The 2016 Buick LaCrosse is rumoured to be one of the most awaited cars for model year 2016. Reports state that General Motors is making this vehicle based on the extremely popular Elmiraj concept, and will feature completely re-design exterior visuals along with best in class performance upgrades. The Elmiraj concept brings with it a host of new qualities, such as lightweight Omega II platform that will significantly reduce the weight of this vehicle, which in turn allow for better performance and fuel economy. This upcoming vehicle, 2016 Buick LaCrosse will surely turn heads and outrace its competitors by a mile.
2016 Buick LaCrosse: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Even though the new design has not been revealed to the public, we can expect some heavy changes in the appearance of this car. The concept image available gives us various hints and leads to what we can expect. The 2016 Buick LaCrosse could flaunt gorgeously designed LED headlights and a brand new grille. Sidelines are to be more elongated and with a slight increase in the car’s dimensions; we can expect more cabin space for its passengers. In addition, this vehicle is shaped in a way that allows for better aerodynamics. We still await further information about the changes.
This four door sedan will come with a myriad of technical improvements and luxurious design in the interior department, some of which are a top-notch infotainment system and elegant leather upholstery. There are also rumours that wooden materials may be used to decorate the interiors of the car and give it a sophisticated look.
The new and improved infotainment system features touch screen display, climate control, navigation system and high-quality surround sound. Safety features of 2016 Buick LaCrosse are also to be revamped according to current standards and we await further information regarding this aspect.
2016 Buick LaCrosse: Engine and Fuel Economy
Whatever information we have suggests that GM is likely to keep the Buicks current engine intact. If that is the case, then this car will come powered by 3.6 litre V6 engine that is capable of delivering a horsepower up to 304 and torque of 264 lb-ft.
There are also rumours on the contrary that state that new 2016 Buick LaCrosse could come fitted with a much smaller sized turbocharged engine with 2.0 litre inline four-cylinder unit capable of delivering around 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. This goes particularly well with the car’s current lighter build, as it could result in a significant improvement in performance and fuel economy. We are still waiting for official numbers from test drives. Customers who are looking for more fuel economy should go for this variant.
2016 Buick LaCrosse: Release Date, Price, Competitors
Based on recent information, it is expected that 2016 Buick LaCrosse will probably release near the end of 2015 or before autumn of 2016. No statement has been released yet about the price range of this vehicle, but we can expect it to not cost any lower than $ 35 000 for its base model. This car will go head-to-head with other cars such as Lincoln MKS, Volvo S60 and Lexus ES 350.