Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse

  The Buick LaCrosse is a mid-size luxury sedan that was produced to replace the Century and the Regal. The first generation model began sales in 2005 with the second generation coming about in 2009. The current LaCrosse is powered by a a choice of three different engines. The first is a 2.4L I-4 producing 182hp and 172lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 3.0L V6 producing 255hp and 217lb-ft of torque, while the third is a 3.6L V6 getting 280hp and 259lb-ft of torque. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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We recently received one of General Motors other premium brand’s full size vehicles into the Top Speed test fleet, the 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS. At first our fully loaded Quicksilver Metallic appeared to be the typical American made land yacht, but after climbing inside we were pleasantly surprised by the Buick’s eye pleasing interior and spacious cabin. It looks like after many years of Japanese automakers reverse engineering American and German automobiles, GM is trying to be more like Lexus Lexus by offering a well priced and well appointed luxury sedan without any of the traditional cheap American drawbacks.

Initial thoughts: 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS

Everything about the Lacrosse ’s exterior is big, from the sculpted lines and oversized 19 inch nine spoke rims to the wide grill that almost wraps around the entire front end of the Buick, making it a genuine full sized sedan. We can thank Buick for starting the trend of gluing faux vents to the sides of their cars, however in this car’s case the American automaker saw fit to include the classic Buick ventiports on the hood. Like almost every other GM vehicle our Lacrosse had a sort of shark fin antennae at the back of the roof that only reaffirmed our car’s nautical theme. We also managed to find a few design cues that could have been lifted from other full size luxury sedans, like a set of BMW 5 Series inspired taillights and doorframes that look like they could have come straight off of a Lexus LS .

Initial thoughts: 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS

The Dark Titanium/Light Titanium interior of our Buick Lacrosse is just as high class as any other premium vehicle, made up of high quality materials that are pleasing to the eye and soft to the touch. The seats and center armrest are wrapped in plush leather and the dash and door panels are covered with a soft material that is worlds ahead of lesser car’s hard plastic units. The instrumentation is eye catching and the controls are well laid out. We are a bit partial to the Buick’s in dash nav system that also functions as the AM/FM/XM/CD entertainment unit with built in back up camera. The Lacrosse features green accent lighting similar to that found in the Camaro with a long thin strip stretching across the top of the dash, an illuminated horseshoe around the controls and even more accent lighting throughout. I also features one of the most spacious back seats on the market. The car’s sunroof opens up the interior, making the back seat seem even more spacious then it already is, combine this with the retractable rear sunshade and the Buick Lacrosse becomes the perfect car for long road trips.

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Buick added a new engine to the LaCrosse line-up: a new fuel-efficient, direct injected Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder engine that delivers 182 hp and a peak torque of 172 lb-ft. The engine has a fuel economy of 30 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.

Every engine in the LaCrosse lineup is direct injected and matched with a fuel-saving six speed automatic transmission. Along with the Ecotec 2.4L, a new, direct injected 3.0L V-6 is offered and a larger-displacement, more powerful 3.6L V-6 is standard on the LaCrosse CXS model.

Press release after the jump.

After being revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2010 LaCrosse will go on sale at a price starting at at $27,835 for the CX model; the CXL FWD is priced at $30,395; the CXL AWD at $32,570 and the CXS at $33,765.

2010 Buick LaCrosse pricing announced

The CX and CXL are powered by a a new 3.0L direct injection V-6 that delivers 255 hp and and 211 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The CXS is equipped with a 3.6L direct injection V-6 that delivers 280 hp and 261 lb.-ft. of torque.

Press release after the jump.

The Cadillac CTS coupe and the new Buick LaCrosse were both supposed to premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but now that’s been scrapped. This means that a cost-savings plans will now delay two significant cars that are significant to the future of General Motors.

The 2010 Buick LaCrosse will now be shown at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The new LaCrosse is supposed to be a car that will rejuvenate the Buick’s family car in a similar was to Chevrolet did with the latest Malibu .

There has been no announcement when CTS coupe has been rescheduled to make its debut. The CTS coupe is an angular design that will help Cadillac better take on the BMW 3-Series.

These two cars seems to be the victims of the latest in a series of actions GM has taken to cut costs in recent weeks. GM said on Thursday it would cut some benefit payments and would be forced to dismiss salaried staff because of the steep downturn in auto sales.

Source: Reuters

GM today provided today the first glimpse of Buick’s upcoming 2010 LaCrosse, which reveals an exterior design strongly influenced by the Buick Invicta that debuted at this year’s Beijing Auto Show.

The new LaCrosse is expected to give a little more sporty feeling than its predecessor. It seems Buick might be on the right track considering the new LaCrosse will share the same platform as the upcoming Opel Insignia and the Saab 9-5 replacement. Buick officials announced that the all-new LaCrosse will make its world debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

For 2009, Buick LaCrosse receives some minor upgrades and new additional features. This should be the last year before Buick redesigns the car for the 2010 model year.

Buick LaCrosse

A V6 and a V8 are the powertrains used for the 2009 Buick LaCrosse lineup. LaCrosse CX and CXL models are propelled by the 3.8L V-6. This proven industry stalwart is rated at 200 hp and 230 lb.-ft of torque. The 3.8L features electronic throttle control to improve engine response and optimize fuel efficiency. Recent upgrades to the 3.8L also result in quiet operation.

Buick LaCrosse

LaCrosse Super models are powered by the robust 5.3L V-8 small-block. Rated at 300 hp and 323-lb.ft of torque, it enables LaCrosse Super to reach 60 mph from a dead stop in just 5.9 seconds. The 5.3L small-block V-8 uses GM’s Active Fuel Management, an engine technology that seamlessly switches between four and eight cylinders to save fuel.

Press release after the jump.

In the presence of China Environmental Protection Foundation President Qu Geping and representatives from across its value chain, Shanghai General Motors officially inaugurated its Drive to Green strategy today. The unique strategy covers three key areas: developing green products, cultivating green manufacturing systems and undertaking a green responsibility.

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