Buick has introduced the 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring – a more spirited take on the brand’s popular crossover.
It is distinguished by unique exterior cues and driven by an exclusive, all-new 1.4-litre turbocharged engine featuring direct injection and stop/start technology.
The exterior features include a winged rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum premium-finish wheels and body-color door handles, while the technologically advanced 1.4-litre turbo is part of a new, global family of small, power-dense engines developed to balance performance and efficiency with exceptional refinement.
Direct injection helps it generate an estimated 153 hp and 177 lb/ft of torque, for about 11 per cent more horsepower and nearly 20 per cent more torque than the Encore’s standard engine – and a greater feeling of power on demand, particularly at low- and mid-range engine speeds.
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It’s matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Stop/start technology contributes to reduce fuel consumption in stop-and-go driving.
It automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop under certain driving conditions, such as a stoplight.
The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes his or her foot off the brake.
The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring goes on sale this fall.
All Encore models offer room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (1,371 litres) of storage space. Standard features include:
All-wheel drive, a premium Bose audio system, navigation radio and a moonroof are available.
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