Buick Thinks Diesel, Wants More Power for Popular Encore

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edited September 2014 in Buick

imageBuick Thinks Diesel, Wants More Power for Popular Encore

It's likely there will soon be at least one diesel-powered Buick and GM's still-evolving near-luxury division also is eying a power injection for its Encore mini-crossover.

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  • cynic783cynic783 Member Posts: 30
    yes, put a diesel in to make it heavier and have less horsepower. bravo Buick.
  • metalmaniametalmania Member Posts: 167
    The Encore just doesn't work for me. It's cartoony small, and yes the utter lack of power is a problem. Before the "all of you power hungry fools are just dangers to society" people start ranting against a cry for more power - I'm not saying it should be a rocket. 138 hp in my opinion is dangerously underpowered. It wouldn't be enough for a Miata either, nevermind a CUV (albeit a tiny one) I'm only talking about having enough grunt to merge onto a 60 mph highway without fear of getting crushed by an 18 wheeler, or execute a pass confidently at highway speeds. I'd rather they had something CR-V sized, which I guess is another model under development.
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