Back in April, we showed you the first spy photos of the upcoming Buick LaCrosse refresh. And now, we have a better look at the updated sedan thanks to a new set of high-quality spy photos.
Photographed by our eagle-eyed spies undergoing testing in Spain while (wearing German license plates), the prototype continues to feature a healthy dose of camouflage covering the front and rear ends, very much like the tester model we saw in April. These new, higher-quality shots confirm what we told you last time: the 2020 Buick LaCrosse facelift will adopt a front facia design similar to that of the 2018 Buick Regal, complete with “squinty” headlights and a large grille.
It doesn’t look like the sides of the LaCrosse will receive any changes as part of the facelift, but the back surely will. Despite the heavy camo, this prototype of the LaCrosse refresh is wearing a revised rear fascia, complete with new taillamps and a new reverse indicator lamp. The new reverse light has a trapezoidal shape and is positioned dead center at the bottom of the rear end, similar to many current Cadillac models.
The facelifted Buick LaCrosse is expected to carry over much of the interior while keeping the same powertrain as the 2017-2019 models, which are offered with a choice of the standard 2.5L inline-four cylinder LHN engine with a 20 kW mild hybrid system paired to a six-speed automatic transmission or the 3.6L V-6 LGX engine mated to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission.
Expect the Buick LaCrosse refresh to be revealed before the end of the 2018 calendar year, and go on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model year vehicle.