Buick Encore Dropped After 2022 Model Year32
First introduced for the 2013 model year, the 2022 Buick Encore represents the tenth model year for the first-generation crossover nameplate, arriving with just a few small changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year. Now, however, GM Authority has exclusively learned that the Buick Encore will be discontinued after the 2022 model year.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the Buick Encore is scheduled to end in the third quarter of the 2022 calendar year. Production takes place at the GM Bupyeong factory in South Korea.
As it is, sales of the Buick Encore have tapered off since the launch of the Buick Encore GX for the 2020 model year. Despite sharing similarities with regard to styling and naming conventions, the Buick Encore GX and Buick Encore are two entirely different vehicles, with the “subcompact-plus” Encore GX slotting in between the subcompact Encore and the compact Envision.
With regard to sales, the Buick Encore was down nearly 52 percent last year, with 20,072 units sold, as compared to the 41,752 units sold in 2020. By comparison, sales of the Buick Encore GX increased nearly 59 percent, up to 71,247 units from 44,841 units in 2020.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Subcompact Crossovers - 2021 - United States
|MODEL||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20|
|BUICK ENCORE GX||+58.89%||71,247||44,841|
|MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT||+18.66%||34,216||28,836|
As it is, the discontinuation of the Buick Encore was part of General Motors’ plan all along. As GM Authority covered previously, the Buick Encore trim level lineup was streamlined recently recently, with just a single trim level offered for the 2022 model year, namely the Preferred. For the 2021 model year, the Buick Encore was available in two trims, including the base-level and Preferred, while four trims were offered for the 2020 and 2019 model years, and six trims were offered for the 2018 model year.
With the discontinuation of the Buick Encore, General Motors will use the extra capacity to expand Trailblazer production.
The Buick Encore is powered by the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LE2 gasoline engine, which produces 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin, the Encore rides on the GM Gamma 2 platform.
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Funny, given an old car! We in Germany have had a new OPEL Mokka since 2021 and it looks very nice! Yes from OPEL!
And an EV mocha can also be purchased.
Look at the mocha and you will find the design very beautiful.
Of course, as a BUICK Encore it would also be interesting, but OPEL is now with Stellantis. Oh well!
Good car. Bad engine. Everytime I think about buying another GM I think about the POS engine and 1800 GM offering me a free year of OnStar for my future towing needs (at least we both concurred they would have been significant) in response
The current Opel Mokka, which Herman wrote about, is not a GM car.
GM sold Opel in 2017 to PSA, which is now Stellantis.
The thing is old junk. They only kept it around long enough to make sure people were dumb enough to buy the I3 Encore GX. When this junk is gone Buick will only have three vehicles left. Why doesn’t GM just change the Buick name to Avnir in China like they were thinking about doing at one time anyway, and just quit Buick in the United States. It’s a waste of time really. Buick, Chrysler, and Lincoln are all a joke. And when Cadillac loses it’s cars, it will be a joke too. What will be the difference between a GMC and a Cadillac?
Not going to happen. The Chinese love Buicks and won’t accept a name change.
Still, that’s why Pontiac no longer exists. Pontiac outsold Buick in the U.S.
Making extra grilles for the same car is a waste of time. Those buyers of buicks are old people who will go to cadillac or gmc if buick dies. Old people always love fwd gm junk. If gm is going to keep buick around it should at least give it a full crossover/suv lineup.
Nope…..Buick fans will NOT go to Cadillac or GMC. We like them for a reason.
And, with all due respect, consider, before you malign older people, that you yourself aren’t getting any younger.
As usual, we lose a compact vehicle to be replaced by either a larger, Ford Escape sized vehicle or a honking huge electric. Looks like driving a compact SUV is something to be ashamed to be seen in now-a-days.
Because Epstein was obsessed with underage kids like you. Leave those underage kids alone you perv.
No. The Encore GX is not equal-sized. It is longer, wider, and significantly more roomy. I have one (a 2021 Select AWD)….and IMO it is a far better design than the Encore, except for a little engine-gruffness from the turbo-three.
The Encore that we had was an excellent car with zero problems. We now drive the new Encore GX. Another great car with excellent performance and quality. The price was also very reasonable for what you get.
The Chevrolet Trax will be discontinued next. Dealers can’t get any… GM should move the Trailblazer production to Mexico if they aren’t willing to bring it to the U.S. The instability in Korea is hurting U.S. dealers.
By now, Buick fans are wanting a great, comfortable, luxurious SEDAN with comfy seats & elbow room. Bring back the Lucerne or reasonable facsimile for us older folks…..Long for the days of the land yachts. SUVs have lost my interest. I find them uncomfortable and hard to drive, even with all their cameras. I always feel like I can’t properly see the road and surroundings. .Don’t care about electric! And, in addition I hate the engine on/off feature. Caused me to have an accident, my first one in 65 years of driving! I think they need to do a study about that feature. In my car, they say it can’t be disconnected., although my son did get his disconnected in his Silverado for $200.
