With years of rigorous changes and improvements, Buick’s compact crossover Encore has finally garnered attention in its respective class. And the makers will not let go of this persistence as a new-gen Encore, 2018 Buick Encore is already in plans. 2017 Buick Encore have had significant changes to cater next generation styling and the 2018 variant will emphasize on it. All in all, the new face of Buick Encore will be targeted to come in a competition with prestigious models. Some of them are Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1.
Power in this 2018 Buick Encore should come from a 1.4 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. As in the case of 2017 Encore, this powertrain will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and tuned to produce 2 different sets of outputs.
1st, the base variant will be able to churn out as much as 141 HP and 150 lb-ft torque. 0 to 60 mph sprint will take about 7 seconds and fuel economy should improve at 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.
2nd variant will integrate a direct fuel injection and VVT (Variable Valve Timing) to produce power outputs of more than 155 hp and 179 lb-ft torque. These brawny outputs might even cater 0 to 60 mph acceleration to complete at 6 seconds. Similarly, fuel economy is supposed to improve as 25 mpg city/29 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.
This powertrain is focused towards everyday commuting . Therefore it doesn’t excel on towing and payload (and it’s okay considering the best-in-class fuel economy).To make further improvements in fuel economy, the powertrain will use an automatic stop/start feature. Buick will even try and get rid of extra powertrain weight by using aluminum block heads and engine mounts. Those are more rugged and lightweight than the traditional steel ones.
2018 Buick Encore Exterior
Buick Encore 2018 is reported to improve on its sporty stance. The makers will exaggerate this model’s aggressively sloping roof line with sporty roof rails. New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with P215/55R all-season tires will come standard.
The entire body edges will wear rugged plastic cladding which will be shared by front and rear bumper. Up front, the headlights will incorporate L-shaped active LED daytime running lights along with LED turn signals.
Exterior color options will include Winterberry Red Metallic, White Forest Tricoat, River Rock Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic and several others.
Interior and Safety
Apart from being spacious, the Buick Encore’s interior cabin boasts supreme noise insulation.The cabin’s sensation 8-inch infotainment display is to undergo revisions. It is also expected to feature smartphone integration.
Similarly, Buick Encore 2018 will feature an array of modern safety technologies like:
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Onstar Automatic Crash Response
- Turn-by-Turn Navigation
- Multistage Airbags
- Crumple Zone Cabin
Price and Availability
2018 Buick Encore is all set to come with a starting price of $23,000 by the last quarter of 2017 or probably during the early onset of 2018.