Buick is hard at work readying the Encore for its debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week, or at least that’s what its Facebook says: the carmaker released a new piece of a full photo of the upcoming car on its social network page.
What can we see now as opposed to the last two times Buick released teasers? For starters, we can now see the entire front clip, which takes its waterfall grille and projector headlight visual cues from other Buick models like the Verano. If you squint at it for a while, you might see a bit of Saturn Vue visual DNA in the front bumper, too, although the Vue is dead and its surviving Captiva sibling is built atop a larger platform.
What else do we know? Very little--we know it will be smaller and less expensive than the Enclave crossover, and will offer four-cylinder powerplants. We also hear that it will be very quiet--like the Verano the Encore will feature Buick’s QuietTuning technology, which promises to keep road noise at bay.
We’ll hopefully see the final quadrant of the photo--along with the actual car--over the course of the next week.