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New 2016 Encore Spy Shots Reveal Buick’s Upcoming Compact SUV

2016 Encore Spy Shots
The Encore Gets an Encore

Looking forward to the 2016 Buick Encore? The upcoming redesigned model looks to be the most powerful and innovative Encore model yet – based on new spy shots of the car that have been snapped while the model underwent testing.

The 2016 Encore spy shots don’t reveal the car in its entirety, since the automaker is still hiding much of the body with a camouflage tarp, but the images still show off quite a bit. For one, it seems as if the 2016 Encore is getting a new grille.

Many are predicting that the new Encore model will be less clunky and boxy, and more sleek and angled. These images seem to fit along with that theory, particularly concerning the front fascia of the model.

What do you think of the spy photos? Check out a gallery here, and let us know what you think about 2016 Buick Encore in the comments.

Buick Encore Production Raised by 50 Percent

 

Buick Encore production
The Buick Encore Takes the Scenic Route

The crossover segment is one of the fastest-rising in the country, and thanks to the Encore, Buick is right at the top of it.

The compact CUV sold 48,992 units in 2014 and that number isn’t showing any signs of going down—rather the opposite. When it came out in 2013, analysts had predicted about 18,500 U.S. sales of the Encore for that year, and 25,000 in 2015.

The Encore exceeded all expectations by a huge margin with just over 31,000 sales in 2013 and nearly 49,000 in 2014, up more than 50 percent. It’s already become our third-best-selling vehicle at Ewing Buick GMC, and could very well reach the top of the selling charts this year at the rate it’s going.

In fact, Buick Encore production will be upped by an additional 50 percent for the U.S. market, so it seems we’re not the only ones anticipating an encore of last year’s explosive performance!

Buick’s New Small SUV Headed to America in 2015

Buick's New Small SUV
The Envision will be smaller than the Enclave pictured above!

We’ve been hearing about Buick’s new small SUV, the Envision, for quite a while now. Now that it has had its big debut over in China, we’ve finally gotten a good look at it as well—and we definitely weren’t disappointed. We’re already anxious to get it over from the Chinese market to ours. The good news? Buick seems to be cooperating, as sources told Autoblog Buick dealers can expect the new Buick SUV sometime during the fall of 2015.

“We can’t confirm anything, but clearly it is a very nicely designed and executed product that is very much a Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, Buick sales chief in America said. That sounds like a winking “yes” if we’ve ever heard one.

The Envision will bolster an already-strong Buick SUV lineup that currently includes the Encore and Enclave. The Envision will be slotted right between those vehicles. Come in to Ewing Buick GMC to check them out today and decide which Buick SUV is right for you!

New Buick Envision Joining Crossover Lineup

new Buick Envision
2014 Buick Encore

Following the recent success of the Encore and Enclave, Buick plans to expand its reach into the crossover SUV market with the new Buick Envision.

Just this week, Buick unveiled new photos detailing the luxurious look and feel of the new Envision, and we here at Ewing Buick GMC can’t wait to see it hit our showroom floor.

But just when will that be? It looks like the 2016 model will be the first Envision to come to America. Buick has already successfully launched the Envision on the Chinese auto market.

As far as size, the Envision falls somewhere between the Encore and Enclave. However, the Envision distinguishes itself from those two SUVs and all other Buick vehicles with its capabilities. The Envision is the first ever Buick to sport an Off-Road driving mode. The Envision is able to do this with the four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

With all of this, the Envision also promises class-leading fuel economy at 27 mpg. Check out the Envision when it arrives at Ewing Buick GMC.

Buick Experienced a Strong Sales Month!

April was a great month for the Buick brand and Ewing Buick GMC was proud to contribute. The brand as a whole had an 8% increase in retail sales year over year and a 12% increase in total sales through the month. This was the best April experienced by the brand since 2005 and the best overall month since 2006.

Buick Experienced a Strong Sales Month!
2014 Buick Encore

The 2014 Buick Encore, Buicks compact SUV, lead the way for the brand as it posted a 33% increase in retail sales and 48% year over year growth. The Regal had its seventh consecutive month of growth with and 11% increase. The LaCrosse also had a very strong month by increasing retail sales by 12%.

Buick recently won an award at the Automotive Advertising Awards for the commercial “Landing” and was also awarded the highest-ranking mass-market brand for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power in their U.S. Customer Service Index Study™ (CSI).

With a strong lineup and recent awards, we aren’t surprised that Buick experienced a strong sales month! If you would like to see Buick’s leaders the Encore, Regal, or LaCrosse in-person, stop by our dealership located near McKinney, Texas!

Buick’s February Sales

Buick experienced the best February since 2006 as it experienced a 19% year-over-year increase in sales. Buick’s February sales are one for the record books as the Regal experienced an increase of 49% in year-over-year sales due to its redesign and added features. For the 2014 model year, the Regal added an all-wheel drive option, Intellilink infotainment, and advanced safety technology. Buick believes that these updates really put the Regal back on top!

Buick's February Sales
2014 Buick Encore

Along with the Regal redesign, General Motors is proud of the big increases it saw last month thanks in part the introduction of the Encore. February marks one full year of Encore sales and the model’s sales were up an astounding 89% year-over-year! Over 31,000 Encores were sold throughout the month and the model was recognized by Kelley Blue Book in their 5-Year Cost to Own Awards in the Luxury SUV/Crossover category.

At Ewing Buick GMC, we are proud to be a part of a brand that is excelling into the future. To check out the Regal, Encore, or any other Buick model be sure to stop by our dealership in Plano, Texas. Give us a call at (972) 665-3131 to schedule a test drive today!