2024 Buick Encore GX Units Heading To The United States10
Production of the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX kicked off just last month. Since then, and as of the beginning of April 2023, 2,400 units of the Tri-Shield brand’s revised compact crossover have been produced at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea. Now, the first shipments of the 2024 Encore GX are finally headed to American shores.
GM Authority has learned that of the 2,400 units already built, 1,300 units of the 2024 Encore GX are headed to the U.S. Eventually, they will begin to arrive on dealership lots sometime in the first half of May 2023, while the online configurator is currently scheduled to go live on May 11th, 2023.
It’s worth noting that there is still a surplus of 2023 Encore GX units still available for purchase across the U.S. As of the beginning of April 2023, there were 16,000 units of the pre-refreshed model in transit to dealers for buyers who may be so inclined.
As a reminder, the mid-cycle refresh of the 2024 Buick Encore GX brings about the introduction of new styling features, the range-topping Avenir trim level, and a suite of new safety features.
In regard to powertrain specifications, revisions are limited to select new hardware, which includes a new turbocharger and engine mounts. Besides that, 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 the GM continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while AWD is optional and pairs with the GM nine-speed automatic.
Under the body panels, the Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Pricing of a base 2024 Encore GX outfitted in the Preferred trim levels with FWD starts at $26,895 before options.
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I had the 2020 encore GX top-of-the-line version and it was a spunky little car. I really enjoyed it. I will be eyeing the 2024 model when it comes out next month. Even with the 1.3 L turbo I was very happy with the pick up. I will now look at the all-wheel-drive version with a nine speed automatic instead of the CVT version. Like the looks of the new one.
Looks like GM over produced the 2023 Encore GX and underproduced the 2023 Trailblazer. The 2023 Trailblazer has been in very short supply the entire model year. Hopefully they get the mix better out of Korea for the 2024 models.
More GM imports.
I remember working for GM in the late 70’s, there were NO imports allowed in the employee parking lots..
well that’s why US cars became poor! Zero competition. Land yachts then!
Dave I would like to know why you can’t order one from dealer in the model and options you want instead of half to choose what dealers get in.looked all year to find one equipped like my 2021 with no avail. Would think you should be able to order one the way you want rather than choose what dealer happens to get in. Makes me very unhappy about Buicks , I would think a car company would want their customers to get what they want not what they think they should get.
G.M doesnt care about america, they only care about china where they sell twice as many cars as here. they dont offer the same 1.5 liter engine inthe 2024 envista in the usa but they do in china.
Bruce L, probably because CHINA owns GM!!!
Start making cars 100 percent in the usa andxi might get onex
all cars are made all over the world now, Japanese cars built in USA etc., who cares.
The US foreign policies of the 1970’s with China were the beginning of the end of North America’s dominance in auto manufacturing. Sadly, IMO. There were some good reasons for improved relations with China at the time, good for $$$ some American’s, but as time would tell it’s effect on manufacturing across all aspects of American life didn’t service blue collar America well. Inflation in the late ‘70’s was getting crazy ! and Nixon et al thought working with China might help stem that and also make China an ally vs the USSR. So much for that. And Japan was just picking up steam. I’ve owned about 35 cars/trucks since ‘73. 3 Japanese, 8 Fords and the rest GM (no Buicks) . Liked them all.