Our spy photographers caught North America’s 2024 Buick Encore GX without any sign of camouflage, revealing the entirety of its updated exterior. The facelifted SUV is expected to debut sometime in 2023 featuring Buick’s new logo and incorporating the brand’s latest design language that was introduced in the Wildcat EV concept.
Visual changes are focused on the front end which looks significantly more modern compared to the current Buick Encore GX. The subcompact model debuted back in 2019 which makes 2023 the perfect time for a mid-lifecycle update.
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As revealed from leaked photos of the long-wheelbase Encore GX in China recently, the facelifted crossover adopts slimmer LED headlights with additional lighting units mounted on the bumper intakes. The sharp nose has a grille-less look, proudly exhibiting Buick’s new three-shield logo. In fact, the grille has been replaced by a large chrome-finished cooling intake mounted lower in the front bumper.
The profile remains unchanged, besides new options for wheel designs and exterior colors. Changes at the back are limited to the new emblem and the Buick lettering spread on the tailgate. We don’t have photos of the interior but chances are that it will gain an updated digital cockpit with a larger infotainment touchscreen and new software, alongside fresh options for the trim.
The 2024 Buick Encore GX is expected to carry over the current model’s powertrain lineup comprising turbocharged 1.2-liter and 1.3-liter three-cylinder engines producing 137 hp (139 PS) and 155 hp (157 PS) respectively. Both are mated to a CVT gearbox sending power to the front axle, while there is an AWD option with a nine-speed automatic for the more powerful 1.3-liter unit.
The facelifted Buick Encore GX will likely be the first production model in the US market to bear Buick’s new logo before it gradually finds its way to the entire model range.
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