Buick remains to be all the rage in China, and we think the country’s people will quite like the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. After grabbing our first impressions of the 2017 LaCrosse, it’s clear Buick means business, calling the sedan its flagship. For China, this is even more so.
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is styled identical, and receives nearly every option the U.S.-spec LaCrosse does, save for a powertrain difference. The 2017 LaCrosse 28T, the top-end of the LaCrosse range, receives the familiar 2.0-liter LTG four-cylinder turbo engine. All other LaCrosses will arrive with GM’s new 1.5-liter SIDI four-cylinder. A V6 option is not available.
Buyers choosing the 2.0-liter turbo will receive a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.5-liter four-cylinder LaCrosse gains an extra cog and arrives with standard start-stop technology.
Finally, Buick China will introduce Continuous Damping Control, Buick’s intelligent chassis system which monitors the road 100 times per second. The system maximizes comfort, but also benefits handling when sport mode is selected.
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse shouldn’t have much of a problem finding buyers in the country. Last year alone, 83,000 LaCrosse sedans were purchased nationwide.