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Los Angeles 2015: Buick presents 2017 LaCrosse

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The next-generation 2017 Buick LaCrosse was introduced today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. It is based on the Avenir concept that premiered in Detroit earlier this year, and will arrive in showrooms in early summer 2016.

Notice something familiar up front? It’s the return of a three-colour – red, silver and blue – Buick tri-shield insignia, which is accented by wing-shaped elements set against darkened waterfall grille bars inspired by the 1954 Wildcat II concept. 

Longer, lower, and wider than the current model, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse benefits from a stronger yet lighter structure. It is 136 kilograms (300 lbs) lighter mainly due to the use of press-hardened, high-strength steels which contribute to greater fuel efficiency and more responsive handling. A new 3.6L V6 teams up with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

LaCrosse customers have plenty of available features to get excited about such as wireless charging for smartphones, perforated leather front seats with massage, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, a rear-view camera, standard 18” wheels or optional 20” wheels, and much more.

“The new LaCrosse signals the next phase of Buick’s international momentum with its dramatic good looks,” said Mike Speranzini, brand director, Buick in Canada. “Its unique combination of quietness, comfort and connectivity sets new standards in the segment, supported by technologies not offered by competitors like Lexus.”