Even though the LaCrosse received quite a bit of criticism for its design, the car sold in nearly a million units worldwide and it seems that it will sell even better now that the all-new 2017 Buick LaCrosse has been released. Unlike the previous model, the new one is based on an elongated version of the previous E2XX platform and while it looks a lot bigger than before, the car is only half an inch longer, slightly wider but more than one and a half inches lower which gives the impression of a much longer and wider car than before. On top of that, the new proportions make allowed Buick to free up quite a bit of room inside the cabin which will matter a lot, especially on the Chinese market.
2017 Buick LaCrosse Release Date and Price
The car has been first showcased back in November 2015 but so far it still is not available for sale and it seems that Buick is going to offer the car in the next few months. The price will likely start around $32,000 and it will go to more than $45,000 for a premium model with optional extras ticked in. Considering that the base car is quite well equipped for its class, the LaCrosse has to be one of the most interesting choices out there and more so when it looks this good.
Buick wanted the car to still look like a true Buick and also like a LaCrosse but the rather bulky design of the older model hasn’t been used on any of its panels. Instead, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse takes a lot more inspiration from the Avenir concept and especially so in the front where it boasts an entirely new grille and headlights design which is expected to be used on their future models as well. Also, the car has really clean lines which coupled with the new look makes it look more like a four-door luxury coupe which will not only allow it to win over its rivals but it should also make for a great high-performance Buick which has been missing from the market for a really long time.
2017 Buick LaCrosse Interior
One of the strongest selling points of its predecessor was the interior which was one of the best built with exquisite materials and high levels of technology. Well, the new car doesn’t disappoint either but this time around Buick went for a much cleaner design than before which is reminiscent of the high-end luxury sedans from Europe. The dashboard has been redesigned with a simple curve while the center stack has been raised quite a bit and most of the controls have been moved on the new touch-screen. On the higher level models, we would go as far as saying that the interior is nearly identical in terms of feel to that of a 5 Series BMW which is quite good for a car that costs quite a bit less than it.
2017 Buick LaCrosse Specs
The Chinese version of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes equipped with three different engines ranging from two turbocharged 1.5 and 2-liter units and ending up with a 1.8-liter hybrid. The good part is that the US market will get an all new 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 which might seem old at this point but it is, in fact, the all new LGX which has been first seen on the Camaro. The output is still unknown at this point but rumors say that the car will come with close to 320 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque which will be handled by a new suspension system on the front wheel drive version while the all-wheel-drive model will get a more conventional suspension with adaptive dampers. Both of them are going to use GM’s new 8-speed automatic gearbox.