One of the popular American car manufacturers, Buick, wants to enter luxury sedan market, at least according to the latest reports. Their all new 2016 Buick Lacrosse is going to be their contender for the top spot in the luxury sedan market, which is very crowded at the moment. This model is going to be the third generation and it is going to be an all-new car, as reports suggested.
2016 Buick Lacrosse specs
It is not yet known which engines are going to be offered with the new 2016 Buick Lacrosse, but some experts say that the logical choice would be GM’s 3.6l V6 Twin Turbo engine, that should produce around 420 horsepower. The interesting news is that the manufacturer is thinking of offering a hybrid version of this model- with 2.4l EcoTec engine that should produce around 180 horsepower.
Details about the exterior
Buick is going to use Omega II platform and some reports say that the whole car is based on the popular concept called Elmiraj (the interesting thing is that Elmiraj is a concept car from Cadillac). Since the concept from Cadillac is a luxury sedan, it should mean that Buick also wants its 2016 Lacrosse in that section. The new platform also means that the new car is going to be longer than its predecessor, but not heavier. The company decided to use lightweight materials, in order to make the car as light as possible, which means that it could have better performance even with smaller, less powerful engines.
The front of the new and redesigned Buick Lacrosse has a redesigned grille – which is much bigger than the previous model had and it now has chrome elements. One of the things where the Elmiraj influence can be seen are the headlights – new Lacrosse is going to have vertical headlights with LED technology. Buick is known for their special choice of colors and reports suggest that the brand new Lacrosse will come with interesting choice of colors.
2016 Buick Lacrosse interior
We have mentioned before that this car is based on a Omega II platform, which means that the car will be bigger compared to its predecessor. The interior of the car is where that extra space will be seen – the manufacturer designed the cabin with the space and luxury in mind. The cabin really looks amazing – there are two materials that dominate the space and they are – leather and wood elements.
On the center console is located a large touch screen display and lot of buttons for control of the features like satellite navigation, Bluetooth and other aspects of the infotainment system. Manufacturer also stated that the new Buick is going to have a lot more safety features and top-of-the-line equipment, but this is something that will surely affect the price.
New Buick Lacrosse price
The manufacturer is yet to announce official prices, but we are sure that the base 2016 Buick Lacrosse will not be under $30,000.
Release date of 2016 Buick Lacrosse
Official unveiling should happen during the 2015, while the car will most probably hit the showrooms in the summer of 2016.
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