San Antonio, get ready to meet the all-new 2017 Encore! Buick's best-selling crossover has been renovated for the new model year, and it's set to make a bold statement against competitors in the compact crossover segment!
The Encore stays true to its city-smart size but a few changes make its way to the 2017 model year. A refreshed front-end creates a bold look on the exterior, while the interior benefits from high quality materials and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Inspired by the award-winning Buick Avenir and Avista concept models, the new Encore is impeccably designed with a windswept front end that's sleek and super stylish! Buick's new tri-color insignia replaces the former monochromatic triple shield emblem, and it's proudly placed on the new winged grille.
The same flowing lines we see on the Avista concept are mimicked on the profile of the 2017 Encore, helping to create a fluid design that enhances aerodynamics. The refreshed crossover features full LED head and tail lamps, brilliant 18-inch 10-spoke wheels and sporty chrome exhaust pipes.
Also new for the Encore are three exterior color options: White Frost Metallic, Black Cherry Metallic and Ebony Twilight Metallic.
The fit and finish in the 2017 Buick Encore speaks to an excellent level of craftsmanship that will put every passenger at ease. The layout places controls within easy reach, while the combination of faux wood inserts and leather upholstery create a sophisticated air. It's also one of the most quiet cabins in this segment thanks to QuietTuning technology that absorbs unwanted outside noises. A number of interior amenities create a comfortable atmosphere, including power front seats with heat settings; a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel, push-button start and available dual-zone climate controls. Fold-flat front- and second-row seats make room for all your belongings.
The technologies in the Encore are incredibly fast, responsive and innovative! Apple and Android users will love integrating their smartphone to Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which is featured on the eight-inch Buick IntelliLink interface. IntelliLink provides access to favorite apps like Pandora, SiriusXM Radio and even Siri! Also available is a 4G LTE WiFi connection, a rear camera and an optional navigation system.
It may be small but the Encore is definitely a fun-driving compact SUV! While its specially made for more conservative driving with a 138-horsepower, 1,4L engine, the Encore can be optioned with extra kick from the same four-cylinder providing up to 153-horsepower! Encore's equipped with this more powerful four-cylinder deliver up to 30 mpg on the highway, while the standard boasts up to 33 mpg!
Shoppers in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Helotes and Austin can expect the 2017 Buick Encore to hit showrooms this fall. Stay tuned for additional details!