For the 2016 model year, the Buick Encore is gaining a Sport Touring version which adds some visual and mechanical tweaks.


It is being described as a more "spirited" version of the crossovers thanks to its new turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4-liter engine benefiting from stop/start and direct injection technologies. It’s the same engine available for the 2016 Opel Astra and in the Encore Sport Touring it will produce an estimated 153 bhp (112 kW) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) sent to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring is programmed to go on sale in United States this fall and this version will be visually distinguishable thanks to its bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels, a winged rear spoiler and body-colored door handles. It will come as standard with the Convenience package adding an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 120-volt power outlet, dual-zone climate control, remote start, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and fog lamps.


Gallery: 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring launched with cosmetic tweaks and new 153 bhp 1.4-liter turbo

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