2020 Buick LaCrosse
The Buick LaCrosse is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 model year consisting of updates to the exterior styling. To note, a mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2020 Buick LaCrosse. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Buick.
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Following are our expectations of the 2020 Buick LaCrosse:
- Changes and updates to exterior design, likely similar to the design language introduced by the 2018 Buick Regal
- Potential (though highly unlikely) updates to the interior
The 2020 LaCrosse has been spotted on the following occasions undergoing testing:
- April 2018: 2020 Buick LaCrosse spied for the first time
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse continues to be offered as a four-door sedan.
Like all third-generation units of the Buick LaCrosse, the 2020 LaCrosse continues to ride on the extended-wheelbase variant of GM’s E2 platform. The LaCrosse is the only model to use the long-wheelbase version of the architecture, with the following vehicles using the regular wheelbase version:
Engines & Transmissions
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse is expected to continue being offered with the following engines and transmissions.
|Manufacturer||Brand||Model||Model Year||Engine||Wheel Drive||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|General Motors Company||Buick||LaCrosse||2020||2.5L I4 LHN DOHC with 20 kW electric mild hybrid with start/stop||Front wheel drive||6-speed auto MHN Gen 3||194 / 145 @ 6300||187 / 252.5 @ 4400|
|General Motors Company||Buick||LaCrosse||2020||3.6L V6 LGX DOHC with cylinder deactivation||Front wheel drive||9-speed auto M3G||310 / 230 @ 6800||268 / 363 @ 5200|
|General Motors Company||Buick||LaCrosse||2020||3.6L V6 LGX DOHC with cylinder deactivation||All wheel drive||9-speed auto M3G||310 / 230 @ 6800||268 / 363 @ 5200|
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse will continue being assembled at the following facilities for global markets:
- GM Detroit Hamtramck plant in Michigan operated by GM USA
- A plant operated by GM China/Shanghai GM for the Chinese market
We expect the 2020 LaCrosse to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch in the time frame of the second-third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect that the third-generation LaCrosse will live on thru at least the 2021 model year. At this point, it’s not clear whether Buick will make an all-new, future Buick LaCrosse, given the ongoing market shift away from sedans and towards crossovers.
In 2017, it was rumored that GM had plans to discontinue the LaCrosse after the third generation. However, in April 2018, GM CEO Mary Barra stated that sedans remain an important part of GM’s product portfolio, as cross-town rival Ford Motor Company announced plans to discontinue all sedans in its lineup.
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