It’s an American brand with over 100 years of history, but Buick now calls itself an international modern luxury brand, and it sold more cars in China last year than it did in the United States. Buick is also building cars in Asia. Its successful Envision SUV is manufactured in China, and the 2019 Encore is assembled in South Korea. That’s right, Korea. In fact, only 4 percent of the parts used to construct this small SUV are sourced from the United States and Canada, while 70 percent are from Korea and 15 percent come from China. Building the Encore in Korea and shipping it to the United States has paid off for Buick.
The Encore is the brand's best-selling model, topping its sales charts in America for the last three years. Buick now sells three SUVs in the US market, but the Encore is its smallest and least expensive sport utility. It’s a subcompact crossover that completes in a class exploding in popularity as more and more buyers choose small SUVs over sedans and coupes.