Buick’s ties to Opel couldn’t be more evident after seeing these spyshots from our friends at Autoblog. The 2017 Buick Encore was spied completely nude without cladding or camouflage to distort the refreshed sheetmetal, and guess what? It’s an Opel Mokka X.
Buick released a brief statement following the reveal of the 2017 Opel Mokka X ahead of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, stating the 2017 Encore would make its debut in the Big Apple and follow a similar design to the Mokka X.
It’s a good look for the Encore, one that ditches its more portly aesthetics, and puts on a decidedly more premium-looking face. The rear receives new taillights, and Buick’s colored tri-shield badge returns once again for its latest product. Surely this will be more than enough to find the 2017 Encore new homes.