Last month, GM revealed the all-new Buick Encore and Encore GX in China. The new Encore, based on the new GM GEM platform, is a new model that will only be sold in China, while the new Encore GX is based on the VSS-F platform and will replace the current Encore in North America as well as in China. That much we knew before, thanks to exclusive GM Authority reporting. But when GM unveiled the models, it only shared one photo of each new Buick CUV. Luckily, we just managed to get our hands on several new Buick Encore GX images that show the new subcompact crossover from new angles.
The front end features tastefully modern styling with the new interpretation of Buick’s “wing” grille front and center. The new grille features two patterns: the upper part has a clean horizontal design, while the lower part has a wavy pattern. The colorful Buick Tri-Shield badge is front and center. It spans horizontally outward, ending just at the middle of the headlamps.
Speaking of the headlamps, they use all-LED lighting and continue with Buick’s “wing” accent light at the upper- and outward-most part of the light. A set of LED reflectors reside in the middle of the light. Also notice the pronounced, chrome-trimmed exterior front fascia elements with turn signal indicator lights, which flank the small lower grille. The mirror caps feature LED integrated turn signal indicators.
The side profile of the new Buick Encore GX best communicates the larger dimensions of the new Buick Encore GX when compared to the first-gen Encore it will replace in North America. Notable design elements include a strong character line that starts at the front headlight and extends just fore of the B-pillar. The line seems to pick back up at the mid-point of the rear door and sweeps toward the tip of the tail light.
The roof features a stylized communications fin, bright roof rails, and bright DLO trim at the upper-most part of the windows that flows through the C-pillar to form a sort of “floating” roof, which tapers towards the end. The lower DLO trim is black, sweeping upward toward the C-pillar. There also appear to be bright door handles, a set of black wheel liners lining the black-accent wheels, which would be right at home on an Encore GX Sport Touring model. Also, notice the intricate surface development at the lower ends of the doors and that the gas door is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Out back, the new Buick Encore GX features a tailgate-mounted spoiler that visually extends the length of the crossover. The taillights push Buick’s current design language one step forward, while the tailgate features very intricate surface development just below the lights and Buick emblem.
The lower fascia is rather interesting: it features a design that emulates dual integrated exhaust outlets, despite the actual exhaust being tucked under the vehicle in an invisible fashion. A bright trim piece is placed between both “fake” exhaust outlets, while the license plate cutout sits directly above that piece.
We must state that the entire package has a very elegant and tasteful presence that’s modern, high-tech bold, without screaming for attention, and should do wonders for Buick in the ever-more-competitive premium subcompact crossover segment.