New small SUV bolsters premium arm's crossover line-up in North America, and could preview the next Trax – though we're waiting on official comments from Holden.
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Buick has revealed the all-new 2020 Encore GX for North America, ahead of its sales launch in the region early next year.

The Encore GX is a larger version of the ageing American-market Encore, slotting under the larger Envision and Enclave SUVs already offered in the US line-up.

We've already seen this model debut for the Chinese market, but the US version could given an indication as to what could replace the current Holden Trax in Australia.

In addition to the new design – which is very Opel if you ask us, despite the fact the German brand was acquired by France's PSA Group – the Encore GX gets a range of technology and driver assistance updates to make it more competitive in the ever-evolving SUV market.

New standard features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and forward collision warning, along with lane keep assist with lane departure warning. Other available features will include a rear camera mirror (live feed projected onto the rear-view mirror), and a surround camera system.

Buick says the Encore GX offers around five cubic feet more luggage space than the current Encore, too, which equates to around 141L of extra volume.

The company hasn't yet detailed available powertrains for the North American market, stating that full specifications and pricing will be announced when the Encore GX hits US dealers in the new year. We can see, though, the cabin (above) will get a comprehensive overhaul and will offer a new infotainment system and a colour head-up display.

Australia

We've reached out to Holden for further comment regarding local prospects for the new Encore GX, and are awaiting a response.

If it's anything like the US-market Trailblazer, however, GM's Australian division will likely have "no comment regarding future product".

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