Buick added a new model to its family with the debut of the compact crossover Encore, a European style vehicle that is manufactured in South Korea and hopes to conquer the US market with its luxury, good design and an engine that delivers up to 33 miles per gallon of gasoline.
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Style and efficiency
The Buick Encore 2013 is fabricated on a global platform of General Motors and is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4-liter that generates 138 horsepower coupled force the automatic transmission of six changes having a gas mileage of 25 miles per gallon gasoline in city, 33 highway and combined average of 28, according to new labels Protection Agency Environmental (EPA).
With these performance figures, the Buick Encore 2013 is the most efficient crossover of a Detroit automaker, but this particular model is manufactured in South Korea.
This new model is available with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, plus it has a long list of advances in technology as the communication system and safety Buick IntelliLink voice commands, high-resolution screen seven-inch technology Bluetooth cell phone calls hands-free, optional Bose audio system, CD player, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and USB ports access.
In addition, standard equipment includes QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology, camera reverse maneuvers assistance, driver’s seat with electric controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and heated mirrors.
As an option, it is available air conditioner two areas, heated steering wheel, leather wrapped seats, rain sensor wipers and Bose audio equipment.
The 2013 Buick Encore is capable of carrying five passengers with a high level of luxury and up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space completely flat when the backrests of the rear seats are folded.
Technology and safety
Safety equipment includes 10 airbags as part of factory equipment, the StabiliTrak technology with Electronic Control Security and as an option, the team Lane Departure Warning, which alerts the driver when leaving the lane for driving without activating the directional lights, Forward Collision Alert radar assistance for parking maneuvers.
Like all vehicles from General Motors, the Buick Encore 2013 features exclusive technology OnStar with a six-month subscription, which includes automatic support calls through the Advanced Crash Response System.
OnStar Directions and Connections service is also included as standard equipment for the 2013 Buick Encore and can be controlled with the RemoteLink Mobile application via a smart cell phone.
Am I buy it?
The new Buick Encore 2013 has a base price (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP) of $ 24.950 for the most basic model of the four offered, including $ 750 cargo deliveries.
The Encore with the Convenience Group adds control two-zone air conditioning, access and keyless engine ignition., Making 120-volt current and auto-dimming rearview mirror, which is priced at $ 25.760.
The Leather Group raises the price to $ 27.460, while the Premium Group – which includes the Leather and Convenience- Packages, remains at $ 28.940.
In the Leather and Premium Packages are also individual options navigation system (GPS) ($ 795), chrome wheels 18-inch ($ 995), sunroof ($ 800) and the Bose audio system ($ 595), which is standard on the Premium Package.
The choice of system four-wheel drive price increases in all cases at $ 1,500.
The 2013 Buick Encore is protected by the guarantee of General Motors four years or 50,000 miles.
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