2020 Buick Encore Breaks Cover While Testing in Detroit

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The all-new Buick Encore is scheduled to make its debut sometime next year, before heading to the market as a 2020 model.

Spy photographers have caught the new crossover testing for the first time in Detroit, and unfortunately the heavy camouflage is preventing us from seeing which direction Buick is taking the new Encore. It will however, ride on an updated platform that’s currently found on the Chevrolet Bolt. Expect the Buick Encore to grow in size, while its exterior styling will follow in the footsteps of recent Buick models. The new platform will also help the Encore shave some weight.

SEE ALSO: 2017 MINI Countryman vs Buick Encore Comparison

Performance should be improved on the next-generation model with the turbocharged four-cylinder engines getting a boost in power. An even more powerful variant to compete with the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40, models that offer over 200 horsepower, is also a possibility.

Inside the cabin, look for a next-generation infotainment system and other new comfort and convenience features to make the Encore more competitive in its segment.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Kumquat Kumquat on Apr 08, 2018

    I test drove an Encore and it was horrible, it drove just like a Buick, meaning it was horribly underpowered, handled like a barge, and had totally numb steering.

  • Paul Paul on May 26, 2018

    I find it odd that the grille has a Chevy design rather that the Buick waterfall design.