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Sleek, Muscular 2017 Buick Encore Revealed at New York Auto Show

Sleek, Muscular 2017 Buick Encore Revealed at New York Auto Show

By Philly Murtha, March 22, 2016
In New York this week, Buick unwrapped the 2017 Encore small SUV, which has been given a facelift that includes a new front fascia, grille, and more technology. The newest version of Buick’s best-selling model in the United States, sold in Europe as the Opel Mokka, will reach U.S. dealer showrooms this fall.

Premium features have been added to Buick’s small 5-seat Encore sport utility, first introduced to the market in 2013. A new front fascia and a winged grille with Buick’s new tri-color insignia are aspects of the refreshed look along with new front and rear LED signature lighting systems. Also new are a chrome exhaust, body-color heated side mirrors, and redesigned 18-in, wheels.

Buick also has updated the Encore’s cabin with a revised instrument panel that incorporates a new gauge cluster and information center. Standard technology includes the next-generation IntelliLink system with an 8-in. color touch screen, push-button start, keyless entry, and new connective technology that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone apps.

The Encore, which is powered by a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, offers 48.4 cu. ft. of cargo space when split rear seating is folded down. Safety features have been enhanced on the new Encore, which is equipped with 10 air bags and is now available with rear cross-traffic alert, side blind-zone alert, rear park assist, forward-collision alert, and lane-departure warning.

The 2017 Encore will be offered in five trim levels: base Encore; Encore Sport Touring; Encore Convenience; Encore Leather; and Encore Premium. It will be available with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive in a choice of three new exterior colors: Black Cherry Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and White Frost Metallic.

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