2016 Buick LaCrosse review, design, release date

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New 2016 LaCrosse is coming this year with redesigned concept. A lot of changes have been made to this car to make it more luxurious and wanted on the market. Changes have been made to wheels, engine, cabin etc. Spy photos of this car were taken and it was spotted in Michigan but it was completely covered. The fact it was completely covered does not surprise us since it hasn’t been officially released yet.

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2016 Buick LaCrosse review

This luxury sedans’ exterior and interior will be based on the well known Elmiraj concept. On the other side, this sedan will use Omega II platform for its base. This platform is lightweight which will reduce this car’s weight and improve its efficiency and fuel economy. From the spy photos we could see some things even though it was covered: it appears to be longer, with well known Buick waterfall grille up front and with relatively short hood. This 2016 LaCrosse is the third generation of this model, and the first two made significant success on the market.

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2016 Buick LaCrosse Engine and Specs

Even thought the official info hasn’t been revealed yet, there are a lot of speculations about the powertrain of this car. A trusted source said that this model will come in two types, bigger and smaller engine ones. The first one is supposed to be similar to previous models’ while the smaller one is more efficient and cheaper. Most mentioned option is that 2016 Buick LaCrosse will keep the previous models’ 3.6 liter V6 engine which can produce 304 horsepower and 264 lb. –ft. of torque. We also expect other options under the hood. Rumors say it will be either 2.0 liter I4 turbo engine, or 2.4 liter I4 which can produce 182 horsepower and 172 lb. –ft. of torque. Front wheel drive is standard for this model while all wheel drive will probably be optional. As for the gearbox, 2016 LaCrosse may be one of the first ever GM cars to receive the 9 speed automatic transmission which is co-developed with Ford.

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2016 Buick LaCrosse Design

Even though it was completely camouflaged, we were able to notice some details about this car. This car has panoramic panel, sculpted side panels with fully rounded wheel arches and a rising beltline that merges into a Buick style “shoulder” at the rear. It seems that this model will be larger than the previous one. It has large front grille with Buick logo. Front lights may very well be LED ones and are focused top to bottom. On the interior there were also some changes. Navigation, standard camera not found in previous version, hotspot Wi-Fi is now going to be standard for this model.

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2016 Buick LaCrosse Release date and price

This car is supposed to hit the market in late 2015 or early 2016 as a 2016 model. The price is said to be around $35.000 for the basic model while it can go much higher with selected trims.

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