Lately, General Motor has revealed the completed pictures of its all- new Buick Encore. However, there was something missing of the pictures that have been revealed in the Detroit Auto Show yesterday.
The Encore is actually built based on the modification version of the company’s Gamma II platform architecture that underpins the Chevrolet Spark / Sonic and the next Opel Corsa. The vehicle is 4,278 mm in length, 1.774 mm in width and 1.646 mm in height. It is actually almost the same size as the Nissan Juke. The company is prepared this vehicle to not be sold in the US and to face against the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 in the luxurious crossovers range.
The 1.4 liter turbocharged four- cylinder engine empowers the small crossover delivering 148 lb- ft of torque in 1,850 rpm. the unit is mated to either a six- speed automatic transmission or front- or all- wheel drive completed with a McPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension.
The vehicle is available with ten airbags, electronic stability control, voice-activated Bluetooth and USB smartphone connection, a seven-inch LCD display, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers, heated, leather-covered and power front seats and 18-inch alloy wheels, depend on the trim model.
In the first quarter of next year in which Opel will also offer a new model of the Encore dubbed as Mokka, the Buick’s new small crossover is expected to be ready for sales.
The US vice president of Buick Marketing, Tony DiSalle stated that the Buick Encore features a pleasant appearance while offering luxurious crossover equipments and delivering flexibility which is rarely found on other vehicles in the same size.
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