Pictures of the 2017 Buick Encore refresh have been leaked by a Chinese website. As expected, the photos show an exterior refresh that looks identical to its overseas cousin — the updated 2017 Opel Mokka X that was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show last month.
In the front, changes to the Gamma 2-platformed crossover include a resculpted hood, new grille with the newfound Opel-Buick “wings”, new headlamps with the “double-wing” LED daytime running light design, along with a redesigned bumper cover, fog lamp housing and skid plate. The refresh gives the vehicle a significantly more masculine appearance compared to the pre-facelift Encore.
While no changes appear to grace the side of the subcompact crossover, the rear does appear to feature a reworked bumper cover that integrates a new skid plate. In addition, the tail lamps appear to go unchanged from the pre-facelift model. By contrast, the Opel Mokka X features new LED tail lamps.
Buick has confirmed that the 2017 Encore will make its North American debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show that starts on March 23rd and its Chinese debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show that kicks off on April 25th.