It’s an Encore, except it’s also not.
The crossover lineup gets one larger, and perhaps one more confusing, with the 2020 Buick Encore GX. Buick is adding another model to their lineup, yet this is ostensibly a different model to the entry-level Encore. Despite its name, this Encore GX does not share its platform with the current Encore. GM revealed the car in China earlier this year, but this confirms the car for a U.S. launch.
While the 2020 Buick Encore GX is larger than the baby Encore, it is smaller than the Envision. This ‘tweener is meant to split the difference between the two in Buick’s lineup. To that end, it does have 5 cubic feet more cargo space than the Encore. However, it’s smaller than the Envision by 3 cubic feet.
At the moment, that is most of what Buick is willing to share on this all-new model. It will have a standard safety suite including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and the Enclave’s rear camera mirror, as well as a 360-degree camera system.
Buick did not announce pricing yet, but that will come closer to its early 2020 launch. The current Encore starts at $24,195, while the larger Envision starts at $32,990. As with its size, we expect the 2020 Buick Encore GX to split the difference on price as well.
Speaking of the Encore, Buick will continue to sell the current model until its replacement comes along. The Encore GX will be sold alongside its little brother, and Buick said it will not replace our Encore with the version it showed in China at the Shanghai Auto Show.