There have been rumors about the upcoming 2024 Buick Encore. The problem is: The 2023 model hasn’t been launched until now just yet, so the possibility of the 2024 model is questionable. If you want to know about the possibility of the 2024 model, everything is still predictions and rumors. The company hasn’t said anything about the release or production stage of the Encore 2023, so keep that in mind.
About the Encore in General
Many auto enthusiasts and experts believe that the 2024 Encore may be likely a carryover from the 2023 model. It won’t be different too significantly from the should-be coming-2023 model. It means that the vehicle will retain the sub-compact dimension and size, still maintaining its crossover nature. As a carryover model, don’t expect it to get a lot of improvements on the interior as well as exterior aspects.
In terms of the powertrain, there is a possibility of electrification. After all, it’s what the trend shows lately. However, considering the original price of the sub-compact crossover, it would be difficult to make it pure electric. Instead of going as a complete EV, the crossover may have a hybrid option. But again, Buick hasn’t said anything about it, so we can’t tell for sure.
Powertrain and Performance
Based on the 2023 model, it’s possible that the Encore would be running on an inline-four LE2 turbocharged unit with a 1.4-liter capacity, delivering 155 hp and 177 Nm of torque. It would be paired with a front-wheel driving system as the standard. The company provides optional adjustments because you should be able to change the front-wheel driving system to all-wheel if you don’t mind spending extra.
The car is using CVT for the front-wheel driving system. If you go with an all-wheel driving system, it would be coming with an auto transmission. There is also a possibility of engine adjustment, but this is still an unsure thing. When it comes to mechanical engineering, there won’t be many improvements happening to the powertrain. The possibility of having an EV option would be slim, but everyone is expectant that Buick would at least consider a hybrid option.
2024 Buick Encore GX
There hasn’t been anything official about the 2024 Buick Encore, which means that the information about trim levels is also unclear. But if the 2023 model is the indication of what you can expect from the 2024 model, it means that you have 3 different options Select, Essence, and Preferred. The base trim would be the Preferred while the Essence would be the highest one.
However, some sources say that the Preferred trim level may be changed to GX, which is already happening in the 2023 model. So, if you check the 2023 Encore, you won’t see any Preferred trim, but you will see GX as the base level. Some other Buick lineups have Avenir within their lineup options. It’s unknown whether there would be an Avenir trim level for Encore, but it won’t be a bad idea to add trim level options.
Price and Release Date
Buick Encore is designed as a low-budget car, which means that you shouldn’t expect excessively big touchscreen displays or extravagant high-quality materials for the cabin. The Encore may look stylish and good-looking, but the interior cabin may not be exclusive or luxurious. The vehicle is designed more for functionality instead of the aesthetic aspect.
The information about the exact launch date for the 2023 model remains unknown. There is no information about the price either. We can only expect that Buick would finally reveal more about their upcoming 2024 Buick Encore.