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New 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring or The Super Bug

Have you ever seen a Buick Encore on the road and realized it looks like a beetle of some sort? Well, I have. And now, the bug gets the sport treatment with the 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring version. 

This bug is getting a turbo! Buick has announced that for 2016, the Encore will take the road to performance and economy thanks to an all-new 1.4-litre, direct-injected, turbocharged engine teamed with a 6-speed automatic transmission and the start and stop technology that we have come to know and love. Or not. Rated at 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, the engine with aluminum cylinder block and head is part of a new family of “small, power-dense engines”, marked by Buick’s promise to crank up the fun factor and keep the fuel economy numbers at a low. Isn’t that the promise every manufacturer makes in 2015 anyway?