The mid-cycle refresh of the 2024 Buick Encore GX will feature a reworked front fascia, select styling changes out back, and a revised interior. For those wondering when the refreshed model will drop, GM Authority has learned that production will begin early next year.
GM Authority sources close to the matter have exclusively told us that the start of regular production (SORP) of the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX is currently scheduled for March 2023.
For those unaware, here’s the gist of the mid-cycle refresh for the Encore GX. The biggest development is the addition of the all-new Avenir trim level. This range-topping variant provides the crossover with several unique exterior accents and interior materials, while chalking it full of technology and active safety features.
Aside from the introduction of a new trim level, the other revisions are comparatively smaller. Up front, the front fascia gets a revision, which involves positioning the slim daytime running lights high in the fascia and projector headlamps lower in the fascia. Additionally, the front grille gets a slight tweak to better compliment the new lighting arrangement.
Along with new wheel designs, the rear end and interior receive slight revisions as well.
The current 2023 Buick Encore GX is available with two engine options, which are expected to soldier on in the 2024 model. These include the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, which develops 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, which produces 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
Under the skin, the 2023 Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Production for the Chinese market takes place at the SAIC-GM Dongyue South plant in China, while North American-market models will continue being built at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.