2010 Buick Lacrosse revealed

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by GT40 2, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Buick is clearly stepping up its game when it comes to exterior design — and we hope driving dynamics and interior quality will be equally improved. The sedan is expected to be sold in the United States and China, and was developed with both markets in mind.

    In addition to replacing the current Lacrosse, the 2010 model will also fill the Lucerne’s shoes after its eventual discontinuation. The company is hoping the redesigned Lacrosse will kick-start sales for Buick. Although buyers snatched up 150,744 LeSabres – the Lucerne’s predecessor – in 1997, Buick’s current flagship sedan has only managed to entice 50,799 buyers through the first 11 months of 2008. With the new Lacrosse expected to take over that role of two previous models, GM is targeting higher volume than in recent years.

    In terms of exterior design, the Lacrosse builds on the theme established by the Enclave crossover. Buick has relocated its signature portholes from the front fender to the hood — a seemingly more functional location. Most of the other details follow Buick’s latest design language, including the ‘waterfall’ grille and smooth sculpted surfaces.

    The Invicta show car’s cabin was not toned down at all for production, which is great news considering interiors have been a weak point for GM up until recently. Similar to what we saw recently with the redesigned Chevrolet Equinox, the LaCrosse continues GM’s new twin-pod gauge design.

    The 2010 LaCrosse will be offered in three models - CX, CXL and CXS. The CX will be equipped with a new 3.0-liter direct injection V6, premium cloth seats and 17-inch wheels. The engine generates an estimated 255 horsepower and 211 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic.

    The CXL variant is equipped with the same motor, but adds leather-appointed heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, outside rearview mirror with LED turn indicators and puddle lamps, and 18-inch wheels. AWD is available.

    Lastly, the CXS comes with a more powerful 3.6-liter direct injection V6, real-time active-dampening suspension, perforated leather heated and cooled seats, and chrome-plated 18-inch wheels (19-inch optional). The motor, mated to a six-speed automatic, generates an estimated 280 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque.

    Codenamed GMX353, the new LaCrosse is the first car in the United States to ride on the new global front-wheel drive Epsilon II platform. The new Buick will be assembled at GM’s Fairfax facility starting in February. The LaCrosse should hit dealer showrooms in mid-2009 as a 2010 model. LaCrosse annual production is expected to be in the 65,000 to 75,000 range.
     
  2. That has to be the best looking US Buick in years.
     
  3. lexus copy
     
  4. with a quarter of the quality.
     
  5. lexus gs
     
  6. and itll propably break down after 5 miles.
     
  7. This makes the current Lacrosse look like total shit.
     
  8. yo. wat the hell is going on here. i'm a newbie but i know my stuff. the car that is here its well wow. very nice if you want to blow your cash on a pile of s***
     
  9. That's a Buick? Damn! Looks really good.
     
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  11. Looks good for another GMs pile of shit.-
     
  12. #14 bananatucker, Jan 8, 2009
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  13. #15 PandaBeat, Jan 8, 2009
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  14. Looks like an Opel/Saturn ripoff.
     
  15. This buick is wonderfull i love it's lovely smooth body the curve's on this car are so attractive the whole body shape of this car it's a complete buity evan at the front of the car the light's just look so fierce and the front air grill just look's as if though it's hand built and at the rear it's incredably buitifull and just evry thing about this car is wonderfull the interior in this is world class i mean bage is an exellent colour for this car's interior and it just feel's so rich inside the interior.Over all speaking this is the most buitifull buick ever in my opinion.and in response to other people's coment's not all wOOT you are FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDD in the head ok this doesnt break down easily ok don t dish this wonderfull car in that way and what did you say lexus GS for huh lexus is SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTT i don t care about your stupid lexus gs eeeeeeewwwwwwwwww lexus big and heavy i like some toyota's.lexus is just a cheap rip off ovewr priced american luxury brand of toyota exuse me i just vometed out a lexus eeeehhhhh and buhandi u idiot you just said somethin stupid about my beloved buick being a copy of lexus with a qauter of the qaulity well i got new's for ya u idiot lexus is the poor qaulity luxury car here my beloved buick lacrosse is superior to your crap lexus GS the GS ppppppphhhhhhh i like cadillac's buick's bentley's jag's and other high qaulity luxury car's but not lexus YYYYYYYYUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. good for Buickc, still terrible looking though
     
  17. interior is nice looking.


    give me a #$%#ign RWD plz.

    and bring back the GNX.
     
  18. btw, everyone thinks it looks good because it looks 100x better than the sihtty previous models. it already wore off on me and i think its shit.
     
  19. 6 speed auto? i love this car but i just wish it was manuel and i supose RWD would be nicer than the current FWD.this car is just simply buitifull.
     
  20. ugh #$%# these shit second accounts
     
  21. It's good to know that GM is starting to make cars that look good. Now they need to stop making them so fuxcking bland.
     
  22. not enough horsepowers
     
  23. #25 Innotech, Jan 8, 2009
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