New Buick Encore GX Images Released: Photo Gallery24
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.
We expect to know much more about the new Buick Encore in the next few weeks, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for the latest Buick Encore news, Buick news, and ongoing GM news coverage.
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Why have no interior images been released?
It’s what these guys at GM do. It’s called a trickle. Luckily, GMA is here to give us everything we want on these future products and explain what’s what. All the other publications are confused on the matter.
A nice-looking, clean design which I think should age well.
Let’s see, it will have a 1.3 liter engine and with a 25% tariff it should cost about $50,000. You could buy an American built Mercedes for less than that. Is it that nice?
Or you could just an AMERICAN built AMERICAN SUV………
Dislike the new ‘wings’ & front facia. New GEM Encore looks better and more like a Subaru. I wish it were sold here.
Bahahaha! Since when does looking like a Subaru a good thing?! Last I checked, they have some of the worst and blandest exterior designs in the world of cars.
Also, the only thing the GEM-based Encore has going for it that is anything close to a Subaru is the orange color. Everything else is pure Buick.
Kudos for the 2.0T badge and for the love of god make sure it is offered on NA Encores. Demerits on fake upturned exhaust. The interior had better be good.
The badge is not 2.0T, but “20T”. This is actually a way that Buick and most brands classify each model in China, and does not refer to engine displacement.
The current Encore for China uses 18T badge, however has same 1.4L turbo engine of American market.
I have a 2018 Encore and really like the car a lot. It’s been great for the 14 months I’ve had it so far and my prior experience with Buick (both in ownership and sales) tells me that Buick is a great car/brand.
Although I do like the look so far on this new one, I’m going to admit that it seems to have lost the unique character that the current model has. I’m not saying this is good, bad or other. This new one just seems to have a more common look to it where my car seems to stand out in a very crowded field of bland SUV’s. Based on what I’m seeing so far, would I buy the new one? Yes, as long as it doesn’t use a CVT trans. But I can also say that my need to get the new one will be more muted since I think I like my car just a little more. But two things will be the real deciding factor: Again, a CVT would drive me directly back to Jeep or maybe a Chevy Equinox. Second, if they offer the new Encore GX in any trim that would have the bottom portion of the car painted instead of all that black plastic, then it would certainly attract me much more.
The new 2020 Buick Encore GX is very pleasing to the eyes; but what is under the sheetmetal is just as important and given the competition from around the world.. if the engine and drivetrain is the same, it may still be squeezed by the Chevrolet Equinox which is very similar in price and affords more comfort.
you can still feel Opel DNA in the design. And is good… 🙂
I’m seeing a little BMW X3 in the rear.
Somewhere on Youtube I found a comparison of the Encore vs. the BMW (X3 I think). The Buick actually came out on top in the comparison, but I can’t find it now. Here is another interesting comparo. Enjoy.
too bad its a foreign built car . put AMERICAN workers back to work assemble it in AMERICA
What do you drive?
If you do some research, you will find that the profits from sales of cars “assembled” in other countries built by GM (Ford, etc) stay in the USA. Don’t get me wrong. I also prefer American brands assembled here, but it’s not the same world it was 30 years ago. We live in a global market.
What exterior colors will the 2020 Encore GX be available in?
although we drove 14 Oldsmobile’s we are now in a 2018 xt5 & 2010 lacrosse which I would think of replacing ( we keep cars 10 years , but with no Lacrosse I am thinking I will hold on to it longer . We have American men & woman being laid off so that foreigners in other countries are put to work to assemble American brand cars and then ship them to the USA to be sold . That’s what I’m against . Put our men and woman back to work , build them here and then ship them .
Nice. I agree with you, so please don’t take my comments as an attack or anything. I wish every GM, Ford and Chrysler brand vehicle would be designed and tested and built/assembled in the USA. I’m actually very big on that. Yet I tend to pick my battles when it comes to this. So for me, rather than buy a Japanese brand built in the USA (where profits go back to Japan), I’ll buy an American brand even if assembled overseas. But like with my 2016 Jeep Patriot, I purchased that because is was an American brand and was built in IL near where I grew up. When it was time to trade (every two years), I tried to buy another Jeep (Cherokee) also built in IL., but I couldn’t get the price I needed and so went to the Buick Encore for about $2,000 less and with a little more equipment. When the time to trade comes up in another 9 months, I will again attempt to buy something American and built here if I can. But it really is a global market any more.
I know what you’re saying about buying an American brand over a Japanese brand because the profits go to an American company however, I don’t know if I totally can agree with that.
When you buy an American or Japanese or German or Korean brand, assembled in the USA, you’re helping to keep Americans employed with high paying jobs. If you support GM and buy cars they assemble in Mexico you’re not helping anyone except the Mexican workers and the greedy corporate executives at GM.
I’m Canadian. When GM announced they were closing the Oshawa assembly which has been producing GM vehicles since 1918, most recently the Cadillac XTS, Impala, Silverado, & Sierra, so they could produce in Mexico vehicles people actually want, I have to second guess, why should I buy a GM? Especially after my Government gave the company billions of taxpayer dollars, some of which remains unpaid! Nope. I will buy a Japanese vehicle in a heartbeat. They are assembled here.
Well I have a 2019 Buick encore and it is got to be the worst car that I’ve ever had from the body plastic we heard it pop her and it wants to disassemble it’s like putting together like a Lego car also I’ve only had it six minutes sounds like the transmission is running rough the dealership I bought it for a tire rotation and they didn’t even listen they went and did an oil change at 60% and it’s the prices they charge for OT that’s totally wrong also the radio or stereo system So generic I don’t really listen to the radio because it doesn’t even come with a CD player that has no access whatsoever I miss My Chevy Captivia not only do I find the gas tank and a pill and since anyone can open it take anything I know they might not be able to siphon gas they can download your car and the interior plastic stuff the guy he just barely rub on it and the scarlet of life. So generic I don’t really listen to the radio because it doesn’t even come with a CD player that has no access whatsoever I miss My Chevy Captivia not only do I find the gas tank and a pill and since anyone can open it take anything I know they might not be able to siphon gas they can download your car and the interior plastic stuff the guy he just barely rub on it and the scarlet of life then there is that ride the path they could enjoy your life in a sec it that’s all it takes from entering her changing lanes and someone is at least 89 Carly down can’t even make it because of the lag time and they called it turbo to me turbo means that it doesn’t take a nap a little girl this is the most worst car I’ve ever driven in my whole entire life and I mean I’ve given a lot of cars also Farm isn’t supposed to lock it self in the car if the keys are left The car is not supposed to log into my surprise three times already went on Christmas Eve for the second time was on the way to the dealership which they didn’t give a crap he said when I get it opened to come wh The car is not supposed to log into my surprise three times already went on Christmas Eve for the second time was on the way to the dealership which they didn’t give a crap he said when I get it open Bring it in how nice is that and then just recently and I was out of town and I was at the car wash and thank God I cracked one of my windows to get a steak to grab my purse because again he locked his self up the wind chill wipers were Shari everything on the car was shot he just basic generic BS at a higher price I feel cheated Rob and Very unhappy, I also told him that I thought it was pulling to the right no one seem to care the loud they told me I had to drive it a few thousand miles to get better mileage and ship the engine and everything worth it was a brand new car well I’m up to 9000 miles and everything that I’ve stated not better! Surely this can’t be someone out there to get reach out
I got a headache reading that!