Like most mid-cycle refreshes, the 2024 Buick Encore GX is set to introduce a suite of updates to the exterior styling, technology features, and trim lineup. However, the premium crossover is actually losing a notable option for the refresh, the head-up display feature.
GM Authority has learned that the 2024 Encore GX will no longer be available with the head-up display feature (RPO code UV7). This is because the Tri-Shield crossover gains what Buick calls its Virtual Cockpit System – which features an eight-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11-inch infotainment system touchscreen – as standard fare on all trim levels.
Previously, the head-up display feature was only available for the 2023 Encore GX, and was included in the Advanced Technology Package (RPO code WPA) on Select and Essence trim levels for an extra $1,935. Notably, the WPA package required choosing the $595 hands-free power liftgate (RPO code Y6L) option as well.
In case you missed it, General Motors officially revealed the revised 2024 Buick Encore GX in February 2023 after months of leaked photos from China. On the exterior, the styling has been revised and draws inspiration from the Buick Wildcat EV concept vehicle and the upcoming fully electric Buick Electra E5 crossover. It’s worth noting that the 2024 Encore GX will be Buick’s first North American vehicle that features the new Tri-Shield logo design.
Highlighting the 2024 Encore GX is the introduction of the range-topping Avenir trim level. This new-for-Encore GX trim features several unique exterior accents and interior materials, and is chalked full of technology and active safety features.
In regard to tech, the refreshed Encore GX receives a suite of new safety features, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam auto high beams, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Additionally, the Virtual Cockpit System will be equipped as standard.
As for powertrain options, specifications largely carry over from the 2023 model. This includes the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the available turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.
A front-wheel drivetrain is standard and pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission, while AWD is optional and pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic.