Buick Encore and Envision Showing Increased Sales

Buick Encore and Envision Showing Increased Sales - Tampa, FL
Buick Encore and Envision Showing Increased Sales – Tampa, FL

As the rest of the automotive market struggles to beat an overall decrease in sales, the Buick Encore and Envision both sold significantly more in the last quarter of 2019 than in the same quarter of 2018. The Enclave was the second-highest seller for the year at 10,143 units.

SUV sales across the industry are way up while sedan sales are down, so it makes sense that the bestsellers in the Buick lineup were SUVs. In fact, 95.8 percent of Buick sales were SUVs. The 22.2 percent gain for the Encore and the 11.2 percent gain for the Envision show a market trend toward small SUVs.

Last year’s sales fall perfectly in line with the decision to discontinue the sedans in the Buick lineup. Since the automaker’s sedans have been routinely outpaced by its SUVs, it’s no surprise that Buick will soon move away from cars like the LaCrosse and Regal in order to give drivers what they want.

Soon Buick will focus entirely on premium crossovers and SUVs like the Encore and Envision, which are loaded with luxury features like Keyless Open and Start, heated front seats, and QuietTuning technologies that make your daily commute easier, whether you’re a parent, single, or in between.

No matter what you’re looking for, Buick’s upcoming all-SUV lineup has something you’ll love. To experience the automaker’s luxurious crossovers—including the best-selling Encore and Envision—for yourself, swing by Rivard Buick GMC for a test drive.

Buick Encore To Revive The GM Three-Cylinder Engine

Buick Encore To Revive The GM Three-Cylinder Engine - Tampa, FL
Buick Encore To Revive The GM Three-Cylinder Engine – Tampa, FL

For the first time in nearly 20 years, General Motors is adding a three-cylinder engine to its American lineup. This new engine will find its home in the all-new 2020 Buick Encore GX and will be available in either 1.2- or 1.3-liter displacements. Both options will be turbocharged.

With their turbochargers, these engines will deliver more than enough power for the Encore GX. Although GM hasn’t officially released output numbers, we can look at other GM three-cylinder engines available globally. In the Korean version of the Malibu, its 1.3-liter three-cylinder engine produces 156 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. If the new engine gets a similar rating, it will be on par with larger, four-cylinder engines.

The last time General Motors offered a three-cylinder engine was for the now-defunct Geo Metro in 2000. That engine only produced 55 horsepower, proving how far GM’s technology and engineering have come in the last two decades.

Along with its new engine, the Buick Encore GX will offer ample interior space, including 25.3 cubic feet of cargo room, making it significantly larger than the standard Encore. The Encore GX will also come standard with a variety of advanced safety features, including automatic emergency braking.

We can’t wait to see you here at Rivard Buick GMC when the new Encore GX finally hits roads in 2020.

Buick Encore Features: What’s New for 2017?

2017 Buick Encore Features
The new 2017 Buick Encore is a new take on a classic SUV design. The Encore is built to be compact yet roomy, sporty and efficient, and truly high-tech. There are some new features for the 2017 model year, offering improved design and performance, among other things. Read on to see new Buick Encore features listed below.

According to Car and Driver, the new Encore comes with up to 26/31 mpg city/highway * and up to 153 horsepower. This allows the new SUV to go from 0 to 60 in just 8.4 seconds, with a top speed over 120 mph. When equipped with all-wheel drive, you can also get improved capabilities on off-road trails and slippery pavement.

“In the burgeoning field of subcompact crossovers, the Buick Encore stands out for a couple of important reasons. For one, compared with its many competitors, it has an upscale aura, particularly inside . . . Two, the Encore coddles occupants with a surprisingly supple ride given its short wheelbase as well as exceptionally low interior noise levels and upscale interior appointments,” reads the review by Car and Driver editors.

What else is new for the 2017 model year? This model has improved quietness thanks to the use of different materials, as well as available leather and a tuned suspension. You get a firm ride that’s also comfortable, ensure control without sacrificing comfort. Other features include an updated Buick IntelliLink system and an auto-stop-start function on the engine to conserve fuel. Stop by Rivard Buick GMC to learn more about the new Buick Encore.

 

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.