2020 Buick Encore GX Could Have A Surprise Luxury Feature

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You don't see this feature offered in many subcompact crossovers.

Last month, the 2020 Buick Encore GX made its US debut at the 2019 LA Auto Show after being showcased for the Chinese market. Slotting between the smaller Encore and the larger Envision, the Encore GX is generously equipped with a plethora of standard safety technologies including front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.

A rear camera mirror and surround-view camera system is also available. There's more good news too, because GM Authority may have uncovered a surprise unannounced luxury feature included with the Buick Encore GX that you don't normally expect to find in subcompact crossovers.

UPDATE: A Buick spokesperson has told CarBuzz that the heated windshield was " just an error in an early CGI photo that we are correcting."

2020 Buick Encore GX Front Angle View Buick
2020 Buick Encore GX Rear Angle View Buick

Taking a closer look at one of the press photos showing off the Encore GX's center console, a button featuring a symbol was discovered that suggests the Encore GX will have a heated windshield.

What also makes this plausible is that the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer also comes with a heated windshield that's activated with a similar button on the center console. Since both models are closely related and share the same platform and engine lineup, there's a good chance this means the Encore GX will also have a heated windshield, which is rarely offered in subcompact crossovers.

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No other details are known yet, but the feature could be offered either as an optional package or as standard in an unannounced Avenir trim level. The photo also doesn't necessarily provide definitive proof, as it could have been taken from a pre-production model. We should find out more details closer to the Buick Encore GX's on-sale date, which is slated for early 2020.

Official pricing hasn't been announced yet, but leaked order guides suggest the 2020 Encore GX will start at $25,095 including the destination charge.

2020 Buick Encore GX Front View Buick
2020 Buick Encore GX Side View Buick

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