2020 Buick Encore GX
The 2020 Buick Encore GX represents the first model year of the all-new small crossover model for select markets, as the model is completely different mechanically from the smaller Buick Encore. The Tri-Shield brand hopes that the new Encore GX will strengthen Buick’s position in the most popular vehicle segments, including the fast-growing small SUV segment.
|Assembly locations||Bupyeong, South Korea and Dongyue South, China|
|Engine||1.2L I-3 LIH, 1.3L I-3 L3T|
|Max Horsepower||155 (L3T)|
|Max Torque||174 (L3T)|
|Transmission||9-Speed Auto, CVT|
|Drive wheels||Front-Wheel-Drive, All-Wheel-Drive|
|Successor||2021 Buick Encore GX|
“Premium SUV buyers are looking for features that fit their lifestyle priorities, and Buick is giving customers more segment choices with our new Encore GX,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. “As we look to the future of Buick, and customer demand trends, our four-SUV portfolio puts us in a strong competitive position across the most popular SUV segments.”
The Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave models. According to the automaker, it will offer new standard safety technologies, and its style and functionality will be just right for many of today’s buyers.
The all-new 2020 Buick Encore GX will be offered as a compact five-door SUV. As mentioned, it slots between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave.
Models & Trims
The 2020 Buick Encore GX is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the L being the base model.
2020 Encore GX Retail & Fleet Models:
- FWD Preferred 1SB (4TR06)
- AWD Preferred 1SB (4TV06)
- FWD Select 1SD (4TS06)
- AWD Select 1SD (4TY06)
- FWD Essence 1SL (4TT06)
- AWD Essence 1SL (4TZ06)
2020 Encore GX Retail & Fleet Trims:
- Preferred (1SB)
- Select (1SD)
- Essence (1SL)
The all-new 2020 Buick Encore GX offers a total of nine exterior colors. The Encore GX also offers three interior color options and two different seat trims.
The 2020 Encore GX color options include:
- 9 Exterior Colors:
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic
- Black Currant Metallic
- Burnished Bronze Metallic
- Summit White
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Chili Red Metallic
- White Frost Tricoat
- Deep Azure Metallic
- Satin Steel Gray Metallic
- Interior Colors:
- Whisper Beige with Ebony
- Signet with Ebony
Exterior Design Highlights
The Encore GX has a confident stance with a wide, modern grille and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Buyers can also enhance the look with the optional Sport Touring package. The Encore GX ST will have exclusive wheels, body-color surrounds and a distinctive black mesh grille with red accents connected through both the front and rear bumpers.
Notably, the Encore GX’s sculpted exterior features subtle, yet thoughtful details, including the the boomerang-shaped daytime running lights that double as a signature accent for the vehicle. Inside the headlamp cluster is a set of LED lights with a primary forward lighting element on the outside, and a double-stacked element inside.
Interior Design Highlights
Inside, the Encore GX embodies the quality cabin experience that Buick customers expect, including the brand’s signature QuietTuning, which helps to minimize road noise inside the vehicle, as well as premium materials and available features, like leather-appointed seats, a heated steering wheel and an ionizing air filter.
The functional interior is designed to help you easily carry both passengers and cargo, with 94.3 cubic feet for passengers and 25.3 cubic feet for cargo6 behind the second row. The Encore GX will have a standard, adjustable two-stage load floor, giving owners the flexibility for either more under-floor storage or a cargo floor that is level with the folded seats, depending on their specific needs.
For even more flexibility, the Encore GX’s front passenger seat folds flat and the 40/60 folding second row is optimized with the narrower section behind the driver’s seat to better accommodate an 8-foot long object diagonally from the passenger seat to the rear driver’s side.
The all-new 2020 Encore GX trims come with a comprehensive list of standard active safety and driver assistance features, including:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Forward Collision Alert
- Following Distance Indicator
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Automatic Braking
- IntelliBeam headlamps
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Rear Vision Camera
- Teen Driver
- Rear Seat Reminder
Additional optional active safety and driver assistance features include:
- Camera-based Adaptive Cruise Control
- Rear Park Assist
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- HD Rear Vision Camera
The 2020 Buick Encore GX is offered with the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Axle|
|1.2L I-3 LIH||Gasoline||Turbocharged||CVT||137 @ 5000||162 @ 2500||5.45|
|1.3L I-3 L3T||Gasoline||Turbocharged||9-speed automatic||155 @ 5600||174 @ 1500||3.17|
The 2020 Encore GX will be assembled by:
- GM China (SAIC) at the Dong Yue plant in Yantai, Shandong, China.
- GM Korea at the GM Bupyeong plant in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
The 2020 Buick Encore GX will start at $25,095 when it goes on sale in the United States.
- Preferred – $25,095
- Select – $26,695
- Essence – $29,495
Preferred trim, with the middle ground Select trim raising the price to $26,695 and the range-topping Essence starting at $29,495.
The 2020 Encore GX went on sale in early in the 2020 calendar year.
We expect the all-new first-generation Buick Encore GX to remain in production through at least the 2025 model year. The vehicle will likely undergo a refresh for the 2023 model year.
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