Tentatively named Encore, Buick is expected to get an innovative sub-compact crossover in the near future, but will Chevy get a version as well? That’s the question product planners at GM continue to debate,
Currently Chevy offers both the Traverse and smaller Equinox crossovers, although since the introduction of cars like the Nissan Juke, it’s thought that there’s space for a mainstream high-riding sub-compact model from the bowtie brand. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic the new model could be powered by a range of engines, ranging from the turbocharged 1.4-liter making 138-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque to a peppy 181-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine currently offered overseas.
GALLERY: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic