2018 Buick LaCrosse is the elegance itself

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The 2018 Buick LaCrosse has been described as underwhelming, ordinary and some may even say boring; it just never has been that popular. For it to remain a viable model for Buick to keep on producing, they really will have to up their game to make it a much better car, and fortunately, that is exactly what Buick intend on doing.

We know that the new model will be significantly upgraded over the previous version, although Buick haven’t actually confirmed the exact changes as yet.

2018 Buick LaCrosse Release date

The new 2018 Buick LaCrosse is expected to hit the showrooms in the fall of 2017.

2018 Buick LaCrosse release date: late 2017

2018 Buick LaCrosse Price

Buick haven’t said whether they will be reviewing the pricing structure for the new LaCrosse, but we’re pretty sure that the prices will remain static, except for maybe inflation.
With this in mind, expect to see the new LaCrosse starting in the region of $33,000 and rising up to just over $44,000 for the flagship fully loaded version.

2018 Buick LaCrosse Redesign and changes

Much has happened with the new Buick LaCrosse, but for the model to be successful, much needed to happen. It was a very poor selling model for Buick.
The new model uses a longer wheelbase version of the Epsilon II platform as used in the Chevy Malibu, thanks (partly) to that, the new model will see a significant reduction in weight, approximately 300 lbs in total; Buick engineers say that half of that weight loss is in the chassis.

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2018 Buick LaCrosse Specs

Under the hood, we’ll see an all new 3.6 liter V6 motor pushing out around 305 BHP and 268 lb/ft of torque, this will be coupled up to a new 8-speed auto transmission which is managed by a new fly-by-wire system called ‘Electronic Precision Shift’.

On the exterior, we will see a new design, but still recognizably a Buick LaCrosse, although it will be slightly wider and longer (the wheelbase itself is nearly 3” longer), but it will have a lower ride height, giving the model a more aggressive stance.

2018 Buick LaCrosse Equipment

The cabin and tech fitted will also be upgraded; soft touch plastics give a feel of better quality, and we’ll also see an 8” touchscreen infotainment system, heated, ventilated and massaging front seats, heated steering wheel, power rear sunshade, improved sound insulation, upgraded and retuned suspension, auto park system, adaptive cruise control, dual zone climate, collision alert, lane departure, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, IntelliLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Summary

The new LaCrosse is not likely to receive a big update, since there is 2017 model year expected as a generation change.

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