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Buick Reveals Its Updated LaCrosse Model for the Chinese Market

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A look at the LaCrosse the U.S. missed out on
Photo: GM China

The Buick LaCrosse was among the models discontinued by General Motors late last year. Even though the LaCrosse will officially exit the North American market after the 2019 model year, the LaCrosse will live on in China.

In fact, the 2020 Buick LaCrosse is set to receive some major aesthetic and powertrain upgrades.

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The most noticeable change for the 2020 LaCrosse is its redesigned exterior. This look will better reflect Buick’s latest design language.

The LaCrosse’s new grille trades the old waterfall aesthetic for a horizontal pattern. This provides the LaCrosse with a renewed visual width up front.

In the back, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse receives a set of new taillights. Furthermore, the 2020 LaCrosse will incorporate a brand-new bumper design and dual exhaust outlets.

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The LaCrosse’s changes are not just limited to aesthetic alterations. I will also be the first Buick model to include the eighth generation of Ecotec engines.

The 2.0-liter LSY engine comes paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Together, the two powertrain components are capable of producing up to 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

ECOTEC 1.0T and 1.3T engines revealed
GM’s Ecotec engines are also due for an upgrade
Photo: GM

Down the line, Chinese drivers will also have access to the 1.3-liter L3T engine. This available powertrain produces up to 160 horsepower.

Chinese drivers won’t have to wait long for this refreshed LaCrosse model, as it will go on sale during the first half of 2019. While the LaCrosse may not have much of a future here in North America, it is currently serving as a glimpse of Buick’s future over in China.

News Source: GM Authority