2017 Buick Encore Facelift Leaked In China, Debuts In New York

China is giving us an early look at the new face of Buick’s 2017 Encore subcompact SUV, less than two weeks prior to its world premiere at the New York Auto Show.

If you’ve been following the news from last week’s Geneva Motor Show, then the changes won’t come as much of a surprise, since the Buick Encore is the North American twin of the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka X, with the only thing differentiating the two being the badges and the front grille.

While the car you’re looking at is the China-specification 2017 Encore, with the possible exception of some miniscule details like the orange turning signals, the North American model will look the same.

On the outside, it gains a more chiseled and less bulbous front end featuring different headlamps with available LED tech and Buick’s new and more modern corporate winged-grille instead of the dated waterfall unit, and a tidier rear bumper.

There are no pictures of the interior, but expect to see the redesigned dashboard of the Mokka X on the 2017 Encore, which should also maintain its current 1.4-liter turbo’d four-cylinder engine that’s available in standard guise with 138 hp (140PS) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm), and in Sport Touring form with 153hp and 177 lb-ft of torque (240 Nm).

H/T to Indianautosblog!

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