Last spring, we captured the very first spy photos of the 2020 Buick LaCrosse refresh. Then in June, we managed to get higher-quality photos thanks to a prototype testing in Europe. And now, we got our hands on actual photos of the model thanks to a Chinese leak, showing the scope of the exterior redesign in both regular and range-topping Avenir trim.
The refresh for the biggest Buick sedan comes exactly three years after the launch of the current third-generation model.
As we expected, the aesthetic changes of the 2020 Buick LaCrosse refresh are mainly focused on the front and rear, while the sides of the sedan remain the same as the current model.
The front end has been completely redesigned, with the new face being similar to the new, second-generation Buick Enclave. A new grille is taller and wider, abandoning Buick’s traditional vertical waterfall grille design. The new grille also integrates with the redesigned, slimmer headlights.
In addition, the front bumper of the 2020 Buick LaCrosse refresh also incorporates an interesting C-shaped design under the headlights that complements the entire design quite well.
Moving to the rear, Buick’s new full-size sedan offers a more harmonious design. Like the headlights, the new taillights are thinner than before. They are now joined by a chrome horizontal bar that accentuates the model’s ample width.
Meanwhile, the new bumper cover has a new lower fascia with a piano black finish.
Unofficial Chinese media reports state that the 2020 Buick LaCrosse refresh will be offered with two turbocharged engines. The base block is the 1.3L L3Z making 160 horsepower. More equipped versions will use GM’s new 2.0L LSY engine that makes 237 horses.
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse will likely officially make its debut during the upcoming auto show season in the United States that kicks off this coming January in Detroit.