The latest image reveals the front end of the Encore, complete with the expected grille and a first look at the lower air dam area. While it's not ground breaking in crossover styling, it's certainly shaping up to be a handsome addition to the Buick family. From the previous pie-slices, we see that roof rails will be available if not standard, and the rear-end features wrap-around taillights. A soft character line is accented by chrome trim around the window line. Door-mounted side mirrors probably help with aerodynamics and the hood is slightly sculpted.
Details from the first teaser image provided by Buick, below, include a blue ring around the HID headlight, like the one on the Enclave. We also see the Buick logo stamped onto the high-beam reflector. A dark gray waterfall grille and portholes on the hood round out the Buick styling cues. While the vent below the headlight looks odd in the picture, we'll reserve final judgement until we've seen the whole picture.
The Encore will also feature Buick's Quiet Tuning technology, seat five, and have the typical comfort and convenience features expected in a Buick. The styling will be contemporary, a spokesperson says, and in line with the rest of the current Buick lineup--a fact that's gradually being revealed.
Buick plans to reveal a section of an image on its Facebook fan page each week leading up to the reveal on January 10--meaning there's just one slice left, to arrive on the day of the full reveal. Stay tuned for more on the Encore, and for more coverage of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
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