Buick’s best-selling nameplate has been spied testing yet again. This time, the subcompact drops some cladding, so I am able to figure out what the complete redesign brings. It seems that the automaker intends to play safe with the 2020 Buick Encore. Still, taking into account this is Buick’s best performer, that’s not too surprising at all.
The overall shape of the next-gen Encore largely mirrors the predecessor. The biggest differences will happen in the front where the subcompact gets a bit more aggressive bodylines and redesigned face. The new grille is definitely taken from the Enclave, while the headlights seem to be unique.
It’s important to mention that the successor is going to ride on a new platform. It’s not confirmed which one, yet I think that the subcompact has to use PSA Group’s CMP architecture. In addition, the 2020 Encore will most likely grow slightly, so the cabin should provide some extra space, especially for the rear-seat arrangement. The automaker won’t miss the opportunity to offer new connectivity options and better materials inside of the subcompact, as well as Buick’s
The 2020 Buick Encore will stay loyal to four-cylinder options without any doubt. More precisely, the subcompact SUV will keep its current 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4, but I still have no idea whether the option is going to stay limited to 153 horsepower or not. There is a great chance of seeing the Cadillac XT4’s turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as well. The awesome mill is capable of delivering 237 horsepower. Potential buyers will be able to choose between front- and all-wheel-drive, while there should be a 9-speed auto transmission in addition to the current 6-speed gearbox.
The fully redesigned Encore crossover will make its official appearance late this year. The vehicle will most likely keep its price unchanged.