2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring Bound for Dealerships This Fall| Edmunds

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring Bound for Dealerships This Fall

DETROIT — The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring, a new version of the compact SUV with an all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, will arrive at Buick dealerships this fall, GM said on Monday.

The engine delivers an estimated 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque "for about 11 percent more horsepower and nearly 20 percent more torque than the Encore's standard engine," the automaker said in a statement.

The engine is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Stop-start technology, which automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop under certain driving conditions, is part of the powertrain package.

Buick spokesman Nick Richards told Edmunds that pricing will be announced later.

The Encore is Buick's top-selling model, targeting such competitors as the Ford Escape, Mini Cooper Countryman and Nissan Juke.

The Encore Sport Touring model also features a winged rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum premium-finish wheels and body-color door handles.

Other standard items include a rearview camera, 10 airbags and heated outside mirrors.

Edmunds says: Buick says that car shoppers seeking a "more spirited take" on the Encore should check out this new version.

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