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    Teased again: Buick's upcoming Encore


    December 21, 2011

    black-knight

    CheersandGears.com

    It was only last week that Buick offered us the first glimpse of their upcoming small crossover, the Encore, that's set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show this January. But apparently that one image wasn't enough of the Encore for Buick to reveal to world.

    So how did Buick decide to follow up the Encore's first act? By taking the show over to Facebook where, section by section, a full image of the new CUV would be totally revealed by January 10th.

    It still doesn't show much right now, but it's barely enough to sort of see that it won't be in anyway related to the Chevrolet Equinox or the old Saturn Vue.

    Update: Another block dropped today.

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    This latest teaser confirms it for me, with that little vent glass out front. So it's a Corsa-based tall hatch. This little thing might be sweet after all.

    I love it when I'm wrong, and I am not afraid to admit it.

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    Since my new job now blocks facebook which I never used anyway. Is there any more of the image that can be posted here to be seen? If not then a new block will be shown next week, then the 3rd the week after with the final block shown on the 4th week?

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    Since my new job now blocks facebook which I never used anyway. Is there any more of the image that can be posted here to be seen? If not then a new block will be shown next week, then the 3rd the week after with the final block shown on the 4th week?

    That's all there is for now.

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    I think he meant in looks this isn't turning into a Vueick

    Well... In a way it will, because unless things changed a lot over the last 3 months or so, Opel is getting a Gamma-based CUV. I'd expect differences between the two to be like the front end of the Verano versus the front end of the Astra transformation, but that's about it.

    Fortunately this time around they won't slap a Buick badge on a dead brand car...

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    I hate this car and the interior suck. Now where can I find a picture of it? At times I just love the thinking of some here.

    If I recall the Gamma is what the new Granite is riding on too. This one could prove to be a little interesting, while not as big as a Nox but larger than a Sonic. The Gamma can be flexible and we have yet to really see what all can be done with it.

    I will be watching to see what they have done here as it sounds like it could be a very small sporting CUV. I will wait to praise or condem till after I see more than a headlight.

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    Well shoot if I'd seen the vinyl-clad spy shots taken by Mr. Doane's old boss' company before Buick's first teaser, I wouldn't have gone all "chicken little" up in here.

    We've been disappointed before when reality bites. This time reality bit me in the butt because I was holding up past history as law.

    1.4t and 2.0t are entirely appropriate in the Encore's case. I'm still dead-set against e-assist though.

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    They updated the FB pic...now you can see the entire greenhouse and rear quarter. Definitely looks like the Gamma Opel mini-CUV.

    I believe that it is 99% likely the Encore will follow the Astra-to-Verano formula: exact same car (though in the case of the Astra the Astra sedan is yet to be shown) with unique Buick fascias.

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    It has a bit of a VW Tiguan or Nissan Rondo vibe to it. Perhaps a little of a Pontiac Vibe, vibe as well. I don't like it, but GM needs a small SUV and females will probably like it.

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    If it sells, gets good reviews and positive press, what's the prob? Not every vehicle must be designed for each person individually. I will never own a station wagon... I hate them. Should the world stop making wagons because one doesn't like them? Let "chicks" buy the car. More people will see the Buick insignia and nameplate on the road and realize they're stylish vehicles and worth checking out.

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    If it sells, gets good reviews and positive press, what's the prob? Not every vehicle must be designed for each person individually. I will never own a station wagon... I hate them. Should the world stop making wagons because one doesn't like them? Let "chicks" buy the car. More people will see the Buick insignia and nameplate on the road and realize they're stylish vehicles and worth checking out.

    "Chicks" actually have more overall purchase influence in the market than "dudes".

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    Nissan Rondo.

    lolwut? I've never heard of this newfangled Nissan Rondo before.

    Kia Rondo, same difference..just another soulless FWD appliance...Nissan calls their one Rogue I think.

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    Nissan Rondo.

    lolwut? I've never heard of this newfangled Nissan Rondo before.

    I realized I messed up after I posted that, I was thinking Nissan Rouge. But all these mini-utes are pretty pointless anyway.

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