Buick has been teasing us with the idea of a new compact crossover for quite some time. But thanks to the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the new 2013 Buick Encore was fully unveiled earlier today.
“Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not typically found in vehicles of its size today.”
Powered by GM’s global 1.4L turbocharged Ecotec four-banger, the Encore gets an estimated 140-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque to play with. But the engine also receives some changes to help boost the Encore’s fuel economy such as a high-efficiency alternator, regulated voltage control, electronically-controlled returnless fuel system and deceleration fuel cut-off. Power is delivered to the front-wheels through GM’s Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is also optional.
Unique to the 2012 Buick Encore is an active version of Buick’s QuietTuning, a system that actively cancels out certain sound frequencies and vibrations to give the Encore a new level of luxurious quietness and refinement.
The 2013 Buick Encore will be available in your local showrooms in early 2013 with pricing to be announced closer to that time.
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– By: Chris Chin