By Colin Bird on December 13, 2011
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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