Following Detroit’s show in January and the February event in Geneva, March brings with it yet another auto show — the New York Auto Show. General Motors has recently confirmed that Buick will be bringing their new Encore crossover to the event, showing off the restyled compact vehicle’s upcoming 2017 model year.
Sources claim that the new Encore will closely resemble its European cousin, the Opel Mokka, which debuts in Geneva this month. The 2017 Encore is expected to pick up some styling cues from the Mokka, such as refreshed front and rear grilles, a redesigned infotainment system that flows more cohesively with the design of the dashboard and center console, and new LED headlights. However, the interior of the Buick is most likely going to take some luxuries from the new LaCrosse, giving it a more sophisticated look and feel.
The new Encore crossover will arrive in showrooms sometime later this year, joining other new additions to the 2016 and 2017 lineup, such as the Cascada, Envision, and LaCrosse. The crossover fits neatly into Buick’s plans to appeal to a new, younger demographic without any preconceived notions about the brand.