A second-generation Encore is on the way and is probably already in a very advanced stage of development for one key reason: China. The world’s biggest automotive market also sells both the Encore and Encore GX, the former is all-new for 2021 and pictured below. Riding on a new platform, called GEM, this setup was originally intended to be only for emerging markets.
At present, GM does not sell any GEM-based vehicles in North America. That’s now expected to change because a GEM-based Encore would supposedly be even less expensive to build than the current model, which rides on the Gamma II architecture. Price-wise, the 2021 Encore GX begins at around $24,000 while the Encore costs slightly less.