2013 Buick Encore Teased

Buick officially released the name and an initial teaser image of its upcoming compact crossover, which will be called the 2013 Buick Encore. The five-passenger model represents the Tri-Shield's first foray into the compact crossover category. The brand was meant to get a compact CUV based off the now-defunct Saturn Vue, but that model was canceled in 2009.

Judging from the initial photo, the Encore will have traditional Buick styling cues, including a chrome waterfall grille, porthole vents and almond-shaped headlights with xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights that feature a bluish hue.

We’ll have more information on the Encore when the model is unveiled at the 2012 Detroit auto show on Jan. 10.

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