The 2017 Buick Encore will be heading stateside this fall, but China gets first dibs on the hot crossover. The 2017 Encore officially launched in China on June 18 with new looks and features abound.
Through five trims, the 2017 Buick Encore starts at RMB 139,900 ($21,246 USD) and climbs to RMB 189,900 ($28,840 USD) for a fully loaded variant.
Powering the 2017 Encore is a familiar 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which may be paired with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Unlike the U.S., though, is the option of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Encore, Buick will bring the crossover to the 2016 “Route Awakening” Buick China Culture Tour. The event, which sees Buick partner with National Geographic, to showcase China’s rich history and ancient civilizations.