GM pulled the sheets on the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX in February, unveiling a wealth of updates and changes, including a new cabin space, a new Avenir trim level, and the Buick Virtual Cockpit system. The model refresh also includes updated exterior styling, and now, GM Design is showing off this attractive Buick Encore GX exterior design sketch.
Created by GM Exterior Designer Hun-gil Lee, this Buick Encore GX exterior design sketch looks good, with a variety of standout bits and pieces that seem to have provided inspiration for the refreshed 2024 model year.
Let’s start in front with those checkmark-shaped upper lighting elements. Like the production vehicle, these lighting elements seem to follow the hoodline and emphasize the vehicle’s visual width, drawing the eye to the center of the vehicle and towards the new Tri-Shield Buick logo. The corners of the bumper are occupied by additional forward-facing lighting elements, this time arranged in a vertical layout, which bookend the horizontal air intake.
The grille section of the Buick Encore GX design sketch seems to be a little slimmer than that of the production vehicle, but the overall shape (as well as the polished chrome surround trim) is definitely familiar. Both the design sketch and the production vehicle are equipped with a smaller lower intake element as well.
Moving over to the profile view, we see the Buick Encore GX design sketch start to differ more heavily from the production vehicle. The wheels are probably the most obvious point of departure, with massive rollers used in the sketch, and more production-friendly rollers for the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX. The concept sketch also does not appear to include rear doors.
That said, there are still several similarities in the profile worth pointing out, including the sculpted styling lines running along the lower half of the vehicle, as well as the slope of the roofline and the shape of the window line.
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