Authorities in China have released a new future product statement from the SAIC-GM joint venture for all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse, this time with images and specific information about the fourth-generation sedan’s base trim level – which will remain an exclusive vehicle for the Chinese market.
In particular, the new leak presents the base variant of the all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse with a relatively plainer look than the mid-level trim seen in December. However, the biggest difference between the two concerns the powertrain, as the entry-level 2024 LaCrosse will be equipped with a next-generation turbocharged 1.5L engine instead of the familiar 2.0L I4 LSY engine found in more equipped versions.
Aesthetically, the recently leaked base 2024 Buick LaCrosse painted in white maintains most of the body elements of the initially revealed red unit, inspired by the brand’s latest Pure Design language. The differences are in finishing details such as the wheel design and the rear bumper with a specific lower part that replaces the double exhaust outlet with decorative moldings.
For its part, the entry-level 2024 Buick LaCrosse includes an eighth-generation Ecotec turbocharged 1.5L engine coded “LAX” with an output of 132 kW or 177 horsepower. The engine will be exclusively mated to the same GM nine-speed automatic transmission as with the 2.0L LSY. Unlike the previous statement, this one did not offer any fuel consumption details for the turbo 1.5L engine.
The all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse will make its world debut in the coming months in China, which will remain the only country where the nameplate is still manufactured and marketed. The new LaCrosse will continue to be based on the same long-wheelbase GM E2 platform as the third-generation model and measures 196.7 inches long, 73.5 inches wide and 57.9 inches tall, riding on the same 114.4-inch wheelbase.