Detroit, Michigan – At the Detroit auto show today, Buick introduced the all-new 2013 Encore – a luxury small crossover that will go on sale in early 2013.

“Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more manoeuvrable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not typically found in vehicles of its size today.”

With room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (1,372 litres) of storage space with the rear seat folded, the Encore offers substantial cargo capacity along with the confident, higher driving position, all-wheel-drive capability and contemporary styling of a crossover. Its cargo space compares favourably against similar-sized international competitors.

Powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission, the Encore will be offered with voice-activated IntelliLink which uses Bluetooth or a USB to connect the driver’s smartphone to a high-resolution, full-colour seven-inch LCD display radio.  The Encore also features Buick’s first use of active noise cancellation technology.




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