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More Information: 2020 Buick Encore GX

From: https://media.buick.com/media/us/en/buick/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2019/may/0529-encore.html

When the Encore GX arrives in early 2020, Buick will offer four premium SUVs across the three segments customers are shopping in most: small, compact and midsize. The Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision and Enclave models. It will offer new standard safety technologies* and its style and functionality will be just right for many of today’s buyers.

“As we look to the future of Buick, the Encore GX positions us strongly as a consideration for those who want to purchase small or compact SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC.

Today, almost 90 percent of U.S. Buick sales come from SUVs.

The Encore GX’s new standard safety and driver assistance features will include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It will also offer the Enclave’s innovative Rear Camera Mirror, which provides a wide, less obstructed rear view while parking and driving, and High Definition Surround Vision camera system.

Its spirited and efficient performance will be paired with a purposefully designed cargo space that’s almost 5 cubic feet larger than the Encore and about 3 cubic feet smaller than the Envision.

Product specifications and pricing will be announced when the Encore GX begins arriving at U.S. dealers.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.  Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

Buick vehicles offer sculptural designs, refined performance, modern interiors and thoughtful personal technologies. Buick’s award-winning customer service and sales experience, along with the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick luxury, are attracting new buyers to experience Buick’s unique approach to attainable luxury. More information about Buick vehicles is available at buick.com.

Employee Spotlight: Bill Smith – Buick Service

This employee spotlight is a big one! We are here to honor, congratulate and thank VanDevere Buick service technician, Bill Smith! We are sure you are wondering why this spotlight is so big. Well, we are glad you asked! We are celebrating 40 years of Bill working for VanDevere! Yes, we said 40 years! In celebration of his time here, we sat down and grilled, er, chatted with Bill!

VDV: Hi Bill, congrats on the 40 years. Thanks for taking some time to chat with us today. 40 years is a long time. In honor of this milestone, we have some questions but don’t worry they aren’t too painful! What is the best thing about your job?

Bill: I’m living the dream!

VDV: You must be if you have been here for 40 years! What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Bill: The Fairness, honesty and trust.

VDV: We are sure those 3 things have helped keep you around this long! So enough about
work! What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Bill: I like to go camping and spend time with my family.

VDV: Awesome! Where do you like to go camping?

Bill: Our favorite place is Pike’s Peak.

VDV: Nice, we have heard good things about that place. What inspires you?

Bill: God and my family!

VDV: Fill in the blank, I once met ________!

Bill: Mike VanDevere, back in grade school. I have known him and his family for a very long

VDV: Guess we know how you got your foot in the door here! If you could pick one
superpower, what would it be!

Bill: Family!

VDV: Family? Well that is a new one.

Bill: I grew up with a huge family, 10 brothers and sisters. It was a great force to have on my

VDV: We love it! We can imagine it is a wonderful thing to have. What is your favorite travel

Bill: We love to go anywhere that has a beach!

VDV: Same! What is your favorite place to eat in the area?

Bill: Texas Roadhouse or Friday. Friday’s sundae brownie is my favorite!

VDV: Yummy! Ok last question, what is your dream vehicle?

Bill: Harley!

VDV: Awesome! Thank you for chatting with us and congrats and thank you for 40 years!

2020 Buick Encore Spy Shots

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1120716_2020-buick-encore-spy-shots

By: Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Buick’s pint-sized crossover, the Encore, is about to get a redesign and we’ve just spotted a prototype.

The prototype reveals that the redesigned Encore, just like the current generation, will be twinned with an Opel Mokka X to be sold overseas.

Opel’s redesigned Mokka X has already been spotted and is confirmed to go on sale in markets where the German brand operates in 2020. The redesigned Encore is expected in Buick showrooms late this year as a 2020 model.

With the popularity of the current Encore, which racked up 88,000 sales in the United States in 2017 and expected to have sold even better last year, Buick’s design team was always going to go with an evolutionary look for the new model, and that’s just what our spy shots suggest.

What isn’t so clear is what platform resides underneath. Opel is thought to be using the CMP small car platform of parent company PSA Group for the new Mokka X. It’s possible Buick will also use this platform under license or stick with a platform from the General Motors portfolio. A redesigned Chevrolet Trax related to the new Encore is also due for 2020.

The current Encore’s 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 is likely to carry over, and buyers should once again be able to choose between front- and all-wheel drive. We could see the current model’s 6-speed auto swapped out for a 9-speed unit in the new model, though.

Also look for the new Encore to build on the current model’s abilities with new connectivity options and electronic driver aids. We’ll also likely see Buick launch an upmarket Avenir version this time around. Like Buick’s other Avenir models, the Encore Avenir should boast extra chrome detailing on the outside and better materials and seats inside.

Rival subcompact crossovers include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Toyota C-HR, and the aforementioned Chevy Trax.