We’ve already told you a lot about the upcoming Buick Encore GX, but all the information we had was for the Chinese market. But today, GM has gone official with the 2020 Buick Encore GX for the United States market. Here’s the skinny.
The 2020 Buick Encore GX will launch in the U.S. in early 2020. It will be positioned between the subcompact Encore, which GM will continue selling in North America for a while, and the compact Envision as a sort of “subcompact plus” premium crossover SUV.
“As we look to the future of Buick, the Encore GX positions us strongly as a consideration for those who want to purchase small or compact SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick, and GMC.
GM says that the 2020 Buick Encore GX will offer “new standard safety technologies” while its style and functionality “will be just right for many of today’s buyers.”
The new Encore GX will offer a slew of standard safety and driver assistance features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It will also offer GM’s innovative Rear Camera Mirror, which provides a wider, less obstructed rear view while parking and driving, as well as a High Definition Surround Vision camera system.
The new crossover, which rides on the GM VSS-F platform (or rather, vehicle set), will offer “spirited and efficient performance”, while its cargo space was purposefully designed to be almost 5 cubic feet larger than that of the Encore and about 3 cubic feet smaller than that of the Envision.
Buick will announce further product specifications and pricing information closer to launch, though we already got our hands on the crossover’s dimensions. Like the “regular” Encore, the Encore GX will be assembled by GM Korea and imported into the U.S.
The introduction of the 2020 Buick Encore GX expands Buick’s crossover offerings in the United States to four. Today, almost 90 percent of U.S. Buick sales comes from utility vehicles.