GM China has released the first official photos of the new Buick Encore crossover SUV. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The facelift includes new headlights, a new grille, new bumpers, and an updated interior.
This is the current Encore, unchanged on the market since October 2012, so it was about time for a fresh up. Price starts at 139.900 yuan and ends at 186.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.4 turbo four cylinder petrol with 140hp and 200nm, mated to a six-speed auto or six-speed manual.
The engine will continue in the facelifted Encore, and price range will remain about the same. The Buick Encore is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
The dashboard is completely new and a huge improvement. The new touch screen for the infotainment measures 8 inch. It system runs on a localized variant of GM’s IntelliLink infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife (allows the on-board infotainment system to work with popular Baidu apps), wireless charging for mobile devices, and a WiFi hot spot.
Changes at the rear are limited to a new bumper and new fog lights. 18 inch alloys are new as well.