new automotive technologies as well as visual enhancements. Keep in mind that the vehicle’s modifications will not be extensive, but they will be noticeable to automotive buyers. This refresh, according to the American automaker, is set to fervently increase the impeccable sales of the vehicle. Additionally, the small sport utility vehicle will remain a high riding experience that delivers just what the larger variants.
2017 Buick Encore – Drivetrain Configuration:
Just as did the outgoing variant of the Encore, the upcoming variant will garner its power from a singular power unit. Per reports, that unit will be a turbocharged, four-cylinder 1.4-liter engine. The output delivered will be upwards of 138 hp and 148 pounds per feet of torque. This is the option that will be made available for the base trim level of the vehicle line. The top trim levels of the Encore will derive its power from the same engine with boosted power that will result in an output of 153 hp and 177 pounds per feet of torque. This boost of power will be the result of engine upgrades as well as direct fuel injection. The power unit option will find itself smartly paired with an automatic six-speed gearbox and coupled with front wheel drive. It does need to be noted that in areas prone to snowy conditions, all-wheel drive will be made available as an option for improved traction. For the standard variant, the fuel economy has been rated at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. For those that opt or require the all-wheel drive, their fuel economy will chime in at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
2017 Buick Encore Immaculate Design:
The new updates for the upcoming variant of the 2017 Buick Encore are focused on the front fascia. The front grille has been modified and is coupled with the automaker’s winged design. Additionally, the grille has been integrated with the motor company’s all-new tri-color emblem. The fog lights and the headlights have been changed in order to enhance the vehicle’s premium aesthetic. Both the headlights as well as the tail lights are equipped with LED technology on all trim levels.
Within the interior of the new addition to the Encore family, consumers will find comfortable seating for five adult passengers. In addition, there is a respectable amount of room for cargo within the vehicle. The rear seating features a 60/40 split-folding capability in order to increase the amount of cargo space. This results in 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seating has been folded.
2017 Buick Encore Release Date and Price:
It has been reported that the 2017 Buick Encore will arrive in dealership showrooms later this year. Although this has not been confirmed by the motor company, it is an estimation based on the unveiling ant the Geneva Motor Show in March and the recent New York Motor Show. The estimated base pricing for the small sport utility vehicle is said to fall firmly in the neighborhood of $25,000.