Buick Encore’s reputation as one of America’s most popular small SUVs is expected to get a boost with the arrival of the latest model at the 2016 New York Auto Show. According to Buick’s vice president for Sales, Service and Marketing, Duncan Aldred, the Buick Encore “created” the premium small SUV segment and continues to be the number one choice for those who want superior features and dependability combined with a “timeless design.”
The Encore made a name for itself after it was introduced to the public in 2013 and has quickly topped the small SUV market in 2014 and 2015. This small SUV offers the same premium features typically found in larger luxury SUVs but it comes with greater maneuverability. About 60% of Buick sales are of its SUVs.
Before the Enclave arrived in 2007, the SUV share of sales was at 34%. The Buick Encore, being the best-selling vehicle in North America last year, accounted for almost one third of overall sales. For the first two months of 2016, the Encore has increased sales by 34 percent and has extended a year-over-year streak in sales to 26 months.
QuietTuning, which is a standard on all models, is also featured in the 2017 Encore. It also includes the Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology. Additional active safety features are also included such as the Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
That’s a lot of features for a small SUV, isn’t it? But Buick always gets its way of giving the best of the best to its consumers. The new 2017 Buick Encore is set to be on sale this fall and is offered in five trim levels: Encore (1SB), the Encore Sport Touring (1SH), Encore Convenience (1SD), Encore Leather (1SL) and the Encore Premium (1SN).