LA Auto Show: 2017 Buick LaCrosse

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The 2017 Buick LaCrosse debuts as the first with the new face of Buick, which we first saw earlier this year on the well-received Avenir concept.


What Is It?

The LaCrosse is Buick’s big sedan, and it competes with the Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza and others. In a reach beyond the previous LaCrosse, the 2017 model makes a bid for competitiveness with the venerable Lexus ES. This LaCrosse is a further evolution of GM’s Epsilon platform, which is shared with the Chevy Malibu, Buick Regal and others.


What Buick Is Saying:

Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick:

“The Avenir concept shattered expectations of what a Buick could be and the 2017 LaCrosse promises to do the same.

Its expressive design represents a break from convention and highlights the progressiveness in all new Buick models.”

Related – Concept Cars 2015: Avenir Is The Thoroughly Modern Buick


What’s New For 2017:

  • Avenir-based styling that will filter through the Buick lineup
  • Stronger and lighter chassis – Buick claims a 300-pound reduction from the current LaCrosse
  • New five-link rear suspension for improved responsiveness and quietness
  • Available dual-clutch all-wheel drive system
  • Available Continuous Damping Control active suspension with Touring and Sport modes
  • Frameless eight-inch screen with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity


When Will It Go On Sale? 

The 2017 LaCrosse will be available sometime in the second half of 2016.