DETROIT – Today General Motors confirmed thatBuick's new small crossover will be named the Encore.

In the Detroit auto GM even released a teaser shot of the production vehicle. The crossover is expected for the 2013 model year. Industry sources have said it will be built on a version of GM's front-wheel-drive Gamma subcompact platform, which underpins the Opel Meriva MPV and Chevrolet Sonic.

The Encore will join the full-sized Enclave crossover and is part of GM's continued build-out of Buick's lineup.

The Verano, Buick's first compact car in more than a decade, began arriving in showrooms last month. The Regal mid-sized sedan was launched in 2010.

GM said it plans to reveal a photo of the Encore, little by little in the weeks leading up to the Jan. 10 reveal at the auto show.

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