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.