SOURCE: General Motors - Global
2013 Buick Encore: Bringing Buick Refinement to a Smaller Package
When the 2013 Buick Encore luxury small crossover arrives in early 2013, it will feature the same quiet, comfortable, refined characteristics that define larger Buicks – the result of advanced acoustic technology and attention to detail.
Encore features Buick's first use of Bose Active Noise Cancellation. Like the popular headphones used by business travelers on airplanes, this system uses small microphones to gather and analyze sound information that's then used to project "noise-cancelling" sound waves through the cabin.
Unlike the headphones, which fight noise over a broad spectrum of frequencies, Encore's system selectively targets unwanted engine noise while allowing pleasant notes to pass through the cabin. The expected result is a luxurious and muted, yet still engaging drive experience.
Buick and Bose engineers worked together to use Encore's existing in-vehicle speakers, including a subwoofer designed to fit in the center of the vehicle's spare tire, maximizing space and reducing added weight, which helps save fuel.
Active Noise Cancellation in the Encore is always working, even if the audio system is powered off. It is standard on all Encore models regardless of whether a customer opts for the available $595 Bose audio system.