Following GM Authority‘s report about the next-generation Buick LaCrosse being confirmed for China a couple of weeks ago, Buick‘s all-new full-size sedan has just been fully leaked in the Asian country.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released the SAIC-GM joint venture’s future product statement for the all-new fourth-generation Buick LaCrosse, leaking the first images of the exterior design and some additional details about the Chinese market-exclusive full-size sedan before its official reveal.
Leaked images show that the all-new Buick LaCrosse will adopt the Pure Design language of the American brand’s next-generation vehicles, with cues inspired by the Buick Wildcat EV Concept. That includes the new signature front end with a generous lower-positioned trapezoidal grille, large two-way headlights that extend horizontally and vertically, as well as the shark-nose shape that supports the new Buick logo.
For its part, the next-generation Buick LaCrosse’s body boasts organic shapes and a fastback-like silhouette, with the roofline sloping down into the trunk. At the rear are massive taillamps arranged horizontally on a chrome strip, a duck-tailed boot lid and two exhaust outlets protruding from the bumper. The sedan measures 196.7 inches long, 73.5 inches wide and 57.9 inches tall, with the same 114.4-inch wheelbase as the current model.
In particular, that latest data confirms that the all-new fourth-generation Buick LaCrosse will be built on the long-wheelbase GM E2 platform. Similarly, the statement shows that the following LaCrosse will keep the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine that develops 169 kW or 227 horsepower, and delivers a combined fuel consumption of 6.59 L/100km or 35.7 mpg. GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission will be standard.
The all-new Buick LaCrosse is expected to make its world debut in the coming months in China, the only country where the Tri-Shield brand’s full-size sedan is currently manufactured and marketed. Although the model was first spied on public roads in Michigan in early September, the upcoming LaCrosse is not expected to be sold in North America.