Today, Opel revealed the facelifted and freshened Mokka X, a more rugged big-brother to the regular Mokka. If you missed the reveal, you can read all the details right here.
However, corporate-cousin Buick has commented on the matter, and let it slide we will be seeing the 2017 Buick Encore sooner rather than later, following the Mokka X. According to the brand, the 2017 Buick Encore will make its debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, where it will likely wear design akin to the new Mokka X.
Other than the product reveal confirmation, the brand stated it has no new details to announce at this time. Though, if we ventured to guess, we’d expect a fall launch date for the 2017 Encore, much like the Mokka X.
It’s very plausible to expect the waterfall grille to be phased out for the 2017 Encore, noting the past two major concept debuts by Buick, Avenir and Avista, ditched the waterfall for an Opel-esque winged piece. The Mokka X’s design language also speaks very well as a Buick, in our eyes.