Currently, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes in one single powertrain flavor: a 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine. However, should gasoline prices fluctuate and climb upward, the brand seems ready to respond with more hybrids and electrification.
AutoGuide reports the 2017 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid, currently a China-only product, could easily fill a gap should the market deem it necessary to do so. The LaCrosse Hybrid trades its the 3.6-liter V6 for a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack to help it achieve greater fuel economy. If it were to reach North America, 46 mpg could be achievable, similar to what the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid returns.
For now, though, the brand will sit back and see how the market plays out.