Goes on sale this fall
Looking far more refined than its predecessor, the facelifted model has a new front fascia with a winged grille that is flanked by restyled headlights. Designers also installed restyled mirrors, updated LED taillights, and chrome exhaust tips. Last but not least, there's restyled wheels and a revised color palette that includes Black Cherry Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and White Frost Metallic.
Bigger changes occur in the cabin as the Encore has been equipped with a new dashboard, a revised center stack, and an 8-inch IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Drivers will also find higher quality materials, a push-button ignition, contrast stitching, and new metallic accents.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is connected to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Buick declined to release performance specifications but the outgoing model had outputs of 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque as well as 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
The 2017 Buick Encore will go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch.