America’s 2020 Buick Encore GX Compact SUV Revealed, Arrives Early Next Year

Buick unveiled not one but two all-new Encore SUVs at the Shanghai Auto Show last month but only one of them is coming Stateside.

The GM brand has announced that the Encore GX compact crossover is coming to the U.S. in early 2020, expanding its SUV family to four models across the most popular segments: small, compact, and midsize. This confirms a report from a month ago.

Buick says the Encore GX will be positioned between the smaller Encore (the existing model, not the new one unveiled in China) and the larger Envision and Enclave models.

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“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. It’s worth noting that almost 90 percent of Buick’s U.S. sales come from SUVs.

Styling-wise, the US-spec Encore GX pretty much looks like the Chinese version except for the sportier bumpers, body-colored plastic cladding, and red accents on the grille and fascias — although these could be trim level-specific features. Inside, the compact SUV looks contemporary and upscale thanks to the two-tone treatment, big center touchscreen neatly integrated into the dash, and the sporty multifunction steering wheel.

The automaker didn’t reveal details about powertrains but said the Encore GX will offer “spirited and efficient performance.” Buick did say that the Encore GX has a cargo space that’s almost 5 cubic feet (141.5 liters) larger than the Encore and about 3 cubic feet (84.9 liters) smaller than the Envision.

The compact SUV also comes with new standard safety and driver assistance features including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. The 2020 Encore GX will also offer the Enclave’s Rear Camera Mirror system and High Definition Surround Vision camera system.

Buick said it will reveal product specifications and pricing when the Encore GX begins arriving at U.S. dealers.

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  • performante

    Actually, quite a handsome CUV.

  • JRP

    “GX” ruins the naming scheme. How about Enspire?

  • WalthamDan

    That’s a great looking design. That should do well for Buick.

  • Christian
  • Christian

    oHH, THAT’S WAHAT thE neW oPEL mOKAA GONNA look like..

    • uS’gedlemba

      Very far, Opel Mokka will be the first model to depart from the current Opel/Buick design language, will be riding on PSA platform. This is probably what the Mokka was going to look like.

      • Christian

        Are you saying i’m wrong, sir or mam?

        • uS’gedlemba

          Affirmative, sir or mam!

          • Christian

            Im not a man nor lady… Please, I don’t wanna deal with the gender thing now..

          • JRP

            Yes sir

        • Gustavo Pereira

          You’re wrong. Opel no longer belongs to GM. It was bought by the PSA Group in 2017.

          • Christian

            Leave me alone, fac ist…

  • Stephen G

    Good looker for sure. The name Encore GX however gives me the impression it’s just a longer wheelbase version of the Encore. Also. it’s a Buick, shouldn’t the grill have a chrome surround.

  • Bruce K

    Looks really good, & I think it’s the right size. The article doesn’t state where it’s going to be assembled — in South Korea like the Encore or in China like the Envision? I vote for assembling it here in the USA — take some of the line capacity formerly used by the LaCrosse, Volt, etc.

  • This looks similar but quite different than the Encores introduced in China recently.

  • Paul

    I really like the looks of this, it’s quite upscale in comparison to its sibling that new Trailblazer.

  • Vinícius Sza

    Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are icluded in this ?

  • Dennis Scipio

    It looks vanilla but very nice.

  • SteersUright

    Interior looks outdated, especially the gauges.

    • ME

      write to GM

  • Six_Tymes

    not bad at all. i’m actually presently surprised. the problem will be price, no doubt it will be over priced. but it is very stylish in and out, without being too much. so yeah, great job on the design. Buick just needs to figure a way to keep prices lower when loaded with options, Buick cant seem to get that point.

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