GM must really hate the Buick division, I love my encore 2017 it has more than enough pickup, four-wheel drive and a sunroof with 95% of the new electronic safety stuff. They got rid of the rendezvous which back when was considered midsize and rode like a dream and was an excellent build. If GM actually had manufactured moro encores and put them on the lot they would have sold a lot more . It was priced reasonably and was very comfortable on the inside with very little that I did not want to have to order extra.
I too have a 2017 Encore. So far I’ve had 31,000 trouble free miles.
Article should state specifically Encore GX production will continue despite production discontinuation of Buick Encore – if these are the facts.
Reading the above comments, I will agree with some and totally disagree with others. First, anyone who says the Encore is junk has just lost any cred on this site. Period. The Encore and Buick have been quite good vehicles. I’ve also owned one (2018) and it was quite possibly the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Zero maintenance, zero issues, zero warranty and not one glitch like most new cars will have. I had the car for 2 1/2 years and loved it.
I will totally agree with Anne O’Hear above. Now that Buick will be back down to only 3 vehicles (Encore GX, Envision and Enclave), now would be the perfect time to add two sedans to the mix. Yes, I’m saying it again in hopes that someone at GM reads these posts and hears that many past Buick owners are begging for a sedan. Use the Malibu and make the necessary Buick changes both inside and out. Call it the Regal. Then bring the CT5 over as a Super or Special. Again, give it the needed Buick ques inside/out and Buick will once again have sedans in a product line of 5. Please do this NOW and then bring in some all electric models. Buick would be well served if they had a total of 7 models with 2 all electrics.
Oh, and build them here! Keep the current Malibu and CT4/CT5 lines in full operation.
Dan Berning, I agree totally with your comments. I’d be second in line (right behind Anne O’Hear} to purchase a Buick Sedan. Hopefully they will ditch the stop/start technology. I just sold my 2012 LaCrosse this past summer and wish I had it back. Rode better than most SUV’s I’ve driven and had an excellent service record.
Terry Alger: In my family, we’ve had tons of Buick’s over the years. Part was because I was in sales with a dealership that had Buick. The other part was because we’ve all had such good luck with them. And I recall when I started there in 1988, the Buick line consisted of 9 (YES, NINE) models and you could get some of them in 2 dr, 4 dr, and even wagons! They offered actual color choices both for outside and interiors that actually gave people options. Buick was always known for their larger comfy sedans. Do I understand that to survive today, a brand must have SUV’s and CUV’s? Absolutely. But they must have a couple sedans and now.
The last car my mom had before she passed was a 2011 LaCrosse. That was one of the nicest cars I’ve ever driven! Quiet, rode very well yet handled very well, was very low costs to own and did I say quiet?? lol. In hindsight, I wish now that I would have purchased it and driven it out to California for me.
I have owned 3 LaCrosse. Driving 2019 currently. Loved every one. Dont really want an suv or Ev. Hope GM wakes up or they will lose a loyal customer to the foreign competitor. Toyota still sells sedans…..
Linda. I’m just curious why you would bring Toyota into this? So you have had 3 Buick’s and loved them. So you do know that GM still makes cars correct? You may not have a ton of options, granted. But Toyota basically only offers the Corolla and Camry any more. And rest assured that the Corolla (sedan) days are numbered because they just introduced the Corolla Cross (Yes, another CUV). All brands are doing the same thing due to less sedan sales and huge crossover sales. Why not take a look at the Chevrolet Malibu? Heck, a loaded Toyota Camry will run more than an entry level Cadillac CT4! So I come back to you saying that you loved the Buick’s you have owned and still do own. So if you would be willing to drop down to a Toyota, why would you not consider the Chevy or moving up to the Cadillac?
The Avalon fits nicely as a Buick replacement sedan, even if it is a bit ungainly in looks.
I just read in the en.Wikipedia-article on the Toyota Avalon:
On 4 August 2021, Toyota announced that Avalon nameplate would be discontinued in the US after the 2022 model year. Despite this, Toyota has no plans to abandon sedans as the Corolla and the Camry will still be produced.
The Avalon will continue being produced in the Chinese factory for the Chinese market.
If Buick just brings back the Regal and Regal TourX then I’ll be happy…!
Sorry but the Encore reliable as it may be just does nothing for me in the looks, comfort, engine performance and very small cargo capability categories. Instead give me a Regal hatch or wagon with AWD and the 2.0T engine as I need the extra space out back and like the looks and driving dynamics of a sedan so much better!
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I owe a buick encore, 2015 my front hood is peeling paints. And I really don’t know how to stop it. I check with the dealership, to if there was a recall on the paint. They said there w!s no recall. I really need ur help. Thank