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Buick Encore Features ‘Active On-Demand’ AWD

2013 EncoreThe 2013 Encore, Buick’s all-new luxury small crossover, will arrive at dealerships early next year. Along with its arrival, Encore will bring new technology to make all-wheel drive lighter, smoother, and more responsive. Encore’s ‘Active On-Demand’ all-wheel drive system will use magnets to engage a clutch while the vehicle is at rest rather than engaging all four drive wheels after a slip in detected as is the case on traditional systems.

“A Buick all-wheel drive system has to deliver the best traction possible, and it has to do it in a way that’s totally imperceptible to the driver,” said Encore Chief Engineer Jim Danahy. “We engineered Encore’s lightweight, responsive and refined system to deliver on the expectations of demanding luxury buyers.”

Encore will employ an all-wheel drive system that is similar to that of the technology used on the Buick Enclave. With smaller weight and size than its big sibling, Encore benefits with better handling and fuel economy. Encore’s EPA estimated fuel economy with all-wheel drive is 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

“Technology is allowing us to translate Buick’s quiet, comfortable ride to smaller vehicles than we could before,” said Danahy. “This all-wheel drive system, like turbocharged engines and Buick QuietTuning technologies, allows drivers to experience that Buick DNA with unprecedented efficiency and maneuverability.”

Watch for the arrival of the new Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC in early 2013. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to view our current inventory

2013 Buick Encore will be Most Fuel-Efficient Domestic Crossover

2013 EncoreArriving at dealerships in early 2013, the all-new Buick Encore will boast safety, versatility, and fuel-efficiency that its competitors cannot compare to. With EPA estimated mileage of 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, Encore will be the most fuel-efficient small luxury crossover offered by a domestic automaker.

The 2013 Encore will be offered in four trim levels: Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium. This small luxury crossover features all the extravagant touches you’d expect from Buick. Even the Base model comes with several high-end standard amenities, such as a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, Bose Active Noise Cancellation, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system. The Convenience trim adds dual-zone climate control, fog lights, and remote start. A 2013 Encore Leather provides heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and driver’s seat memory. The Premium trim offers front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, and a premium audio system.

“Encore opens the Buick brand to new groups of customers with a compelling blend of luxury, utility and efficiency,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick Marketing. “Its versatile shape, agile size and available all-wheel drive invite owners to live active lifestyles while enjoying Buick’s signature style, comfort and refinement.”

Watch for the arrival of the 2013 Encore early next year at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso. Visit our website often at www.crawfordautos.com to view our ever-changing inventory and specials.