First hitting the scene for the 2020 model year, the Buick Encore GX crossover is set to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the upcoming 2024 model year. Critically, GM Authority has exclusively learned that the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX will introduce a new range-topping trim level, specifically a new Encore GX Avenir variant.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the new 2024 Buick Encore GX Avenir will incorporate a number of unique exterior styling features to help it stand apart from the rest of the trim level lineup, including a new premium grille treatment, as well as a set of 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. Additionally, the cabin space will justify the model’s range-topping positioning with upgraded leather seating, as well as the inclusion of some of the optional equipment offered with the current range-topping Buick Encore GX Essence trim level, such as (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Automatic Parking Assist with braking (UKG)
- Rear Camera Mirror (DRZ)
- Rear Camera Mirror Washer (CWA)
- Wireless Charging (K4C)
- Rainsense wipers (CE1)
- 8-inch diagonal Buick Infotainment System with Navigation (IOU)
- Bose premium 7-speaker system with amplifier and HD Radio (UQA)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (KSG)
- Hands-free Power Liftgate (TC2)
GM Authority reached out to General Motors for confirmation of the upcoming Buick Encore GX Avenir trim level. In response, a Buick spokesperson provided the following statement:
“Avenir represents the highest expression of Buick luxury. Since the introduction of the Avenir sub-brand, more Buick customers have opted for our higher end trims than ever before. We are continually listening to customer feedback and looking at opportunities to expand the Avenir sub-brand, but we have no specific announcements to make at this time.”
As a reminder, the current Buick Encore GX offers two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the Buick Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set, while production for the North American market takes place at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.