Spy photos from China – 2017 Buick LaCrosse
What the sneaky spy photographers from AutoHome.com.cn snapped in the below gallery is it and we like the way it looks. From the interior, the China-spec new 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a nicely designed with a slender body thanks to the slim glasshouse and low sleek roofline.
Around the rear of the LaCrosse, the sheet metal gets even better, thanks to carefully sculpted elements. An interesting detail is shape of the taillamps, resembling an L. At the front, the trademark Buick waterfall grille is the dominant design cue, visually enhanced by an Audi-like front splitter. The headlamp clusters, on the other hand, have slim chances of winning any beauty pagent contest.
As far as interior, things appear to be thoroughly all-new in terms of materials and design. Speaking of design, the center armrest and dashboard design are inspired by what we’ve seen inside the Avenir concept, with a huge touchscreen infotainment system overseeing the dash. As expected, there are less buttons than on the current Buick LaCrosse for better ergonomics and ease of use.
In terms of drive train, the current 3.6-liter V6 and lazy slushbox are going to be discontinued with the arrival of the 2017 LaCrosse. In their place we expect GM to offer a front- and all-wheel drive chassis married to an all-new nine-speed automatic connected to the 3.6L LGX V6 used by the 2016 model year Cadillac ATS, CTS, and CT6, as well as the sixth-gen Chevrolet Camaro. Rumor has it a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder motor with 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) could act as the entry-level motor.