At the Shanghai auto present final week, Buick revealed a redesigned version of the Encore, in addition to a barely more extended model known as the Encore GX. Since Buick already sells the Encore right here within the U.S., it was secure to imagine the redesigned standard model could be offered in our market; however, the risk remained that the longer GX was cooked up entirely for the Chinese market. Now, it sounds prefer it’s most likely the opposite means round.
Automotive News stories that following unnamed sources aware of GM’s plans, Buick will deliver the Encore GX to the U.S. The same sources additionally say the Encore GX may go on sale by the tip of the year. And with the Cascada and LaCrosse now canceled, Buick sellers within the U.S. will respect having contemporary automobiles to promote. Thus far this year, Buick sales are down nearly 9 percent.
“The Encore is in that smaller B section. Giving it a bit of bit extra space [inside] will most likely open up some new gross sales,” Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at IHS Markit, instructed Automotive News. She was additionally known as the area between the Encore and the bigger Envision a “logical hole to fill” and stated she expects the GX to assist Buick to retain clients whereas growing conquest gross sales.
However whereas the Encore GX will doubtless be bought right here, AN‘s sources say the shorter Encore is at present solely deliberate for China. We’d count on the previous to drop the GX portion of its identify if that bears out.