2016 Buick Encore Spy Photos Snapped!

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

The Buick Encore subcompact crossover and its international derivatives are getting a facelift and we’ve got the spy photos to prove it.

Buick Encore Spy Photos

It’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on in these shots but it appears there’s a new grille hiding under all of that bulky camouflage in addition to an updated front bumper and redesigned headlamps.

‘Round back we expect the Encore’s tail-lamps to get restyled and its aft bumper to be slightly changed. Given the lack of protective coverings on this end of the car it’s likely these changes are still in the works and may not see the light of day until the vehicle debuts.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Buick Encore Review

As for what’s under the hood, a new turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine is rumored to join the lineup as an optional powerplant. The Encore’s cabin and infotainment system will likely benefit from a few minor enhancements as well.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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