My wife's 2017 Encore lease is ending (she had a 2015 Encore and 2012 Verano previously). The new Encore GX will be PERFECT for her needs. She loved her Encores because of the maneuvarability and smooth, quiet ride. There have been a few occasions where a little more room inside would have been appreciated. The GX solves that issue without losing the benefits of its nimble nature.
We ordered the top Essence trim level, FWD, in Deep Azure with Whisper Beige interior. Options added are the "Premium" 1.3L turbo engine and Power Liftgate. Only option we would have liked is the reverse sensors, but that's available only as part of the "Advanced Technology" package for $1,935, which includes a bunch of other stuff she doesn't want/need. The back-up camera will have to suffice.
Dealer couldn't say when it would get here. No rush as GM Financial is allowing us to extend the current lease. I'm going to buy the GX and plan to keep it for 6-7 years.