The General Motors is working on improving its 2018 Buick Encore in all the segments. This small SUV crossover is reasonable popular and also has decent sales. It wasn’t long ago that the car manufacturer updated this model. So, only small upgrades and styling revisions are expected in 2018. Having said that, there are rumors that this new model will come with a new platform and architecture.
2018 Buick Encore – Exterior and Interior Changes:
The most major modification provided to the exterior is in the front part of the vehicle. A completely new grille is provided with refreshed headlights, which are fenced with chrome. The refreshed look of the front fascia is quite unique and stylish, especially with the bumper and fog lights. Apart from this, another change that is expected to be incorporated is the introduction of the new set of wheels. The shape at the rear end is also changed, with a different rear bumper.
The slight exterior uplift incorporated with 2018 Buick Encore also includes a slight reduction in size from the rear end. The bonnet shall slide with no curves and uplifted margins. The headlights are using a new LED technology. These headlights have a distinctive design, enclosed with indicators in a narrow yet long box. The frill that has been used is similar to previous models of Encore. The tires come with aluminum rims.
Overall, the changes included, no matter how minor they are making this model an improvement over its predecessor.
As far as the interior of Buick Encore 2018 is concerned, all latest technological features are expected to be installed. With refreshed upholstery, leather is the dominant material in the cabin. The leather is quite noticeable on steering wheel and seats, which are also heated. Its refreshed dashboard includes new display and cluster.
The interior setup of this vehicle is certainly pleasing to the eye. There’s a decent amount of equipment in the driving cabin, with a set of the speedometer, new gearbox, and power steering. The power steering allows smooth grip, while great control over various functions can also be seen. The features offered with 2018 Buick Encore include satellite radio, 8-inch HD display with touchscreen, Google maps, USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
2018 Buick Encore – Engine Specification:
A 1.4 liter 4 cylinder engine shall be the main drivetrain of this Buick Encore. The 2 variations are speculated, with EcoTec variant being the first one. Furthermore, this EcoTec engine generates 138 HP along with 150 lb-ft. of torque. A turbo version is available as well, with an output of 153 HP and 180 lb-ft. of torque. The six-speed auto transmission unit is mated with both the engines, sending power to front wheels.
2018 Buick Encore – Availability and Price:
The 2018 Buick Encore is expected to be available in the market from around mid-2017, with an expected starting price of $25,000. Finally, it will be facing competition from models like Mazda CX-3.