Exactly one year after the launch of the 2021 Buick LaCrosse in China, which boasts new features and a higher level of refinement, General Motors is introducing the 2022 model year of Buick’s flagship sedan with a noteworthy addition for the Asian country. The automaker created a new variant of the 2022 Buick LaCrosse Avenir with a more competitive price, focused on executive transportation companies.
This new version of the 2022 Buick LaCrosse Avenir, which is called “Pre-Shared,” is a second configuration for the model that maintains exactly the same design, but with fewer comfort features than the regular range-topping edition, now known as “Flagship.” As such, this is the first time that more than one Avenir configuration has been offered for the LaCrosse in the Chinese market.
Like the existing variant, the newly launched 2022 Buick LaCrosse Avenir Pre-Shared keeps the core elements of Buick’s “sculptural beauty” design language as well as the distinctive, more refined finish of the Avenir models. In addition to the signature Merlot Red Wine exterior hue of the brand’s flagship vehicles, the new LaCrosse Avenir Pre-Shared is offered in Jade Black for business customers who prefer a more discreet look.
This new version of the Buick LaCrosse Avenir also adopts a second interior color alongside the existing beige. As standard, the LaCrosse Avenir Pre-Shared features a light gray cabin that remains aesthetically the same. However, this new edition loses several comfort features such as the rear-seat massage function, the infotainment control panel in the center console and the power-operated rear sunshades.
Mechanically, both variants of the 2022 Buick LaCrosse Avenir retain the turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine that produces 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The sole powertrain choice is managed by the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
The new 2022 Buick LaCrosse Avenir Pre-Shared is available throughout the entire dealer network starting in June, which also introduces the latest generation of Buick’s infotainment system that integrates wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with an advanced suite of active safety features. Its suggested price is 265,800 CNY, or about $41,640 USD at the current exchange rate.