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According to GM, the upcoming 2020 Buick Encore GX will be loaded with technology — including Amazon Alexa support. Amazon’s virtual assistant will allow Encore GX drivers to use voice commands to for a massive variety of tasks, including playing music, creating to-do lists, setting alarms, and accessing real-time news, sports, and traffic information.

When the Encore GX debuts, Alexa will join Siri and Android Assistant as integrated in-vehicle helpers. However, unlike other in-vehicle virtual assistants, Alexa can manage smart home devices.

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About the 2020 Buick Encore GX

The 2020 Buick Encore GX is breaking new ground — when it launches, it will be the first GM vehicle to support Amazon Alexa. The new crossover will slot between the subcompact Encore and the roomy Envision, giving buyers a midsize option in the Buick lineup. It also boasts a little more style and luxury than the Encore. On the outside, it’s got a bolder grille and sharp ridges adorning the hood. In the cabin, it’s sporting a new steering wheel, a larger infotainment screen, contrasting colors, and five more cubic feet of cargo space.

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So far, GM has revealed nothing about its engine or efficiency specs. However, the Encore GX boasts tons of advanced safety technology, including standard lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, forward pedestrian braking, and forward collision alert. For more confidence on the road, the Encore GX offers a high-definition 360-degree camera.

The 2020 Buick Encore GX is expected to arrive in late 2019 or early 2020.

Source: GM Authority