Basically, car manufacturers change their models from time to time especially when the model’s sales begin to go down. This has been the trend for Buick LaCrosse for a while now, and its manufacturers have seen the need to redesign it completely to enable it to attract more prospective buyers. The redesigned car will be released as a 2016 year model. It will feature various updates which will even change its appearance and performance.
2016 BUICK LACROSSE: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
2016 Bucik LaCrosse shall be built on a new Elmiraj concept. Based on this rumor, this model is expected to be based on the Omega II platform but the styling details are still kept as secret. This model will get some fresh and modern interior features. In fact, there are rumors about a new twin turbo engine and a contemporary exterior design. 2016 Buick LaCrosse is expected to maintain the same lightweight architecture. However, some sources claim that the new Omega II platform will make this car to be slightly bigger. Again, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse is anticipated to get an attractive front fascia which will have a wider dark colored grille and vertically sloping LED headlights. Its roof will be treated with panoramic panels while its side will acquire a rising beltline with sculpted panels.
For the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the rear view camera comes as a standard feature on this sedan. Another new feature inside this vehicle include Buick’s Interllink infotainment system which gives the user directions on the iPhone through the Siri EYES free feature. Again, the LaCrosse is going to be equipped with 4G LTE connections which enable one to broadcast a WiFi data connection while inside this model. For safety features, child security locks will also be made available, and they will be manual unlike in the current version where they are electronically powered. The 2016 Buick LaCrosse shall have top class safety features which will make this model one of the safest cars to drive in. It will also have eight standard airbags, anti lock brakes with brake assist, blind spot monitors, rear view camera and stability controls. Its dashboard shall be refreshed as well but it will still be a simple one just as it is currently. Again, this new auto will have optional advanced electronically controlled safety features which include forward collision alerts, lane change alert systems, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
2016 BUICK LACROSSE: ENGINE OPTIONS
This third generation of 2016 Buick LaCrosse will maintain the same 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 engine options which delivers 420 horsepower and 430 lb feet of torque. Still, there are expectations of an additional line powertrain which shall be in a hybrid version which will be powered by a 2.4 liter EcoTec generating 182 horsepower. This second unit is not yet identified, but it is expected to be a direct injection Ecotec engine which will be mated to a six speed automatic and a front wheel drive.
2016 Buick LaCrosse: Price, Release Date and Competitors
The 2016 Buick LaCrosse will be available in two different prices which have not yet been determined. Nevertheless, the less costly tier will go for about 33 000 dollars while premium tier will cost about 40 000 dollars. This car might be released in the beginning of 2016 and be released for sale in the same year. This car will compete with other popular luxury cars like Mercedes Benz S-Class, Lexus LS, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series.