At auto shows I often eye vehicles and ask myself if they might one day be my next ride.
Sometimes the answer is: definitely, maybe.
General Motors introduced the Buick Encore compact crossover at the Detroit auto show today and I had that definitely, maybe feeling.
I'm not the typical Buick customer -- I'm under age 65. But there is currently no mid-luxury, subcompact crossover in the United States. So the Encore is competing in "white space," Buick marketing chief Tony DiSalle says.
So it could be red hot.
For one thing, it's a really good looking vehicle. And it stands out because it's different.
The only other vehicle that might touch the Encore now is the Mini Countryman -- another favorite of mine.