The 2018 Buick Encore is almost here. Its predecessor had been released earlier in 2013. The small crossover which was also fuel efficient has been very popular. This popularity of the earlier model seems to be the reason Buick is releasing an improved version, to meet increasing demand. Here below are the expectations in the 2018 Buick Encore.
2018 Buick Encore – Fresh New Look Promised
Rumors have it that Buick is using an upgraded platform to introduce the new Encore. If Buick uses this platform, it could result in a drop in weight in the 2018 vehicle. But this has not been confirmed yet. What seems certain is that Buick is going for cheap in materials to produce the Buick Encore 2018.
The front and rear of the vehicle have been built differently from the earlier model. It has a stylish grille, completely redesigned. Also restyled are the headlights, fenced in chrome, in a unique very different design. New fog lights and bumper add to the completely restyled crossover front. Also redesigned are the rear end and bumper. The rear end may be pushed in to produce a smaller car. The SUV has a set of wheels different from the current model. The Encore will come in three different enchanting colors.
Inside the new 2018 Encore is leather upholstery on the seats and steering wheel. The seats are heated. The stylish new vehicle is expected to feature the latest in technology for a SUV in its class. The car is projected to have an infotainment system compatible with most gadgets. It has smart tools such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB. It features a lot of modern functionality such as satellite radio, large HD display, Goggle maps, navigation system and others. Also, it has an enhanced noise cancellation system.
Its interior is welcoming to the eye and luxurious. Its dashboard is re-energized, and its driving cabin has all the required equipment.
2018 Buick Encore – Powerful Engine and Performance
The 2018 Buick Encore has a 1.4-liter four cylinder unit, just like in the current model. But there are expectations that the Encore will come with two variations. There is the Ecotec variant that can produce up to 140 hp and torque of 150 lb-ft.
This drive train will also be availed in turbo version. Here it can produce 155 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed transmission box (automatic). It’s a two wheel drive system with the option of all-wheel drive offered.
There is not much information out yet on the top speed that this SUV can attain in a short time. There also in not much information on fuel consumption. But going by the fact that Buick is improving on the current model, enhancements are expected to be seen even in this areas.
2018 Buick Encore – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
The stunning crossover, the 2018 Buick Encore is rumored to be almost ready for presentation to consumers. Buick is now putting the final touches on 2018 Encore. The redesigned vehicle is expected at dealerships in mid-2017 at the earliest.
It is expected to retail at a minimum price of $25,000. Factors may drive the price up to as high as $37,000.