China’s 2020 Buick Encore II To Sit Alongside New Chevrolet Tracker

What you’re looking at is the new Buick Encore II and despite what you may be thinking, the vehicle pictured is expected to be quite a bit different from the new Encore bound for the U.S. Why? This Buick Encore is specifically for the Chinese market.

Set to be sold by GM alongside the recently-previewed Chevrolet Tracker, the new Buick Encore is a more up-market version of the latter. Comparing the two cars in the available pictures, we see that while they maintain the same proportions, the Buick gets different sheetmetal.

Buick or Opel inspired fascia?

China’s new Encore adopts a unique front with sleek headlights that seamlessly flow into a chrome element stretching across the front grille, the styling language of which is strongly reminiscent of Opel products.  It also has simpler round arches rather than the squared-off housings of the Tracker. Viewed from the rear, you’ll see smaller taillights and a tailgate similar in shape to the Tracker’s.

The new Buick Encore is a sister model to China’s 2020 Chevrolet Tracker

Chinese customers of the new Encore will reportedly only be offered a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 114 hp and sipping 5.5-liters of fuel per 100 km (42 US mpg).

The small crossover may premiere at next month’s Shanghai Auto Show in China.

What about America’s Encore?

Both the next Chevrolet Trax and the new Buick Encore bound for North America have been spied testing on multiple occasions in recent months and have different, more angular bodies than their Chinese counterparts.

Also Read: 2020 Chevrolet Trax Looks Blazer-esque Even In Full Camouflage

It also appears that the U.S. models may have a slightly shorter wheelbase that forms part of GM’s new VSS-S platform. The two North American market models will continue to be powered by small displacement four-cylinder turbo engines, but we could see GM adding an electrified variant as well.


  • Six_Tymes

    looks pretty good actually

    • Jay

      Agreed, I don’t like this model at all but this update makes it look a lot better.

      • Nordschleife

        I feel the the update made it look better but this looks great. Hopefully they have a version with the painted cladding in an Avenir version.

  • Buick clearly hasn’t abandoned the Opel-inspired styling.

    • J. P.

      It might be their own design language in a few years time. Opel’s new design language looks great as shown by the GTX, I can’t wait for the new Corsa which will premiere the new design language

  • J. P.

    I so want this one

  • Bash

    Do you really guys like this?

  • TheBelltower

    This thing is depressing. There is no hope for Buick.


    Is this an opel mokka x

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants


  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Doesn’t appear to have the stance of todays Encore. Looks underwheeled and rather uninspiring. It will no doubt sell by the boatload in China.

  • Liam Paul

    make the chevy tracker at the Ohio Lordstown plant, sell it here for under 20k have a hit

  • DM

    Looks like a mixture of all 2018-2019 design elements. GM is not even trying anymore. I’d say GMC is their only cool brand.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Looks like junk, just like the current one.

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