Teaser videos of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse show the vehicle with GM’s new electronic shifting system. Known as Electronic Precision Shift, the new shifting system was introduced in the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5, and the unit in the 2017 LaCrosse teaser video looks to be similar if not identical.
Electronic Precision Shift essentially digitizes a vehicle’s shifter and improves the driving experience by:
- Reducing noise and vibration
- Delivering smooth, precise and responsive shifting
- Allowing more efficient use of cabin space
In the new Cadillac XT5, the benefits associated with cabin space result in a new center console design that creates a new floating console with a storage space beneath the shifter. As such, it’s entirely possible that the new LaCrosse will also enjoy the packaging benefits of the new shifter.
We’ll know more next week when the all-new LaCrosse debuts at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.