Auto News For July 23, 2015 - 11% More Horsepower For The 2016 Buick Encore

2014 Mercedes-Benz S600
Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews and videos for Thursday, July 23, 2015.

INSIDE THE SUBCOMPACT CROSSOVER BUSINESS
A weak engine wasn’t the only complaint we had about the Buick Encore, but it was chief among our concerns. Thankfully, for 2016, the Buick Encore Sport Touring will offer a turbocharged 1.4L with 11% more horsepower and 20% more torque than the standard powerplant.

A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER
Brent Rose has committed to driving this 2006 Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser G24 for the next year. That also means he’s going to live in the Vista Cruiser G24, a Sprinter-based RV, for the next year. It’s an aimless mission, in every good sense of the word. And it’ll be easy for you to follow along with him. 

TTAC
General Motors sold 354 copies of the Chevrolet SS in June 2015, the best month yet for one of their two Aussie sedans. Remember how in 2009 they sold nearly 2000 Pontiac G8s per month?

MORE TTAC
In the truly luxurious luxury car category, nothing touches the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the section of the venn diagram where price and popularity meet. 

RECALL
Chrysler is recalling 144,416 Dodge Journeys (model years 2010-2015) because "the engine cover may detach from the engine and contact the exhaust manifold", increasing the risk of a fire in your vehicle.

WATCH
Sometimes you just need a little Chris Harris to get you through the day. Chris Harris in a McLaren 675LT at Silverstone is all the better.

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