The refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX got it big reveal last February, with GM pulling the wrapper off the crossover’s new exterior design, an overhauled cabin, the new Avenir trim level, and new tech features. Interestingly, GM Authority has learned that dealers can use the port consensus model when it comes to replenishing inventory of the 2024 Buick Encore GX, or simply order the vehicle using the regular procedure. This is similar to the 2024 Chevy Trax, as GM Authority covered previously.
For those readers out there who may not know, the port consensus model differs from the regular consensus model with regard to replenishing dealer vehicle inventory. In the regular consensus model, dealers make a request for the vehicle desired with specifics made on trim levels and configurations. The requests are made at regular intervals known as DOSP, and also include recommendations from General Motors that are based on the current market conditions. In a regular consensus model, dealers have additional say in the trim levels and configurations of the vehicles that are produced, which GM can either fulfill or modify as needed. Once a consensus is reached, the requested vehicles are produced and delivered.
The regular consensus model stands in contrast to the port consensus model, the latter of which will be in place for the 2024 Buick Encore GX. In the port consensus model, GM dictates which vehicles are produced within the current production constraints, including specific trim levels in configurations. Once these vehicles are produced and arrive at port, dealers can then select from what’s available to replenish their respective dealer inventory.
As a reminder, the 2024 Buick Encore GX offers two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, as well as turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine. Under the skin, the Buick Encore GX rides on the GM VSS-F platform. Production takes place at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.