Last week, General Motors gave us our first glimpse at the 2013 Buick Encore, the Tri-Shield brand's new small crossover that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in just a few weeks. Now, to continue the slow striptease process, Buick has released the first of four images on its Facebook page, with the whole image to be complete on the morning of January 10 (the second day of the Detroit Show festivities).

Details about the new Encore are slim, with GM still holding off on officially revealing any specific specs. For now, we only know that the Encore will have a "host of features and amenities customers expect from Buicks today." How this all works into a small CUV package remains to be seen, but consider us intrigued. We'll have the full scoop in just a few weeks.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      A baby Enclave would be nice.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
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        Fierce5
        • 3 Years Ago
        Again, like wig your impala post comments, you didn't see the car you didn't drive or touch it, so calm down and keep buying imports till then.
        • 3 Years Ago
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      Diggz
      • 3 Years Ago
      its nothing but a Saturn Vue w/ a Enclave like front end.. i hope the interior is different from the Vue.. somehow im sure its not!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Diggz
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        masonperegrine
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Diggz
        I'm VERY sure that it's a lot different than the Saturn Vue, because the interior of the Verano looks nothing like the Cruze at all.
          Tone
          • 3 Years Ago
          @masonperegrine
          Hey Bloke, good to see you again (not really, no). Again, they don't sell Opels in the U.S., so get over yourself, mate.
          Kai F. Lahmann
          • 3 Years Ago
          @masonperegrine
          You don't really expect them to bring back a four year old model, which was never a success, neither in Europe nor in the USA, while they have a brand new little smaller one? ;)
          Diggz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @masonperegrine
          the Cruze and the Verano is "platform mates" the Vue and this Encore has the same lower air damn and profile and side mirrors... so im sure it might have the same interior.. PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
          aatbloke1967
          • 3 Years Ago
          @masonperegrine
          "I'm VERY sure that it's a lot different than the Saturn Vue, because the interior of the Verano looks nothing like the Cruze at all." That's because the Verano's interior is lifted straight from an Opel Astra. Why? Because the whole car is a three-box version of the Opel Astra.
        Matt Wood
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Diggz
        GMI has stated repeatedly that this is not a Vue-ick. It's gamma based, which means it shares more in common with the Sonic than the Vue.
          Matt Wood
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt Wood
          The Opel it's based on has already been leaked... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jvG1div5F_8/Tuo6McnFMhI/AAAAAAAAXxA/0qV4n3k1-ME/s400/1.jpg Last time I checked, that wasn't a Vue. You're foolish if you think GM would go ahead and release the Vue-ick after the uproar the first time they tried to do it. They're not THAT dumb.
          Tone
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt Wood
          Diggz, stop while you're behind...
          Diggz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt Wood
          lmao.. so clueless!!
      LMI500
      • 3 Years Ago
      The "New GM" is back to the Old GM bag of tricks. Let's shove a rebadged car/cuv in every GM brand that exists and then wonder why they aren't selling. GM complains and wonders why they aren't taking away market share from Hyundai/Kia. Well, here is a prime example, let's run 3 shifts building more and more cuvs, trucks, large suvs, and add Cadillacs to boot. Where is the AFFORABLE cars?! Sorry but the Cruze, and the Sonic don't cut it.
        Tone
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LMI500
        The concept of "rebadging" still elludes some folks I see. As a quick study, name all of the other small platform CUVs GM produces in the U.S. market. Can you name one at least? Bueller?
        CarConvos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LMI500
        umm...This is on Gamma...Not Theta, although I understand the confusion, this will ride on its own version of Gamma, with it's Opel cousin of course
          Tone
          • 3 Years Ago
          @CarConvos
          And this is why LMI500 fails.
      aatbloke1967
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wouldn't be surprised if this is a version of the revised Opel Antara (see link below) with a reworked front end, as is the case of the Opel Astra/Buick Verano. From the snippets I've seen (door mirrors, windscreen, bonnet lines) it appears almost identical. http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201011/2011-opel-antara_460x0w.jpg
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
        I take all that back. It's basically a Buick version of this new Corsa-based Opel crossover which slots below the Antara. http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/02/scoop-opel-new-corsa-based-small-suv-is.html http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/upload/25042/images/astrasuv2.jpg
          Kai F. Lahmann
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          There are two SUVs planned. One based on Astra, one on Corsa. The last one might be a bit to small for american taste, so this one should be Astra based (or Buick Verano, if that's more familiar).
      Kambui Brown
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love Buick, but really, do they need this. Way to many models. Just bring back Torrent, Solstice, G8, Vibe... yeah..
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's just another CUV, appliance. It may, or may not be a nice vehicle, but it's not the type of thing where people will be on the edge of their seats, counting the seconds for it to make it's debut. Companies should save the "teasers" for the models that generate the most buzz, such as Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Z-Cars, Challengers, Chargers, etc.
      F1
      • 3 Years Ago
      thats a weak teaser for the marketers at buick. i used to like buick, but this 'teaser' just screams out of touch. if this were some insane concept, maybe but in this day in age its hard to get excited over an suv..cuv thing. i hope it's nice though.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is Buick, anyway? I'm sure if you asked GM execs they'd say it's their "upscale" division, but not quite up to the level of a Cadillac. IMHO, it's now become an amalgamation of Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Saturn. Another attempt by GM to go for volume, damn the brand image.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tom
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          Tom
          • 3 Years Ago
          Sniff-sniff . . . fee-fi-fo-fum, I sense the presence of a corporate (or agency) thumb . . . [and fingers tap-tap-tapping out the previous response . . . ]
      • 3 Years Ago
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      mmcrj
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have been on several GM lots this week since I'm taking vacation. I haven't seen anything to make me give up my eight year old Toyota.
        Kambui Brown
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mmcrj
        you should go to the new car section, not the used car section of the dealership.
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