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Buick and the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) recently held a ride-and-drive of the 2013 Buick Encore. We were lucky to score this Buick-branded cheese knife and board set while there. We want to say ‘thanks’ to one lucky reader by gifting this to you, already wrapped for the upcoming holiday, so you can gift it to yourself or someone near and dear to you.
So, “How do I score this deluxe cheese set” you ask? The 2013 Buick Encore is General Motors’ first and only luxury subcompact utility vehicle. Yet, there’s still a respectable 48.4 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats folded down.
BUICK CHEESE SET GIVEAWAY:
What would you pack into your new Buick Encore’s 48.4 cubic feet of storage? Friends? Family? Pets? Christmas presents? Clothes for donation?
Tell us what you would use this luxury compact ute to haul. The most creative response will win the Buick goodies pictured here.
To enter, leave an interesting comment at the bottom of this post before December 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST. Comments left on social networks do not count as entries.
Rules: We will select a winner on Friday, December 21, 2012 from the comments in this website. The winner will be notified by email. We will ship the the prize after December 25, 2012 in the United States only.
Want to know more about the 2013 Buick Encore? Here’s an excerpt from GM’s press release:
When the 2013 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.