2013 Buick Encore is based on the Upcoming Opel Corsa CUV – teaser image

Buick has just revealed a little bit more of its Encore SUV, a vehicle that will make its world debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month.

Utilizing a version of the platform that underpins the new Holden Barina (Gamma II platform), the Encore will share its crossover architecture with a new compact SUV in Opel’s European line-up.

While technical details remain slim on either model, buyers should expect 1.4-liter and possibly 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline units as well as a choice of turbo diesel engines for the Opel variant in Europe.

We’ll have more details for you from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show starting Jan. 9.


2013 Buick Encore blue-accented projector beam headlamp