Buick has shown off yet another section of the Encore CUV set to debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The latest panel gives us a clear look at the vehicle's front fascia, complete with a waterfall grille and attractive projector headlights. We aren't entirely smitten by the black trim set just below each headlight array, but we'll reserve final judgement until we see the vehicle in the flesh next week.

The Encore is expected to arrive on dealer lots later this year as a 2013 model and should bolster Buick's small SUV chops. As of right now, the company only offers the three-row Enclave crossover, leaving buyers hungry for a smaller vehicle to look elsewhere. Check back on on January 10 for all the details at the Encore's official unveiling.

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      P.Z. Dawkins
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm amused by the comments saying it's the most hideous thing ever. It's no Enclave, but for what it is I think it's pretty decent. I do think the grille is a little too small and the front bumper takes up too much space, but other than that I'd give it a solid "pretty good"
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks tiny. Buicks are supposed to be big and beautiful
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is like watching Rosie O'Donnell strip.
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 3 Years Ago
      So this is the Sonic platform CUV we heard about a long time ago? http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/11/spy-shots-is-there-a-high-riding-chevrolet-sonic-in-our-future/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a Penny Racer! Just stick a quarter in the back and off it goes!!! That or, Honey, I shrunk the Enclave! Either way, I will be looking forward to checking it out in person when our dealer eventually get them in for PDI and what not. Just started getting the Verano in, which I think looks better in person than pictures.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks nice, but definitely Vue-ish... Don't hate on it though, the last Vue was a very good CUV, built more like a VW product than GM one.
      Fancy Sauce
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a raised up Matrix from the side
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this Theta based? I'm getting a strong Vue vibe from it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Gamma -- same as the Chevy Sonic.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The soccer Mom's alternative to a Lexus
        • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
      The new Buick's are very nice on Opel platforms, all they need now is to apply the German suspension systems, I know they are the same, but if you in Germany and rent a Opel you will see what I mean, I drove the new Buick's, stll a little on the soft side, nice care non the less, resale, that's another matter ?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm looking for a vehicle that handles and rides like an Oldsmobile 88. Do you think that a new Buick would have that or would it fall short? I like a car that doesn't make me feel the roughness of the road and hugs curves like men did Marilyn Monroe.
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